Holidays Cost Brazil Businesses Billions in Revenues

Holidays Cost Brazil Businesses Billions in Revenues

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – While holidays during the workweek are applauded by many who look forward to a short workweek and a chance to travel or just relax at home, for Brazil’s economy the eleven national holidays in this year’s calendar will likely cause significant financial losses for the […]

A Happy Hour to Celebrate the 2015 CCC Sponsorship in Rio

A Happy Hour to Celebrate the 2015 CCC Sponsorship in Rio

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Rio Times is excited to announce the agreement to be the official 2015 media sponsor for the Carioca Cricket Club (CCC), and to celebrate there will be a Happy Hour event on Wednesday, April 29th from 7PM to 11PM at Mekong restaurant and lounge […]

Vasco Win First Leg of 2015 Campeonato Carioca Final

Vasco Win First Leg of 2015 Campeonato Carioca Final

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Football (soccer) club Vasco da Gama beat Botafogo with 1-0 in the first of two games of the Campeonato Carioca final. The only goal was scored by Rafael Silva in the extra time of the second half in Sunday’s game at Rio de Janeiro’s Maracanã […]

Rio de Janeiro Band Clashing Clouds Releases First Album

Rio de Janeiro Band Clashing Clouds Releases First Album

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After spending four years honing their sound and perfecting their live shows while building a strong following, Rio de Janeiro band Clashing Clouds recently released their debut album entitled, Pig. Produced, mixed and mastered by Pedro Garcia, who has previously worked with bands including […]

Greater São Paulo Area Sees Surge in Thefts and Robberies

Greater São Paulo Area Sees Surge in Thefts and Robberies

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – According to a government report issued yesterday (April 24th), theft in the greater São Paulo area, excluding the capital city, increased by 24.07 percent, which increased from 5,323 to 6,604 in the comparison between the months of March, between this year and last year. Theft in […]

Hiking Dois Irmãos Mountain, Overlooking the Beaches of Rio

Hiking Dois Irmãos Mountain, Overlooking the Beaches of Rio

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In addition to the beach, the music and the food, the Cidade Maravilhosa is a hikers paradise as well, with towering peaks overlooking the coast in all directions. Getting up to the peak of Dois Irmãos (Two Brothers), which overlooks Leblon and Ipanema beach, is […]

Soldiers Against Dengue in Brazil, U.S. Issues Travel Warning

Soldiers Against Dengue in Brazil, U.S. Issues Travel Warning

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The alarming rate of dengue fever reports in Brazil has led the São Paulo city government to ask for the aid of the country’s Armed Forces to help locate dengue-carrying mosquito breeding grounds in Latin America’s largest city. The more than 224,000 reported cases across […]

Lapalê Literary Festival in Rio de Janeiro on April 25th and 26th

Lapalê Literary Festival in Rio de Janeiro on April 25th and 26th

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In addition to celebrating Brazilian literature, the inaugural edition of the Lapalê Festival will commemorate the previous 100 years of the Lapa neighborhood and the 450th anniversary of the city of Rio de Janeiro by presenting a book fair, debates, a literary tour, live […]

Two Major Players in Lava Jato Scheme Sentenced in Brazil

Two Major Players in Lava Jato Scheme Sentenced in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Two main participants in Brazil’s largest corruption and bribery scandals in recent history have been sentenced to jail time by federal prosecutors. Former Petrobras Supply director, Paulo Roberto Costa, and black-market money dealer, Alberto Youssef, were convicted for their involvement with the overcharging of the […]

Petrobras of Brazil Announces Losses of US$17 Billion in 2014

Petrobras of Brazil Announces Losses of US$17 Billion in 2014

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The oil giant of Brazil, Petrobras, released on Wednesday night its net result for 2014, which was negative by over US$7 billion. Company officials also announced that corruption, bribes and devaluation of assets (impairment) cost the company over US$17 billion last year. According to Petrobras […]

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