Movement at Santos Port Sets Record in June: Daily

Movement at Santos Port Sets Record in June: Daily

By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Movement of goods at Brazil’s busiest port, Santos, set a record in June, totaling 9.8 million tons and 5.4 percent above that registered in June of 2013 according to CODESP (São Paulo State Port Authority). Exports during the month increased by 8.1 million to 6.9 million […]

Fluminense Beat Santos 1×0 in Brasileirão: Daily

Fluminense Beat Santos 1×0 in Brasileirão: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Fluminense beat Santos 1-0 in the eleventh round of the 2014 Campeonato Brasileiro yesterday (July 20th) evening to move back into the G-4 at the top end of the table. Darío Conca’s wonder strike on 61 minutes separated the two sides, as Flu returned […]

Police with Arrest Warrants Look for 18 Activist in Rio: Daily

Police with Arrest Warrants Look for 18 Activist in Rio: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Eighteen of 23 activists accused of violent acts in Rio de Janeiro during protests held in August of last year and/or possessing explosives while plotting violence during the World Cup, remain classified as fugitives while lawyers for several activists currently jailed argue for the […]

Botafogo Beat Coritiba 1×0 in Brasileirão: Daily

Botafogo Beat Coritiba 1×0 in Brasileirão: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Botafogo beat Coritiba 1-0 last night in the the eleventh round of the 2014 Campeonato Brasileiro to put some breathing space between themselves and the relegation zone. An early strike from Argentine midfielder Bolatti was enough to give the Glorioso the points in a […]

The Cineclube Screens “Passo a Due”, Saturday, July 19th: Daily

The Cineclube Screens “Passo a Due”, Saturday, July 19th: Daily

By Sarah Brown, contributing reporter RIO DE JANIERO, BRAZIL – This Saturday “The House” plays host to Cineclube, an event that screens various thought-provoking documentaries which touch upon social and political issues. These events, which started at the end of 2013, are usually held once a month and often attract a large crowd of documentary […]

Brazilian Beef Exports to China Will Start Again: Daily

Brazilian Beef Exports to China Will Start Again: Daily

By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Neri Geller, Brazil’s Agriculture Minister, announced Thursday (July 17th) that China has agreed to suspend its embargo on Brazilian beef. The ban has been in place since 2012 when a case of mad cow disease was reported in the state of Parana. The decision was announced […]

First CADEG Winter Festival Starts July 18th: Daily

First CADEG Winter Festival Starts July 18th: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Beginning today, Friday July 18th and running through August 2nd the CADEG market in the neighborhood of Benfica located in Rio’s Zona Norte (North Zone), will hold its first Winter Festival with its restaurants and food stalls offering up specially prepared dishes to help […]

World Cup Injects R$4.4 Billion into Rio Economy: Daily

World Cup Injects R$4.4 Billion into Rio Economy: Daily

By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – According to data released by the Brazilian Association for the Hotel Industry (ABIH), 886,000 tourists traveled to Rio de Janeiro for the World Cup and revenue gained from this influx of visitors greatly exceeded expectations. Prior to the World Cup, which started on June 12th […]

All Three Carioca Teams Lose in Brasileirão: Daily

All Three Carioca Teams Lose in Brasileirão: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The tenth round of the 2014 Campeonato Brasileiro, and first since the FIFA World Cup, was dreadful for the Carioca clubs. Botafogo, Fluminense and Flamengo were all defeated in a nightmare restart to domestic football. A wonder goal from Neto Baiano helped Sport Recife […]

World Cup Loss Unlikely to Affect Presidential Elections

World Cup Loss Unlikely to Affect Presidential Elections

By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With Brazilians still dazed with the disappointing fourth place obtained in the 2014 World Cup, political analysts now start to examine whether the loss of the football championship will affect October’s Presidential elections, and specifically if it will negatively affect incumbent Dilma Rousseff’s chances for re-election. […]

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