Additional Security in Rio to Insure Peaceful Elections

Additional Security in Rio to Insure Peaceful Elections

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – To guarantee security during Sunday’s election, Rio de Janeiro state officials have announced that five thousand extra police agents will be patrolling streets during the second round of elections. Starting on Friday afternoon 35,000 police officers will guard the streets including 455 military police […]

Halloween Movie Screenings Start at the Gringo Café

Halloween Movie Screenings Start at the Gringo Café

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In celebration of Halloween, the American diner and gathering point, Gringo Café in Ipanema will screen holiday-themed movies every night from Friday, October 24th through Saturday, November 1st as part of the premiere edition of the Gringo Halloween event series. “We are making the […]

Live the Colonial Dream at The Mansion in Rio

Live the Colonial Dream at The Mansion in Rio

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Time spent in Santa Teresa always evokes the splendor of Rio’s colonial past, but now it can be experienced in full luxury for a day or long weekend. On October 1st, Andrew Harding and Jean Christophe Marois, co-partners behind The Mansion, reopened the Portuguese […]

Brazil’s Domestic Air Travel Increases in September

Brazil’s Domestic Air Travel Increases in September

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite the disappointing numbers in air transportation traffic during the World Cup games in June and July, domestic air transportation demand in Brazil grew by 5.4 percent from January to September, according to ABEAR (Brazilian Association of Airline Companies). The association reports that in September […]

Presidential Race in Brazil is Still Too Close to Call

Presidential Race in Brazil is Still Too Close to Call

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Less than five days from presidential elections in Brazil, incumbent President, Dilma Rousseff, has edged her way to the lead, ahead of Aecio Neves, 47 percent to 43 percent of the total votes, according to polling company, Datafolha. On Monday another Datafolha poll showed Rousseff […]

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 […]

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