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” […]

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 […]

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