Brazil’s Trade Balance Registers Surplus for First Semester 2015

Brazil’s Trade Balance Registers Surplus for First Semester 2015

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The trade balance in Brazil closed the first semester of 2015 with a surplus of US$2.222 billion, according to the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC). This is the first time the index registered a surplus since the first semester since 2012. Among […]

First VLT Train Arrived in Rio de Janeiro for Testing

First VLT Train Arrived in Rio de Janeiro for Testing

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The first train of the new public transportation system connecting Rio’s Centro, Port Zone and domestic airport Santos Dumont, the VLT (Vehicle on Light Tracks) has arrived in the city from France for testing. The VLT is set to start circulating with passengers on […]

Rio’s Casa Geração Fashion School Hosts Party in Vidigal July 4th

Rio’s Casa Geração Fashion School Hosts Party in Vidigal July 4th

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Casa Geração fashion school located in Vidigal is hosting a party at the very top of the favela community this Saturday, July 4th, from 6PM to 1AM. The venue is the chic luxury outpost Mirante do Arvrão, and the party name is “Bonsoir Mirante” […]

Brazil’s Rousseff and President Obama Hold Press Conference

Brazil’s Rousseff and President Obama Hold Press Conference

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After canceling her official visit to the United States in 2013, following reports that the U.S. had wiretapped some of her conversations, Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff appeared at ease next to President Barack Obama on Tuesday (June 30th), during a press conference at the White […]

Rio Governor Pezão Ensures Comperj Refinery Will Open

Rio Governor Pezão Ensures Comperj Refinery Will Open

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The governor of Rio de Janeiro, Luiz Fernando “Pezão” (Bigfoot), said yesterday (June 30th) that the troubled refinery, Petrochemical Complex of the State of Rio de Janeiro (Comperj), will be completed. In April O Globo reported Brazil’s state-run oil company Petrobras will lose at least […]

FYI Art Festival in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, July 4th

FYI Art Festival in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, July 4th

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The FYI Art Festival will take place at Parque Lage in Jardim Botânico on Saturday, July 4th from 6PM until 1AM. Sponsored by the clothing and accessory brand FYI, in partnership with event organizers A/C and Gomus, the festival will feature twenty-five musicians and […]

Brazil’s Tennis Hopes Dashed in First Days of Wimbeldon

Brazil’s Tennis Hopes Dashed in First Days of Wimbeldon

By Georgia Grimond, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – It was game, set and match for the last of Brazil’s tennis hopefuls on Tuesday. Teliana Pereira and Thomaz Bellucci were both beaten on the second day of the Lawn Tennis Championship, leaving the country with no contenders in the singles competition. Pereira, ranked 77 […]

Brazil’s President Rousseff Meets with President Obama in U.S.

Brazil’s President Rousseff Meets with President Obama in U.S.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, met with United States President Barack Obama yesterday (Monday, June 29th) on her week-long official visit to the United States. President Obama accompanied Rousseff to Martin Luther King’s Memorial and later Obama offered his Brazilian counterpart a state dinner at […]

A Colonial Mansion in Botafogo to House Urban Art in Rio

A Colonial Mansion in Botafogo to House Urban Art in Rio

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Directly on one of Botafogo’s main roadways, a massive nineteenth century mansion has recently been refurbished to act as the new headquarters for an urban art center, named GaleRio, located at 117 Rua São Clemente. Opened on June 16th by the city government in conjunction […]

African Film Festival in Rio Runs From June 30th to July 12th

African Film Festival in Rio Runs From June 30th to July 12th

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Beginning June 30th and running through July 12th, CAIXA Cultural Rio de Janeiro in Centro will present a selection of the best modern films from Africa as part of the “África, Cinema – Um Olhar Contemporâneo” (Africa, Cinema – A Look at Contemporary) film […]

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