Lapalê Literature and Culture Festival Returns to Lapa on May 7th and 8th

Lapalê Literature and Culture Festival Returns to Lapa on May 7th and 8th

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Bringing writers, artists, and historians together, the Lapalê festival will return to Praça dos Arcos (Arcos da Lapa) for its second edition on Saturday, May 7th and Sunday, May 8th. This edition of the festival once again will feature a book fair, book launches, live music, DJs, tours, debates, and […]

Brazil’s Chamber Speaker is Suspended From Congress

Brazil’s Chamber Speaker is Suspended From Congress

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Supreme Court has approved a request by the country’s Prosecutor General, Rodrigo Janot, and has suspended Chamber of Deputies Speaker, Eduardo Cunha from his duties as legislator. Cunha is said to have received the order early on Thursday morning at his residence in Brasilia. […]

Inflation Index for Brazil’s Low-income Families Outpacing Country

Inflation Index for Brazil’s Low-income Families Outpacing Country

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Today, May 5th, the Getulio Vargas Foundation released the Brazilian inflation index rates showing that the Consumer Price Index – Class 1 (IPC-C1), which measures the change in prices of goods and services, for families with incomes between 1 and 2.5 minimum monthly wages, rose […]

Samarco, Vale, BHP to Pay R$155B for Dam Burst in Brazil

Samarco, Vale, BHP to Pay R$155B for Dam Burst in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Ministerio Publico Federal – MPF (Federal Prosecutors Office) in Brazil has filed a civil suit against Samarco mining company and its controllers, Brazilian Vale and Anglo-Australian BHP Billiton for R$155 billion for the damages caused when a dam burst in early November of 2015, […]

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo 2016 in Rio de Janeiro

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo 2016 in Rio de Janeiro

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Cinco de Mayo (May 5th), often confused with Mexican Independence Day, is a celebration of Mexican pride and heritage and one of the few festivals of its kind that is celebrated worldwide – although mainly in the United States. Food and drink are the focal […]

Judge Orders Block of WhatsApp for 72 Hours in Brazil

Judge Orders Block of WhatsApp for 72 Hours in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A Brazilian judge in the Northeast state of Sergipe ordered the nationwide suspension of the popular messaging service, Whatsapp, for 72 hours, due to the company’s failure to turn over data which the courts say are important for a current drug trafficking investigation. The decision […]

The Rio Times Hosts 7-Year Anniversary Party at Casa Mosquito

The Rio Times Hosts 7-Year Anniversary Party at Casa Mosquito

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After providing local and national English-language news to the community of foreigners in Brazil, as well as readers abroad, The Rio Times recently announced their seven-year anniversary party. The event will be held in Ipanema on Saturday, May 7th, from 3PM to 10PM at the […]

Brazil Labor Day Rallies Turn Into Impeachment Protests

Brazil Labor Day Rallies Turn Into Impeachment Protests

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The traditional May 1st Labor Day celebrations across Brazil turned into pro and anti-impeachment protests on Sunday as the country’s President, Dilma Rousseff, struggles to remain in office. The rallies, organized by major labor union groups assembled thousands in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and […]

Making-Of Film Festival Runs in Rio de Janeiro May 10th-22nd

Making-Of Film Festival Runs in Rio de Janeiro May 10th-22nd

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Running from May 10th to May 22nd in Caixa Cultural Rio de Janeiro in Centro, the Making-Of film festival will explore the production of cinema through a debate and the screening of movies which take a behind the scenes look at the film industry. […]

Vasco Beat Botafogo 1×0 in Campeonato Carioca Finals Match

Vasco Beat Botafogo 1×0 in Campeonato Carioca Finals Match

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the first of two finals matches for the 2016 Campeonato Carioca championship, Vasco won by 1-0 over Botafogo with a score from Jorge Henrique. The goalkeepers for Vasco and Botafogo had very different days, while Martín Silva made good saves for Vasco, a Jefferson […]

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