Rain Helps Control Forest Fires in Rio de Janeiro State

Rain Helps Control Forest Fires in Rio de Janeiro State

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Firefighters and officials announced on Monday, October 20th, the suppression of the last of the forest fires that had raged in Parque Nacional da Serra dos Órgãos (Órgãos Mountains National Park) and the mountains of Rio de Janeiro state for almost two weeks. The […]

Drought and Heat Hinder Brazil’s Daylight Saving Time

Drought and Heat Hinder Brazil’s Daylight Saving Time

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Due to the severe drought registered in parts of the Center-West and Southeastern regions of Brazil in the past few months, daylight saving time will not be as successful in reducing energy consumption levels as it did last year, say government officials. Savings estimates for […]

Flamengo and Botafogo Don’t Win in Brasileirão

Flamengo and Botafogo Don’t Win in Brasileirão

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Neither Flamengo nor Botafogo managed to take three points yesterday afternoon in the 29th round of the Campeonto Brasileiro. Flamengo lost on their travels while Botafogo drew at home in what was a must-win game for the relegation threatened club. Atlético-PR came from behind […]

Union Church of Rio de Janeiro Installs New Senior Pastor

Union Church of Rio de Janeiro Installs New Senior Pastor

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last month, Pastor Jay Bauman was installed as the new Senior Pastor of Union Church of Rio de Janeiro located in Barra da Tijuca in the Zona Oeste (West Zone) of the city. Pastor Bauman had previously been the Interim Pastor of Union Church, and […]

Fluminense Beat Criciúma in Brasileirão

Fluminense Beat Criciúma in Brasileirão

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Fluminense got back to winning ways in the Campeonato Brasileiro with a 4-2 victory over Criciúma at the Maracanã this evening. The match saw the return of Walter to the Tricolor for his first game in a month, and the burly forward had a […]

Arte Core 2014, Urban Art Fest in Rio This Weekend

Arte Core 2014, Urban Art Fest in Rio This Weekend

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Celebrating urban art, skating, and music, the Arte Core festival returns to Rio de Janeiro’s Museu de Arte Moderna (Museum of Modern Art), for its second edition this weekend on Saturday, October 18th and Sunday 19th. Filling the central span and outer area of […]

Thirty Seconds to Mars Return to Rio, Oct 18-19th

Thirty Seconds to Mars Return to Rio, Oct 18-19th

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Fronted by Oscar-award winning actor Jared Leto, and well known for their energetic live shows and enthusiastic fanbase, American rock band, Thirty Seconds to Mars, return to Rio de Janeiro this weekend for two shows at Lapa’s Fundição Progresso on Saturday, October 18th and […]

São Paulo May Run Out of Water in November

São Paulo May Run Out of Water in November

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Residents living in the largest city in South America, São Paulo, may run out of water by the end of next month, according to SABESP (São Paulo’s water utility company). SABESP registered on its website on Thursday that the main water reservoir for the city, […]

Visiting Oktoberfest de Blumenau in Santa Catarina

Visiting Oktoberfest de Blumenau in Santa Catarina

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Every year the city of Blumenau in the Southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina hosts its own Oktoberfest, celebrating German food, music, beer, culture and the area’s deep ancestral roots. In addition to Oktoberfest, the city’s German heritage can be witnessed year-round throughout the […]

New Datafolha Shows Draw Between Neves and Rousseff

New Datafolha Shows Draw Between Neves and Rousseff

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the survey of the second round of presidential elections taken by Datafolha, candidates Aécio Neves, of the PSDB party, and incumbent Dilma Rousseff, of the PT party, continue in a technical tie. Neves appears with 45 percent of the vote and Rousseff, with 43 […]

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