Michael Kepp Launches Third Book of Personal Essays

Michael Kepp Launches Third Book of Personal Essays

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Author, Michael Kepp will host a book launch and signing for his newest collection of personal essays, “Um pé em cada país” (A foot in each country), at Livraria da Travessa in Botafogo on Tuesday, November 24th. The book is the third in a […]

Directors’ Week Film Festival Returns to Rio on November 19th

Directors’ Week Film Festival Returns to Rio on November 19th

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Once again highlighting the best of contemporary Brazilian cinema, the Semana dos Realizadores (Directors’ Week) film festival will return on Thursday, November 19th. Celebrating its seventh edition this year, the festival will continue through November 25th and will feature film screenings in Espaço Itaú […]

Property Prices in Brazil Remain Stable in October

Property Prices in Brazil Remain Stable in October

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Report RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Economic Research Foundation Institute (Fipe) and real estate portal Zap released their monthly real estate index, FipeZap, on Thursday November 5th. After registering the largest drop since the index began last month, the change house prices in twenty cities in the country was […]

What R$10,000 Rents in Rio de Janeiro for 2015

What R$10,000 Rents in Rio de Janeiro for 2015

By Shalina Chatlani, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Property prices in Rio have boomed over the last seven years, with apartment rental prices topping out in 2014, and now slowly starting to decline through 2015. Although Rio remains one of the most expensive cities in South America, foreigners with U.S. dollars to spend […]

Celebrating Halloween Weekend 2015 in Rio de Janeiro

Celebrating Halloween Weekend 2015 in Rio de Janeiro

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Growing in popularity every year, Halloween, also known as dia das bruxas (witches’ day) in Brazil, will be celebrated in clubs, bars, and pubs located throughout Rio de Janeiro this weekend. While several celebrations have already taken place this month, many more are planned […]

Humaitá: One of Rio’s Most Under-Discovered Neighborhoods

Humaitá: One of Rio’s Most Under-Discovered Neighborhoods

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On a map the neighborhood of Humaitá cuts a higgedly-piggedly shape out of the landscape. Stamped between Christ the Redeemer and the Lagoa, for some it is just on the way to its buzzier brother, Botafogo, or prettier sister, Jardim Botânico. But for those […]

Rio Vigilantes Raise More Security Challenges for Police

Rio Vigilantes Raise More Security Challenges for Police

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The sweeping mass robberies known as “arrastões” (big drags) on Rio de Janeiro’s beaches last weekend and their spread into the Zona Sul (South Zone) neighborhoods of Botafogo and Humaitá were quickly followed by reports of a rise of in alleged vigilante attacks and […]

Gourmet Restaurant with Urban Art Opens in Rio’s Botafogo

Gourmet Restaurant with Urban Art Opens in Rio’s Botafogo

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Inaugurated on Tuesday, August 25th in the neighborhood of Botafogo, the new Metrópole Art’n Grill is part art gallery, part interactive installation, part bar, part lounge, and part restaurant that offers gourmet hot dogs, hamburgers and craft beers. The venue’s inauguration featured live painting […]

Rio’s Vasco da Gama in Crisis in 2015 Brasileirão

Rio’s Vasco da Gama in Crisis in 2015 Brasileirão

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio de Janeiro football (soccer) club Vasco da Gama continued their negative series in the 2015 Brasileirão when losing to Goiás with 0-3 this weekend. The club has gained the fewest points ever after twenty rounds, since the championship has been introduced in its […]

Botafogo: Rio’s New York-Esque Neighborhood

Botafogo: Rio’s New York-Esque Neighborhood

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Botafogo, a network of streets that spans from the Lagoa to its beach that looks onto Sugar Loaf, has been tentatively referred to as Bota-Soho in the press recently. Though the name is a bit wide of the mark, comparing this neighborhood with one […]

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