Iron & Wine Live in Rio de Janeiro September 3rd

Iron & Wine Live in Rio de Janeiro September 3rd

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – American indie, folk, and roots singer-songwriter Sam Beam, who performs under the moniker Iron & Wine, will play live at Sacadura 154 in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, September 3rd. Following a September 2nd show in São Paulo, Beam’s show at Sacadura 154 in […]

Rio Authorizes Use of Masks by Military Police Again

Rio Authorizes Use of Masks by Military Police Again

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Certain units of the Rio de Janeiro Military Police (PMRJ) received authorization from the State Secretary of Public Security, José Mariano Beltrame, to wear masks, or the balaclava, in specific operations such as hostage rescue and events such as demonstrations. As O Globo reports, the […]

New Exhibition Showcases Works of Rio’s Afro-Brazilian Women

New Exhibition Showcases Works of Rio’s Afro-Brazilian Women

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Following an inauguration event on Saturday, August 29th, the #AfroGrafiteiras exhibition will open to the public on September 1st. Remaining on display in Lapa’s Galeria Rio Scenarium (Rio Scenarium’s Gallery) through October 3rd, the free exhibition will feature works created by Afro-Brazilian women in […]

Sustainability Becomes a Main Attraction in São Paulo

Sustainability Becomes a Main Attraction in São Paulo

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Sustainability is not top-of-mind when one thinks of São Paulo, Latin America’s largest city and one of the world’s most populous metropolis. This weekend a group will try to make those who live in this bustling city think about creative ways to living, sustainability, environment […]

Brazil’s PT Worker’s Party Campaigns For Support

Brazil’s PT Worker’s Party Campaigns For Support

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – An all-out campaign was launched by the PT (Workers’ Party) on Thursday, August 27th, to show support for the government of President Dilma Rousseff and the Workers’ Party itself. Officials at the seminar for PT state representatives in São Paulo decided to launch an offensive […]

Rio State Offers New Professional Courses in UPP Areas

Rio State Offers New Professional Courses in UPP Areas

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The state of Rio de Janeiro will enter into cooperation with Faetec and the Ministry of Labor to offer new professional courses for residents in 22 areas with a Pacifying Police Unit (UPP). Governor Luiz Fernando Pezão signed the agreement for the new classes […]

Gourmet Restaurant with Urban Art Opens in Rio’s Botafogo

Gourmet Restaurant with Urban Art Opens in Rio’s Botafogo

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Inaugurated on Tuesday, August 25th in the neighborhood of Botafogo, the new Metrópole Art’n Grill is part art gallery, part interactive installation, part bar, part lounge, and part restaurant that offers gourmet hot dogs, hamburgers and craft beers. The venue’s inauguration featured live painting […]

Opinion: Brazil’s CPMF Tax Resuscitated?

Opinion: Brazil’s CPMF Tax Resuscitated?

Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – There is a Brazilian saying that goes “Farinha pouca? Meu pirão primeiro!” That translates, roughly, into “Not enough flour? My gravy comes first!” Everybody in Brazil knows there is a lot less flour than there was six months ago, so everybody wants their gravy first. Sadly, […]

Rio Task Forces Collects 28 Tons of Rubbish in Guanabara Bay

Rio Task Forces Collects 28 Tons of Rubbish in Guanabara Bay

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Accompanying the sailing test event from last week (August 15th-22nd), a task force with eco-boats collected 28 tons of floating rubbish in Guanabara Bay in an effort to clean the waters for the competition. The task force is part of Rio’s state government new […]

Foreign Exchange Rate in Brazil Faces High Volatility

Foreign Exchange Rate in Brazil Faces High Volatility

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The U.S. dollar depreciated slightly on Wednesday, August 26th in Brazil, after two days of extreme volatility due to the economic turmoil caused by the instability of major stock markets around the world. The foreign exchange rate in Brazil closed on Wednesday at R$3.601/US$ after […]

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