Brazilian Officials Announce Extra Security for Rio Games

Brazilian Officials Announce Extra Security for Rio Games

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Concerned with the recent terrorist bombing at the Istanbul airport in Turkey, Brazilian officials are stepping up their security for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, scheduled for August and September. Officials have announced several security measures including Marine personnel at Copacabana Beach and […]

Brazil’s Temer to Veto Unlimited Foreign Capital in Airline Sector

Brazil’s Temer to Veto Unlimited Foreign Capital in Airline Sector

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian Senate approved this week a bill which would allow for 100 percent of foreign capital participation in Brazil’s civil aviation, but only after senators ensured that interim president Michel Temer will veto the controversial clause. “The government will veto this clause,” Temer’s Chief […]

CADEG Hosts 3rd Festival de Inverno July 1st to July 24th

CADEG Hosts 3rd Festival de Inverno July 1st to July 24th

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Beginning Friday, July 1st, the Mercado Municipal do Rio de Janeiro – CADEG will host the third edition of the Festival de Inverno (Winter Festival). Continuing through July 24th, the festival features many of the markets restaurants and emporiums offering special dishes and the […]

Rio Unveils Unlimited Travel Card for 2016 Olympics

Rio Unveils Unlimited Travel Card for 2016 Olympics

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With almost half a million tourists expected to visit Rio in little over one month, city officials recently released the new Rio 2016 RioCard transit card which will allow unlimited travel on the city’s public transportation. The Rio 2016 RioCard will be available in one, […]

Study Shows Brazil Among Leaders in Child Homicides

Study Shows Brazil Among Leaders in Child Homicides

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A study released by the Latin American Social Sciences Institute (FLACSO) on Thursday, June 30th, shows that 29 children and teenagers were murdered per day in Brazil in 2013, ranking the country in third place in child homicides among the 85 countries analyzed. “Despite the […]

Brazil’s Real Closes at R$3.23 to Dollar in 11-Month High

Brazil’s Real Closes at R$3.23 to Dollar in 11-Month High

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Wednesday registered another day of optimism in the Brazilian financial market, with the stock market rising and the U.S. dollar depreciating against the local currency once again. The Brazilian bourse closed up by 1.99 percent, while the US dollar closed at R$3.237/US$1. This is the […]

Jesuton to Perform at Teatro Rival in Rio on July 7th

Jesuton to Perform at Teatro Rival in Rio on July 7th

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Jesuton, the soulful British singer who has been living in Rio de Janeiro since 2012, will be performing at Teatro Rival in Centro on Thursday, July 7th. The show is called Voz & Violão (Voice & Guitar), with the vocals by Jesuton and the guitar […]

Brazil Announces 2016 Rio Olympics Seleção Football Team

Brazil Announces 2016 Rio Olympics Seleção Football Team

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In a press conference at the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) headquarters in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday (June 29th), coach Rogério Micale, announced the eighteen players who will play for the Brazilian Olympic national team in the upcoming 2016 Games. International stars Neymar and Douglas […]

Mega-Operation Underway to Capture Fugitive in Rio

Mega-Operation Underway to Capture Fugitive in Rio

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The mega-operation by Rio de Janeiro police to capture Nicolas Labre Pereira has already left nine people dead since June 20th, when in a daring action twenty-five armed men stormed a hospital in the center of Rio de Janeiro to rescue the drug dealer who […]

Rio’s Metro Line 4 May Not be Ready for Olympics

Rio’s Metro Line 4 May Not be Ready for Olympics

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Rio de Janeiro officials, rushing to get everything ready for the 2016 Olympics in August received bad news yesterday from the federal government. The loan to finish the construction of Metro Line 4, which will take visitors to see the Games in Barr da Tijuca, […]

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