Brazil Finance Minister Mantega Proposes 2015 Budget: Daily

Brazil Finance Minister Mantega Proposes 2015 Budget: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Thursday, August 28th, Brazilian government officials delivered the 2015 Brazilian budget draft, the Projeto de Lei Orçamentária Anual (PLOA) 2015, to Congress. Betting on economic improvements in Brazil and internationally during 2015, the proposal forecasts a three percent growth of Brazilian Gross Domestic […]

Fluminense Win Copa Sul-Americana Opener: Daily

Fluminense Win Copa Sul-Americana Opener: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Fluminense got their Copa Sul-Americana campaign off to the perfect start with a 2-1 win over Goiás at the Maracanã Stadium yesterday evening. Two goals from young midfielder Edson helped the Tricolor overcome stubborn opponents, who dominated the second half once Flu had been […]

Brazil Moves to Protect 3.28 Million Hectares in Amazon: Daily

Brazil Moves to Protect 3.28 Million Hectares in Amazon: Daily

By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Legal Land Program headed by the Ministry of Agrarian Development (MDA) has allocated 3.28 million acres of federal land in Acre, Amazonas, Pará and Rondônia for land reform and environmental the conservation of the environment. Speaking at a public meeting, the Minister of Agrarian […]

Flamengo and Botafogo Lose in Copa do Brasil: Daily

Flamengo and Botafogo Lose in Copa do Brasil: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Copa do Brasil dreams of Flamengo and Botafogo were left hanging by a thread following disastrous defeats last night. Flamengo were comprehensively dispatched by Brasileirão strugglers Coritiba, while Botafogo lost at home to Série B club Ceará. A second half onslaught helped Coritiba […]

Brazil’s 2014 Presidential Elections May See Second Round

Brazil’s 2014 Presidential Elections May See Second Round

By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — With her unconditional backing of former president Lula, some had suggested incumbent president Dilma Rousseff could win the 2014 election in the first round of the 2014 elections. However the announcement of Marina Silva as candidate for the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB), along with competition […]

Annual March in Rio Protests Racial Violence by Police

Annual March in Rio Protests Racial Violence by Police

By Chris Kudialis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Friday (August 22nd), hundreds of Rio’s citizens participated in the second annual Marcha InterNacional contra o Genocídio do Povo Negro (International March against Genocide of the Black Population) in Manguinhos. The protest involved emotional speeches petitioning for the end of racism-motivated Afro-Brazilian killings, and […]

Coach Dunga Names First Brazil Seleção Squad

Coach Dunga Names First Brazil Seleção Squad

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Dunga, the new coach of the Seleção Brasileira – the Brazilian national team – named his first squad since his reappointment last week as he prepares for his first games back in charge. Brazil take on fellow South Americans Colombia, on September 5th, at […]

Brazil Win FIVB Volleyball Grand Prix in Tokyo

Brazil Win FIVB Volleyball Grand Prix in Tokyo

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian female volleyball team overcame Japan 3-0 in Tokyo this past weekend to claim their tenth Grand Prix title. The Seleção finished the tournament with just one defeat in fourteen matches and have now set their sights on the world tournament in Italy […]

Iran-Rio Art Connection Exhibit Opens in September

Iran-Rio Art Connection Exhibit Opens in September

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Iran-Rio Art Connection will begin on September 1st, when four young contemporary Iranian artists; Shadi Ghadirian, Farnaz Jahanbin, Amin Aghaei and Ali Zanjani will start a month-long residency at the Largo Das Artes in Centro. During the month, there will be various events […]

Soulja Boy Tell Em Performs in Rio August 27th

Soulja Boy Tell Em Performs in Rio August 27th

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Wednesday, August 27th, American rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em, also known simply as Soulja Boy, will perform live at Lagoa’s Praia Club, marking his first ever performance in the city. Best known for his 2007 Grammy-nominated hit “Crank That (Soulja Boy),” Soulja Boy […]

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