FLIP 2014 Paraty Literature Festival Begins July 30th: Daily

FLIP 2014 Paraty Literature Festival Begins July 30th: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Festa Literária Internacional de Paraty (Paraty International Literary Festival), best known simply as FLIP, returned for its twelfth edition to the city of Paraty in Rio State, on Wednesday, July 30th. The five-day-festival will continue today, Thursday, July 31st and run through Sunday, […]

Clampdown on Food Hygiene Ahead of the Olympics: Daily

Clampdown on Food Hygiene Ahead of the Olympics: Daily

By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Rio’s Municipal Health Bureau has started a course of actions that include rigorous inspections, education of business owners and raids in a bid to improve the city’s food hygiene and safety standards. The strategy will see all establishments including street stalls, snack bars, botecos and […]

Vasco Beat Ponte Preta 2×1 in Copa do Brasil: Daily

Vasco Beat Ponte Preta 2×1 in Copa do Brasil: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Vasco beat Ponte Preta 2-1 last night at São Januário to progress to the last sixteen of the Copa do Brasil. Following their 2-0 victory in the first leg last week, last night’s result gave the Cruz-Maltino a comprehensive 4-1 aggregate advantage over their […]

Ficha Limpa Bars Hundreds of Political Candidates

Ficha Limpa Bars Hundreds of Political Candidates

By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With the objective of doing away with corruption in Brazil’s political system, the Ficha Limpa law (Clean Record Law) faces its toughest test in the upcoming October general elections. The law, passed in 2010, makes it ineligible for those who have been convicted of corruption, mismanagement […]

Six Military Police Arrested After UPP Operation

Six Military Police Arrested After UPP Operation

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Early on Sunday, July 27th, Rio de Janeiro civil police arrested six military police officers under suspicion of falsifying acts of resistance during a Police Pacifying Unit (UPP) operation in Morro do Fogueteiro favela community that had resulted in two deaths on the previous […]

Tax Income Increases from Small and Medium-Sized Companies

Tax Income Increases from Small and Medium-Sized Companies

By Sarah Brown, contributing reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – It is the small to medium-sized companies that are gaining the bigger profits in Brazil against last year’s figures, according to the Internal Revenue Sector. They state that the low growth of federal revenues in the first semester is linked to the performance of the […]

Toll Cost Rising in August for the Niteroi Bridge and Via Dutra

Toll Cost Rising in August for the Niteroi Bridge and Via Dutra

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The National Transportation Agency (Agência Nacional de Transportes Terrestres, ANTT) authorized last week a six percent increase in toll cost of Rio-Niteroi Bridge and the President Dutra Highway (Rodovia Presidente Dutra), beginning August 1st. For passenger cars, the rate will increase from R$4.90 to R$5.20. […]

Rock & Blues Guitarist Gwyn Ashton to Play in Rio

Rock & Blues Guitarist Gwyn Ashton to Play in Rio

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Touring in support of his most recent album release entitled, Radiogram, Australian guitarist and singer-songwriter Gwyn Ashton returns to Rio de Janeiro in July and August to play multiple shows. Last in the city for the 2011 Rio Rock & Blues International Festival, Ashton […]

Coach Dunga to Overhaul Brazil Seleção Squad

Coach Dunga to Overhaul Brazil Seleção Squad

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Dunga, the new coach of the Brazilian national side, is planning a major overhaul of the squad, according to reports in the Brazilian press over recent days. The 1994 World Cup-winning captain was reappointed last week and his long term goal is the next […]

A Guide to Upscale Eating in Copacabana

A Guide to Upscale Eating in Copacabana

By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Copacabana was the symbol of Rio’s glamor up until the 1980s, when it became overshadowed by Ipanema and then Leblon as the elite neighborhoods for luxury shopping and upscale dining. Yet there remain some culinary bastions in Copacabana, as well as new eating adventures to […]

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