New York Bassoonist Janet Grice Performs in Rio de Janeiro

New York Bassoonist Janet Grice Performs in Rio de Janeiro

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Traveling to Brazil annually, New York-based American bassoonist Janet Grice has returned to Rio de Janeiro to perform live jazz, and Brazilian chamber, contemporary, and classical music with her group, the Vento Trio. “The bassoon is a deep, expressive instrument that is often overlooked. […]

Music, Technology, and Art Event Celebrates the Future as it Returns to Rio

Music, Technology, and Art Event Celebrates the Future as it Returns to Rio

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Festival Multiplicidade returns this week to Rio de Janeiro on July 30th and will include events held in Oi Futuro Flamengo, Planetario da Gavea and EAV Parque Lage through November 7th. Celebrating its tenth anniversary last year, this edition of the avant-garde festival, […]

Brazil’s Lava Jato Turning to Energy Companies in 16th Phase

Brazil’s Lava Jato Turning to Energy Companies in 16th Phase

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The sixteenth phase of the Lava Jato (Car wash) investigation has started this morning with a focus on electricity companies, especially Eletronuclear, a subsidy of Eletrobras. Eletronuclear’s President Othon Luiz Pinheiro da Silva was arrested as part of the thirty warrants issued this morning […]

Waste Production in Brazil Grew 29 Percent in 11 Years

Waste Production in Brazil Grew 29 Percent in 11 Years

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The production of garbage in Brazilian households has grown by 29 percent between 2003 and 2014, while the population only grew by six percent during that period. Also not in line with the increased creation of waste was its adequate treatment, as only 58.4 […]

Traces of Pre-Historic Rio are Found in Leopoldina

Traces of Pre-Historic Rio are Found in Leopoldina

By Georgia Grimond, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Signs of human habitation and clues to Rio’s history have been uncovered by archaeologists working on the city’s new metro line, Line 4, in Leopoldina, Centro. Approximately fifty stone artefacts and 400 shells dating back between 3,000 and 4,000 years have been discovered. They are […]

More Than 2,300 Deaths Recorded by Police in Brazil in 2014

More Than 2,300 Deaths Recorded by Police in Brazil in 2014

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In 2014, on average six people died each day in Brazil through involvement of the military police, totaling in 2,368 deaths in 22 states according to data collected by G1 from the Secretaries of Public Security. The states of São Paulo and Rio de […]

Brazil Shows Slight Increase in Industry Confidence

Brazil Shows Slight Increase in Industry Confidence

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Despite the negative news about the Brazilian economy as well as political unrest due to large scale corruption schemes, after five consecutive declines the government news wire announced that the Industry Trust Indicator (Índide de Confiança da Indústria, ICI), measured by the Fundação Getulio Vargas […]

Santa Teresa Bonde to Start Running With Passengers

Santa Teresa Bonde to Start Running With Passengers

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The widely missed bonde (tram) in Santa Teresa, suspended since 2011, will start first tests with passengers today (July 27th), on a 1.7km stretch of the final 10.5km between Largo da Carioca and Largo do Curvelo. However, Rio Governor Pezão has announced that the […]

Alternative Rock Band The Maine Returns to Rio de Janeiro

Alternative Rock Band The Maine Returns to Rio de Janeiro

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – American alternative rock quintet The Maine returns to Rio de Janeiro this Friday, July 31st to perform live at Circo Voador and to kick-off their Brazilian Candy tour. The current tour is taking place in support of the band’s most recent album, American Candy, […]

Brazil Finish Third in Medal Tables at the Pan-Am Games

Brazil Finish Third in Medal Tables at the Pan-Am Games

By Georgia Grimond, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As the seventeenth Pan-American Games drew to a close in Toronto on Sunday, July 26th, Brazil was celebrating finishing third in the medal tables, with 141 medals in total and some promising young stars having taken to the podium. Canada, the host country, benefited from […]

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