Brazil’s Senate President Caught in Dubious Conversation

Brazil’s Senate President Caught in Dubious Conversation

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Days after Brazilian Planning Minister, Romero Jucá, stepped down under suspicion of trying to limit investigations on mega-corruption scandal Lava-Jato (Carwash), another recording has implicated other, high-level officials in the scheme. Recorded conversations between Sergio Machado, the ex-president of Transpetro, and Senate president Renan Calheiros […]

Rio de Janeiro Prohibits Horses on Ilha de Paquetá

Rio de Janeiro Prohibits Horses on Ilha de Paquetá

By Charlotte Markham, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last Wednesday (18th), the Mayor of Rio de Janeiro made the decision to remove the 31 horses that were used to transport tourists around Ilha de Paquetá (Paqueta Island). Beginning Sunday 22nd, small electric cars, capable of transporting five people at a time will replace […]

Rio’s Botafogo FC Earns its First Win in Brasileirão Round Three

Rio’s Botafogo FC Earns its First Win in Brasileirão Round Three

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 Rio de Janeiro in the Série A this year, as Botafogo, Fluminense and Flamengo all […]

São Paulo Roads and Transit System Brace for Holiday Rush

São Paulo Roads and Transit System Brace for Holiday Rush

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With the Corpus Christi holiday on Thursday, May 26th, most Brazilians will take this opportunity to travel out of town to enjoy a four-day weekend. In São Paulo, one of the biggest cities in the world, the roads and transportation system are expected to reach […]

Brazilian Government Announces New Economic Measures

Brazilian Government Announces New Economic Measures

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The interim government of brazil announced on Tuesday the first economic measures to try to improve the country’s ailing economy, by cutting down spending and reducing Brazil’s public debt. Finance Minister, Henrique Meirelles, said that one of the measures include the creation of a ceiling […]

Children of Bodom Perform in Rio de Janeiro on May 29th

Children of Bodom Perform in Rio de Janeiro on May 29th

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Known for their growling vocals and melodic progressions, Finnish death metal band Children of Bodom will perform live at Lapa’s Circo Voador on Sunday, May 29th. The group will stop in the city as part of an ongoing tour in support of their ninth […]

America’s Day 2016 Set for June 4th in Rio de Janeiro

America’s Day 2016 Set for June 4th in Rio de Janeiro

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Saturday, June 4th, the American Society of Rio de Janeiro (AmSoc Rio) will host their annual America’s Day celebration at the Escola Americana Rio de Janeiro (the American School, or EARJ) in Gávea from 12:30 to 4PM. As always, the event promises a range […]

Rio 2016 Olympic Test Events End, Preparations Race Forward

Rio 2016 Olympic Test Events End, Preparations Race Forward

By Charlotte Markham, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This week the 2016 Olympic preparations in Rio de Janeiro passed a couple of major milestones; the conclusion of over 44 test events around the city, and the opening of South Pier in Terminal 2 at Galeão/Tom Jobim International Airport, an area of 100,000 square […]

Brazil’s New Planning Minister Steps Down Amidst Scandal

Brazil’s New Planning Minister Steps Down Amidst Scandal

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The new interim government in Brazil was shaken early Monday morning with the release of a recording where Planning Minister, Romero Jucá, allegedly tells a colleague that impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff are necessary so as to limit investigations on the Lava Jato (Carwash) […]

Homicides in Rio de Janeiro Spike 38.9 Percent Since 2015

Homicides in Rio de Janeiro Spike 38.9 Percent Since 2015

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – While the bad news piles up for Brazil and Rio de Janeiro ahead of the 2016 Olympics, last week on May 19th the Public Security Institute (ISP) released their state security crime report for the month of April with an alarming increase in homicides. In […]

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