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 […]

Cruzeiro Three Points Away from Title, While Carioca Clubs Lose

Cruzeiro Three Points Away from Title, While Carioca Clubs Lose

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This weekend, in the 36th round of the Brasileirão, Belo Horizonte outfit Cruzeiro could grab their second Serie A title in a row. The team from Minas Gerais won 2×1 against Grêmio yesterday (Thursday, November 20th) and tops the table with a seven point lead, […]

Flu Push Fogo Deeper Into Brasileirão Relegation Zone

Flu Push Fogo Deeper Into Brasileirão Relegation Zone

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the 34th round of the Brasileirão championship, Fluminense beat fellow Carioca club Botafogo 1×0 in the clássico at Maracanã on Saturday night. With this win, the G-4 remain in a three point distance for the Tricolor, while Botafogo was lucky that fellow relegation zone […]

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