Celebrating Dia dos Namorados 2016 in Rio de Janeiro

Celebrating Dia dos Namorados 2016 in Rio de Janeiro

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Observed every year on June 12th, Dia dos Namorados (Lovers’ Day/Boyfriends, Girlfriends’ Day) honors love and relationships in Brazil and features celebrations similar to Valentine’s Day with dates, flowers, dining out, gifts, decorations, and parties. While most countries, including other Portuguese-speaking nations, celebrate Valentine’s […]

Rio’s Botafogo FC Earns its First Win in Brasileirão Round Three

Rio’s Botafogo FC Earns its First Win in Brasileirão Round Three

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The top twenty football clubs in Brazil take the pitch this week as the Campeonato Brasileiro (Brasileirão) Série A enters round three. Wednesday night showcased the three big clubs from Rio de Janeiro in the Série A this year, as Botafogo, Fluminense and Flamengo all […]

Fluminense and Santa Cruz Draw 2×2 in Week Two of Brasileirão

Fluminense and Santa Cruz Draw 2×2 in Week Two of Brasileirão

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The 2016 Brazilian football (soccer) league, the Campeonato Brasileiro de Futebol Série A, or Brasileirão, kicked off two weekends ago, with 38 rounds of matches to be played until the champion is crowned in December. For most Cariocas the biggest game of the second week […]

Botafogo, Still Rio de Janeiro’s Glorious Neighborhood

Botafogo, Still Rio de Janeiro’s Glorious Neighborhood

By Charlotte Markham, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Sitting in front of Guanabara Bay, Botafogo has always been a prestigious neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, ever since it housed the Portuguese Crown in the late 1800s. Today, it continues to draw nighttime revelers, foodies and young professionals as an unpretentious contemporary melting pot […]

Vasco Wins 2016 Campeonato Carioca in 1×1 Draw with Botafogo

Vasco Wins 2016 Campeonato Carioca in 1×1 Draw with Botafogo

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Saturday, May 8th, in the second of two final matches in the 2016 Campeonato Carioca championship, Vasco da Gama tied with Botafogo to win the state championship. Unlikely hero, defender Rafael Vaz, scored the tying goal in the second half for Vasco, extending its […]

Celebrating Easter 2016 in Rio de Janeiro and Brazil

Celebrating Easter 2016 in Rio de Janeiro and Brazil

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Celebrations of Easter in Rio de Janeiro and Brazil, a country home to one of the largest Catholic populations in the world and an increasing evangelical population, often center around religion, family, and friends. Known as Páscoa in Portuguese, the holiday of Easter falls […]

Fla-Flu See Goalless Tie in Rio’s Taça Guanabara Football

Fla-Flu See Goalless Tie in Rio’s Taça Guanabara Football

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the second round of the Taça Guanabara, Flamengo and Fluminense tied in a scoreless contest playing at Pacaembu Stadium in São Paulo yesterday (Sunday, March 20th). On Saturday Vasco beat Boavista 1×0 and Botafogo also beat Madureira 1×0 yesterday. The results put Vasco, Botafogo […]

Audio Rebel Hosts First Edition of Convida Series March 14th – 20th

Audio Rebel Hosts First Edition of Convida Series March 14th – 20th

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Beginning Monday, March 14th, Audio Rebel in Botafogo will host the first edition of its Convida series. With cultural producer Chico Dub serving as curator for the inaugural edition, the series will feature performances of contemporary music, free improvisation, sound installations, dance performances and […]

Taça Guanabara Begins with Wins, Ties for Rio’s Big Four

Taça Guanabara Begins with Wins, Ties for Rio’s Big Four

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The classic game for Taça Guanabara between two of Rio’s big four clubs, Fluminense and Botafogo, ended in a tie on Sunday in Volta Redonda, with both teams scoring once. The other two clubs (Vasco and Flamengo) won their respective games and are now leading […]

“Paris-Rio Plages” Photography Exhibition to Open March 10th

“Paris-Rio Plages” Photography Exhibition to Open March 10th

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – An upcoming free to the public photography exhibition will feature approximately 22 images by French photographer Marich Devise that aim to link the cities and people of Paris, France and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Opening on Thursday, March 10th, the “Paris – Rio Plages” […]

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