Rio International School, Fourteen Years of Christian Education

Rio International School, Fourteen Years of Christian Education

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Founded as a home-based school in the Rio de Janeiro Zona Oeste (West Zone) neighborhood of Barra da Tijuca in 2000, the Rio International School has grown in the past fourteen years into a highly praised private international Christian school with a preschool through […]

Flamengo Beat Botafogo 1×0 in Clássico: Daily

Flamengo Beat Botafogo 1×0 in Clássico: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Flamengo beat Botafogo 1-0 yesterday evening (July 28th) at the Maracanã in new coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo’s first game in charge. Alecsandro’s headed goal just after the half-hour mark was enough to separate the sides in a hard fought contest with little in the way […]

Brazil Holds Collective Wedding at World Cup Stadium: Daily

Brazil Holds Collective Wedding at World Cup Stadium: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Saturday, July 26th, one hundred couples were wed at the Estádio Nacional de Brasília Mané Garrincha, in Brasília, marking the first official event in the stadium following the seven World Cup matches held there during the tournament and the first collective wedding ceremony […]

Vasco Draw with Ponte Preta in Série B: Daily

Vasco Draw with Ponte Preta in Série B: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Vasco and Ponte Preta drew 0-0 Saturday (July 26th) afternoon at the Moisés Lucarelli Stadium in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B. In a poor game, the home side almost snatched the points at the death, but Cafu’s shot bounced back off the woodwork. But […]

Anima Mundi 2014 Returns to Rio July 25th – August 3rd: Daily

Anima Mundi 2014 Returns to Rio July 25th – August 3rd: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The competitive international animated film festival known as Anima Mundi returns to Rio de Janeiro today, Friday July 25th for its 22nd edition. Complete with screenings of both short and full-length animated features from national and international filmmakers, as well as, professional workshops, forums […]

Brazil’s GDP Growth Forecast Decreased Again: Daily

Brazil’s GDP Growth Forecast Decreased Again: Daily

By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Forecasts on the growth of Brazil’s economy decreased further this week, with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) reducing its growth forecast from 1.8 percent (in April) to 1.3 percent on Thursday. This is the fifth time this year the IMF has reduced its forecast of Brazil’s […]

Census in Complexo da Maré Shows Economic Growth: Daily

Census in Complexo da Maré Shows Economic Growth: Daily

By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The first census undertaken in the Complexo da Maré has shown a growing local economy with 3,000 businesses providing income for 9,000 residents. The findings will be showcased at a meeting focused on entrepreneurship to be held at the complex. The research will be published […]

Vasco Beat Ponte Preta 2×0 in Copa do Brasil: Daily

Vasco Beat Ponte Preta 2×0 in Copa do Brasil: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Vasco comfortably beat Ponte Preta 2-0 last night to edge towards the final sixteen of the Copa do Brasil. Second half goals from Diego Renan and Thalles, as well as a majestic performance from midfielder Douglas, put the Cruz-Maltino on the path to victory […]

Brazil’s 10-Year Education Plan Sanctioned by Rousseff

Brazil’s 10-Year Education Plan Sanctioned by Rousseff

By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After almost four years of debates in Congress, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff finally signed into law the country’s new ten-year National Educational Plan (PNE). Among the PNE’s goals are investments of ten percent of the country’s GDP in education by 2024. Currently the federal government allocates […]

New School of Technology Inaugurated in Barra Mansa

New School of Technology Inaugurated in Barra Mansa

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — State officials in Rio de Janeiro along with the Department of Science and Technology and the Foundation for Support of the School of Technology (Fundação de Apoio à Escola Técnica, FAETEC), inaugurated the tenth School of Technology (Faculdade de Educação Tecnológica, FAETERJ) this July in […]