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 […]

Seleção Out of Copa America and Face More Disappointment

Seleção Out of Copa America and Face More Disappointment

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – on Saturday (June 27th) the Brazilian national football (soccer) team, the Seleção, was knocked out of the 2015 Copa America after loosing to Paraguay in a 1-1 tie by 4-3 in penalty kicks. Now the organization is facing the critics and inevitable disappointment that has […]

Rock in Rio 2015 Announces Three Remaining EDM Acts

Rock in Rio 2015 Announces Three Remaining EDM Acts

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Rock in Rio organizers announced the three remaining electronic dance music (EDM) acts for the Eletrônica (Electronic) stage at the 2015 edition of the festival, which takes place in Rio de Janeiro, on September 18-20th and 24-27th. Carl Craig, Dave Clarke and Lee Foss […]

Special ‘O Cluster’ Forest Edition in Rio de Janeiro This Weekend

Special ‘O Cluster’  Forest Edition in Rio de Janeiro This Weekend

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The fashion, food and arts fair, O Cluster, returns to Rio de Janeiro this weekend with a mini edition on Saturday, June 27th and Sunday, June 28th that will take place in a house located in the forest of the city’s Parque Nacional da […]

Brazil Announces Export Plan to Boost Economy

Brazil Announces Export Plan to Boost Economy

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The government of Brazil announced this week its National Export Plan (PNE) with the objective of increasing Brazilian exports to help the country’s ailing economy. According to Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, companies should take advantage of the favorable foreign exchange rate to increase their export […]