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By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – President Dilma Rousseff has said that the shipbuilding industry is expected to reach the milestone of hiring 100,000 workers in 2017. Speaking on her radio program "Coffee with the President"...
By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On the day before Carnival 2014 officially kicks off, the Brazil received good news: the country's economy officially grew by 2.3 percent in 2013. This is according to figures from...
By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter SALVADOR, BRAZIL – With less than a week to the end of the year, the Brazilian film industry is able to look back at a successful year: over 120 national feature films were watched by...
By William Jones and Shannon Sullivan, Contributing Reporters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The holidays tend to be a particularly difficult time of year for expatriates living abroad, when pangs for homegrown holiday traditions and loved ones far away become...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The seventh annual Corrida Drunks (Drunks Run) marathon will take place in Rio de Janeiro today, Sunday, December 15th, with pre-registered participants embarking from the neighborhood of Leblon at...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On September 26th the 15th edition of the Festival do Rio (Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival) will present hundreds of films from over sixty countries during a...
Opinion, by Alfonso Stefanini RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – I've heard that man's best friend in not the dog, but reinforced concrete. The material allows for the building structures that define modern urban living, from skyscrapers to hydroelectric dams. This...
By Fiona Hurrell, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Saturday May 25th, the American Society of Rio de Janeiro (AmSoc Rio) will host their annual America’s Day celebration at the Escola Americana (American School) in Gávea. As...
By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - While many who come to Rio seek out accommodations along the iconic Zona Sul (South Zone) beach neighborhoods, not everyone can afford the rising prices alone. Continuing our 2013 coverage...
By Fiona Hurrell, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Typically the months of June and July spell the start of the slower winter tourist season for hotels and holiday rental companies in Rio. However in 2013, the city...
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