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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Long held up as a positive model of the impact of Rio’s Police Pacification Units (UPP), the Santa Marta favela community in Zona Sul (South Zone), Botafogo, was rocked on...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Sunday, November 20th, Flamengo players and fans were stunned by a last minute goal from Coritiba, which tied the game 2x2 and extinguished any hope of Flamengo winning the...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Last week, Brazil’s Ministry of Sports confirmed that Rio’s Flamengo football (soccer) club formally requested permission to play in Deodoro Stadium in Rio’s Zona Oeste (West Zone). Due to the...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Celebrating contemporary Italian audiovisual productions, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Rio de Janeiro will present the ‎8½ Festa do Cinema Italiano (The 8½ Festival of Italian Cinema) from...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Since 2014 the WineHouse in Rio de Janeiro has been focusing on Brazilian wines, and offering a sophisticated yet accessible nook on the bustling Botafogo restaurant scene. British expatriate...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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