Rock in Rio Launches Amazon Reforestation Project

Rock in Rio Launches Amazon Reforestation Project

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Saturday, August 27th in Manaus, Rock in Rio officially launched its new environmental project, Amazônia Live. According to organisers, goals for the project include planting over one million trees on four hundred hectares of cleared forest area in the Rio Xingu (Xingu River) […]

State to Send 33,000 Students to Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

State to Send 33,000 Students to Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The same as the government did for the Olympics, thousands of students from Rio state schools will have the opportunity to watch the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, which will be held between September 7th and 18th. Through a partnership with the Departments of Education and […]

Brass Bands Battle at Circo Voador on August 27th

Brass Bands Battle at Circo Voador on August 27th

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Saturday, August 27th, Circo Voador in Lapa will be filled with the sounds of booming brass and thundering percussion as the venue hosts the Grande Batalha Épica de Fanfarras (The Great, Epic Battle of Fanfares). Taking place in support of the upcoming second […]

First Day of Impeachment Trial Marked by Turbulence in Brazil

First Day of Impeachment Trial Marked by Turbulence in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The first day of the impeachment trial of suspended Brazilian president, Dilma Rousseff, lasted more than fifteen hours with many tense moments between senators pro and against the suspended leader. Rousseff’s defense attorney, former Justice Minister Jose Eduardo Cardozo was one of the emphatic speakers […]

Agribusiness Exports May Help Brazil Out of Economic Crisis Faster

Agribusiness Exports May Help Brazil Out of Economic Crisis Faster

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – It is possible to significantly increase the market for Brazilian products abroad if the country is able to break down trade barriers, says a Brazilian diplomat working with the World Trade Organization (WTO), and this could help Brazil come out of its economic crisis faster. […]

Rio 2016 Olympic Boulevard Mural Sets Guinness World Record

Rio 2016 Olympic Boulevard Mural Sets Guinness World Record

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Even though the historic Rio 2016 Olympic Games have concluded with 65 new Olympic and nineteen new world records made, yet another record was claimed in Rio earlier this week. The Guinness World Records officially recognized the Olympic Boulevard mural of Brazilian street artist Eduardo […]

HeartBeatz Party Brings Seth Schwarz to Rio on September 10th

HeartBeatz Party Brings Seth Schwarz to Rio on September 10th

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On September 10th, the bar and hostel, Alto Vidigal will host the Heartbeatz party, a special event with profits going to social projects in Rio de Janeiro. The party will feature two DJs spinning during the night: Jody King , a British DJ and […]

Brazil’s Senate Approves Mais Médicos Program Extension

Brazil’s Senate Approves Mais Médicos Program Extension

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian Senate approved an executive decree which will extend the federal government’s Programa Mais Médicos (More Doctors Program) another three years. The decree allows the more than seven thousand foreign doctors currently in the country to remain in Brazil for the extension of the […]

Finance Minister in Brazil Says Tax Increase May Happen

Finance Minister in Brazil Says Tax Increase May Happen

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite statements earlier this week by some of interim president Michel Temer’s closest aides that the government would not increases taxes in 2017, Brazil’s Finance Minister, Henrique Meirelles told a Chamber of Deputies Commission on Wednesday that the decision is not final. “Temporary taxes may […]

Rio Paralympics Sells Record 133,000 Tickets in One Day

Rio Paralympics Sells Record 133,000 Tickets in One Day

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Wednesday, August 24th, the International Paralympic Committee announced it had broken a Paralympic single day sales record with 133,000 tickets sold on Tuesday, August 23rd. With Tuesday’s record-breaking sales, an estimated 600,000 tickets for the 2016 Paralympics have been sold, comprising slightly more than […]

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