Rental Price Growth Slows Below Inflation in Rio de Janeiro

Rental Price Growth Slows Below Inflation in Rio de Janeiro

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A survey by Rio’s housing union, Secovi-Rio, has shown that rents in Rio de Janeiro are rising much slower than they were a year ago. In most neighborhoods the increases in rent prices during the last year were below inflation, following the same trend as […]

Campeonato Carioca to Kickoff this Weekend in Rio

Campeonato Carioca to Kickoff this Weekend in Rio

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After about a month-long hiatus from club football (soccer), the ball is rolling again this weekend, in the 110th edition of the Rio state championship, the Campeonato Carioca. In this pre-Brasileirão tournament Rio’s top four teams compete with the smaller ones in Rio state for […]

São Clemente Will Open Second Night of the 2015 Carnival

São Clemente Will Open Second Night of the 2015 Carnival

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – G.R.E.S. São Clemente, the only samba school from Zona Sul (South Zone) in the Special Group, will start the second night of the top league’s parades on Monday, February 16th. The school known for its ironic treatment of themes and social criticism has strolled down […]

Rio’s Engenhão to Partly Reopen for Campeonato Carioca

Rio’s Engenhão to Partly Reopen for Campeonato Carioca

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio’s state government has allowed the Olympic stadium João Havelange, better known as Engenhão stadium, to host games of the upcoming Rio state championship, the Campeonato Carioca. The championship is set to start on February 1st and seats in the Botafogo homeground will be released […]

Santa Marta Community in Rio Marks Six Years with UPP

Santa Marta Community in Rio Marks Six Years with UPP

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Today marks the sixth anniversary of Rio de Janeiro’s inaugural Police Pacification Unit (Unidade de Polícia Pacificadora, or UPP), installed in the Santa Marta favela community on December 19, 2008. While the UPP still faces challenges in other areas of Rio, in Santa Marta, also […]

BCS Hosts a “Very British” Traditional Christmas Lunch

BCS Hosts a “Very British” Traditional Christmas Lunch

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The British and Commonwealth Society of Rio de Janeiro (BCS), which has been in operation for more than seventy years in Rio, is pleased to present a “Very British” Traditional Christmas lunch. The annual holiday event is happening tomorrow, Saturday, December 13th, from 1PM – […]

Mediocre Results for Carioca Clubs in the 2014 Brasileirão

Mediocre Results for Carioca Clubs in the 2014 Brasileirão

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Carioca clubs in the Serie A, Fluminense, Flamengo and Botafogo, didn’t fare too well in the 2014 Brasileirão championship. Fluminense and Flamengo finished the season in the middle of the table without either qualifying for the Libertadores and Botafogo were even relegated and will […]

Botafogo Relegated to the Brasileirão’s Serie B

Botafogo Relegated to the Brasileirão’s Serie B

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With their sixth successive defeat and 22nd in total after 37 games Botafogo has been relegated to Brazil’s second division Serie B for next season. The Glorioso lost 0x2 against Santos after a brace by former Seleção (Brazil national team) striker Leandro Damião and sealed […]

Cruzeiro Win the 2014 Brasileirão Championship

Cruzeiro Win the 2014 Brasileirão Championship

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Two rounds before the end of the 2014 Brasileirão Cruzeiro was crowned champion after a 2×1 win over Goiás in the Mineirão stadium. It is the second title in a row for the club from Belo Horizonte and the fourth in total. Goals were scored […]

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