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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Institute of Public Security (ISP) on Thursday, January 18th, announced that cases of violent death (sum of homicide, robbery, lethal assault and homicide resulting from police action) in Rio...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Easily the second most famous Carnival celebration in Brazil (behind Rio) is in Salvador, the capital of the Northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia and the largest city on the northeast...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Considered the largest outdoor nautical fair in Latin America, the Rio Boat Show, has arrived for its 20th edition in 2017 at the Marina da Glória from April 5th to...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The official sale of tickets for the Rock in Rio 2017 begins today, Thursday April 6th, at 7PM. Organizers report that in the early sales for this year's festival, which...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Breaking the festival’s record, more than 100,000 people gathered at the Interlagos Race Track in São Paulo on Saturday for the Lollapalooza Festival. In all, organizers say more than 190,000...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As the memories of Rio's 2017 Carnival blocos (street parties) get rinsed away by some days of light rain, Riotur, the government tourism body responsible for approving licenses for blocos,...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Unfortunately the 2017 Carnival parade competition of the Grupo Especial (Special Group) samba schools held in Rio's famous Sambódromo, saw four accidents this year, one on the first night and...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Renovated Portuguese colonial house, The Mansion in Santa Teresa, will host its final event of the 2017 Carnival celebrations on Tuesday, February 28th. The space will host a twelve-hour long...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The city of Rio de Janeiro expects to receive approximately 1.1 million tourists in this year's Carnival, according to officials. That is an increase from the one million predicted last...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The interior of Rio de Janeiro state, referred to as "fluminense", has seen cities attract more and more tourists during the Carnival season this year, with hotel occupancy rates higher...
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