Brazil Increases Rio 2016 Olympic Budget: Daily

Brazil Increases Rio 2016 Olympic Budget: Daily

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Officials in Brazil have revealed that the infrastructure budget for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016 will be R$24.1 billion (US$10.76 billion). The figure is a lot more than first expected but is being viewed as a statement of intent to prepare the city, […]

Historic BPE Library Reopens in Centro Rio

Historic BPE Library Reopens in Centro Rio

By William Jones and Claire Rivé, Contributing Reporters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Biblioteca Parque Estadual do Rio (BPE, Library State Park of Rio), which reopened on March 29th after four years of renovation does its part for doing away with any outdated perceptions one might have of traditional dusty libraries. Offering the public […]

Olympic Park Worker Strike Continues in Rio: Daily

Olympic Park Worker Strike Continues in Rio: Daily

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Construction workers at the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro have voted in favor of continuing their strike despite opposition from the labor court. The 2,500 strong workforce are locked in a battle with authorities over higher pay, benefits and working conditions. The strike began […]

Rio Art Museum (MAR) Celebrates First Year: Daily

Rio Art Museum (MAR) Celebrates First Year: Daily

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Rio de Janeiro Museum of Art (MAR) is celebrating its on year anniversary with an exhibition named “Encontro de Mundos” or “Meeting of the Worlds,” which celebrates the rich and diverse art and history of the famous city of Rio de Janeiro. The exhibition […]

Inflation Forecast Down, Food Price Up: Daily

Inflation Forecast Down, Food Price Up: Daily

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The president of Brazil’s Central Bank, Alexandre Tombini, said that he is not surprised by the sharp rise in food prices reported from February to March this year, and affirmed that the hike does not alter the monetary authority’s forecast for inflation, which the Central […]

Rolls-Royce to Build Factory in Rio de Janeiro: Daily

Rolls-Royce to Build Factory in Rio de Janeiro: Daily

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – British company Rolls-Royce, known for its luxury vehicles, announced that it will build a factory for assembling not cars but naval equipment in Rio de Janeiro. The venture is reported to cost somewhere in the region of R$80 million and will be responsible for producing […]

Rio Verão Music Festival 2014 Today: Daily

Rio Verão Music Festival 2014 Today: Daily

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Rio Verão 2014 music festival will be displaying the best of the popular music scene in Brazil today, April 5th, with shows across the country, including Rio de Janeiro. The third edition of the pop festival brings superstar heavyweights as headliners, such as Naldo […]

Brazil Interest Rates at Two-Year-High: Daily

Brazil Interest Rates at Two-Year-High: Daily

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian Central Bank has raised interest rates to a two-year high in a bid to control growing inflation. The organ signaled to the country’s banks that it is ready to stop its aggressive monetary policy with this being its final increase. The Central Bank […]

Federal Police Seize 3.7 Tons Of Cocaine in Santos: Daily

Federal Police Seize 3.7 Tons Of Cocaine in Santos: Daily

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Authorities in Brazil have arrested 23 people and seized 3.7 tons of cocaine in the port of Santos, on the southern side of São Paulo. Military police say that the drugs gang was an international group who were shipping the pure cocaine in containers from […]

Brazil Inflation Increases as Electricity Bills Up: Daily

Brazil Inflation Increases as Electricity Bills Up: Daily

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The price in goods such as gas and electricity will follow an unpredictable path according to the latest inflation report published by the Brazilian Central Bank. The report states that consumers should expect a 7.5 percent increase in electricity rates this year, as they also […]

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