Rio Cultural Secrets Offers Tours in Vidigal: Sponsored

Rio Cultural Secrets Offers Tours in Vidigal: Sponsored

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – While tours of favela communities in Rio de Janeiro are nothing new, over the years there has become increased sensitivity to how visitors interact with these neighborhoods. The goal for many is to move away from “poverty peeping” from safari jeeps to immersive and interpersonal […]

Decisive Week in Brazil for Top Petrobras Executives

Decisive Week in Brazil for Top Petrobras Executives

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – This will be a decisive week for top executives at Brazil’s oil giant Petrobras, say analysts, as additional reports reveal that directors and even the company’s president, Maria das Graças Foster, have known for years that some of the company’s key directors were receiving bribes. […]

“O Espaço Que Se Move” Exhibit Opens at Studio-X Rio

“O Espaço Que Se Move” Exhibit Opens at Studio-X Rio

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Visually exploring the dimensions and perspectives of several icons of Rio architecture, the exhibit “O Espaço Que Se Move” (The Space That Moves), by artist Deborah Engel, will open on Tuesday, December 16th and run through Monday, January 30th in Studio-X Rio. Located in […]

Museu da Maré Receives Government Protection in Rio

Museu da Maré Receives Government Protection in Rio

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After facing closure earlier this year, the Museu da Maré was recognized as a tourist attraction by the state Department of Tourism of Rio de Janeiro. On Friday, December 12th, the museum received the title of Personality of the Year award granted in the 52nd […]

Rio Celebrates National Forró Day on Saturday, December 13th

Rio Celebrates National Forró Day on Saturday, December 13th

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Festivals throughout Rio de Janeiro will commemorate Dia Nacional do Forró (National Forró Day) today, Saturday, December 13th with City Hall sponsoring the main free celebration which will include over a dozen bands performing the best of the forró musical genre live in Praça […]

A Trip to the Island Paradise of Ilha Grande in Brazil

A Trip to the Island Paradise of Ilha Grande in Brazil

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Just an around two hours drive and short boat trip from Rio de Janeiro away lies the island paradise of Ilha Grande. The “Big Island” has 193 square meters and attracts visitors with several sandy beaches, clear blue water and lush forests and a car-free […]

Special Measures for Air Travel During Holidays in Brazil

Special Measures for Air Travel During Holidays in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With nearly twenty million passengers expected to pass through Brazil’s main airports in a little less than a month, a joint effort by airport authorities and airline carriers at the country’s major flight hubs is under way to insure the passenger comfort and safety during […]

Antiga Fábrica da Bhering Opens Doors for Weekend Event

Antiga Fábrica da Bhering Opens Doors for Weekend Event

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Antiga Fábrica da Bhering in Santo Cristo is opening its doors again on Saturday, December 13th and Sunday, December 14th from 2PM-9PM. This weekend marks the December edition of the recurring event that features the artists and artisans currently located and working within […]

BCS Hosts a “Very British” Traditional Christmas Lunch

BCS Hosts a “Very British” Traditional Christmas Lunch

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The British and Commonwealth Society of Rio de Janeiro (BCS), which has been in operation for more than seventy years in Rio, is pleased to present a “Very British” Traditional Christmas lunch. The annual holiday event is happening tomorrow, Saturday, December 13th, from 1PM – […]

Rousseff Weeps With Final Report From Truth Commission

Rousseff Weeps With Final Report From Truth Commission

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff wept Wednesday as she was handed the final report on the crimes committed during the country’s military dictatorship prepared by the Comissão Nacional da Verdade (National Truth Commission). Rousseff’s voice faltered as she spoke about the parents and friends of those […]