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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to Jimmy Story, Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro, relations between the United States and Brazil should suffer no setbacks following the surprising U.S....
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - While most of the election talk in Brazil has revolved around the country’s recent municipal elections, for the thousands of American expatriates who call Brazil home, another important election is...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Rio World Cup MixUp viewing parties continue tonight, Sunday, June 22nd, at Gringo Café with a live broadcast, beginning at 7PM, of the USA taking on Portugal...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – At 7PM tonight, June 16th, the USA will take on Ghana for their first group game of the 2014 World Cup and the match will be broadcast live at...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Minister of External Relations Antonio Patriota has reiterated demands for urgent clarifications from the United States over allegations that the National Security Agency (NSA) – the country’s communications surveillance agency –...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Just three months ahead of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s state visit to the United States, relations between the two countries are being tested by allegations that the National Security Agency...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden, is in Brazil this week, as part of a South American tour which also includes a visit to Colombia. The Vice...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The United States has informed the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs that the current U.S. Ambassador to Brazil, Thomas A. Shannon, will end his rotation in the country later this...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Sales of Brazilian-made firearms to the U.S. increased 187.5 percent while former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was in office, compared to the same eight-year period of his...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The announcement of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation shocked the Catholic world this week, and almost immediately speculation started over who would be his successor. Given Brazil is home to...
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