Rio Governor Pezão Pushing for Weapons Law in Congress

Rio Governor Pezão Pushing for Weapons Law in Congress

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio’s Governor Luiz Fernando Pezão has appeared in front of the National Congress in Brasília arguing in defense of a new law criminalizing the carrying of ‘white weapons’, such as knives. The law pending in the federal legislative since 2004 would punish carrying a […]

Brazilian Coffee Sector to Grow Two Percent in 2015

Brazilian Coffee Sector to Grow Two Percent in 2015

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The coffee sector in Brazil is set to grow by two percent in Brazil in 2015. The main driver of the growth is the production of coffee in capsules, where an increase in sales of 40 to 50 percent are expected according to the […]

International Black Film Series Runs Until June 8th in Rio

International Black Film Series Runs Until June 8th in Rio

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Yesterday (May 27th) marked the opening of the 8th edition of the Cinema Negro Brasil África e Caribe Zózimo Bulbul in Rio de Janeiro, celebrating black filmmaking across different nationalities of the world. The opening was held at the Cine Odeon, in Cinelandia, and screenings […]

Italian Mob Boss Pasquale Scotti Arrested in Brazil

Italian Mob Boss Pasquale Scotti Arrested in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – One of Italy’s most wanted criminals, mob boss Pasquale Scotti, was arrested on Tuesday, May 26th, in Brazil’s Northeastern city of Recife, where he had been living incognito for the past 28 years under the name of Francisco de Castro Visconti. The arrest was a […]

Rio’s Operation Lapa Presente Deemed Success After 1.5 Years

Rio’s Operation Lapa Presente Deemed Success After 1.5 Years

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Launched by Rio’s Secretary of State in January 2014, the Operation Lapa Presente has so far arrested numerous people for crimes and sheltered 15,000 homeless people in the one year and four months of its existence and has been deemed a success so far […]

Kim Levone and Improbable Comedy to Open TALKS Tonight

Kim Levone and Improbable Comedy to Open TALKS Tonight

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Rio Times TALKS speaking event is tonight (Wednesday, May 27th) from 7PM-9:30 PM, and is bringing together a panel of experts in three essential areas for foreigners in Rio; setting up a business, buying real estate and investing in Brazil. To warm up the […]

MØ to Peform in Rio de Janeiro on May 30th

MØ to Peform in Rio de Janeiro on May 30th

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Known for her electro-pop with a soulful edge, Danish singer-songwriter MØ will return to Rio de Janeiro state on Saturday, May 30th to perform live at Sacadura 154 in Gamboa. MØ was here last in the state for the Ausländer Musik Festival 2013 held […]

Brazil’s Rousseff In Mexico To Sign Trade Agreements

Brazil’s Rousseff In Mexico To Sign Trade Agreements

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff starts her official visit to Mexico on Tuesday, May 26th, with the objective of strengthening commercial bilateral relations between the two nations, as Brazil and Mexico together make up more than half of the production, population and territory of Latin America. […]

Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings to Peform in Rio May 29th

Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings to Peform in Rio May 29th

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings will bring the best of American soul and classic funk to Rio de Janeiro when they perform live at Vivo Ro on Friday, May 29th. Currently touring in support of their most recent release, Give The People What they […]

La Calaca Gourmet Mexican Restaurant Hosts the TALKS Event

La Calaca Gourmet Mexican Restaurant Hosts the TALKS Event

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – La Calaca gourmet Mexican restaurant in Leblon, which is co-owned by American expatriate Kristen Caverly Peixoto, is hosting The Rio Times TALKS speaking event on Wednesday, May 27th, from 7PM-9:30 PM. The “TALKS” speaker series event is bringing together a panel of experts in three […]

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