Brazilian Men’s Football and Volleyball Take Gold

Brazilian Men’s Football and Volleyball Take Gold

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The weekend was gold for Brazilian sports fans, as Brazil’s men’s football (soccer) team and men’s volleyball team were able to pull together and win the top prize in their respective sports, the Olympic gold medal. The two games however, were not for the […]

USA Basketball Completes Gold Medal Rout at Rio Olympics

USA Basketball Completes Gold Medal Rout at Rio Olympics

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Sunday, August 21st, in the Olympics’ final sports competition, the U.S., who have dominated the medal table since the Games began seventeen days ago, fittingly won the last gold medal of the 2016 Rio Olympics. At the sold-out 15,000-seat Carioca Arena 1 in Barra […]

Brazil Markets Predict Economy to Grow 1.2 Percent in 2017

Brazil Markets Predict Economy to Grow 1.2 Percent in 2017

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Financial institutions consulted by the Central Bank (BC) of Brazil reported that the projected growth of the Brazilian economy in 2017 increased from 1.1 percent to 1.2 percent. The estimates are part of research done every week by the BC on key economic indicators, and […]

Luis Buñuel Retrospective to Run in Rio through September 4th

Luis Buñuel Retrospective to Run in Rio through September 4th

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – CAIXA Cultural Rio de Janeiro will present a retrospective of the works of Spanish filmmaker Luis Buñuel from Tuesday, August 23rd through Sunday, September 4th. In addition to the screenings of Buñuel’s works, there will be a debate and also a masterclass with Buñuel’s […]

USOC Apologizes for Swimmers’ False Robbery Report in Rio

USOC Apologizes for Swimmers’ False Robbery Report in Rio

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has apologized to Rio de Janeiro citizens and Brazilians alike for the damage that four of the country’s swimmers caused to the city when they claimed they were robbed at gunpoint last week. Authorities fined one of the […]

Usain Bolt Dominates 200 Meters at Rio 2016 Olympics

Usain Bolt Dominates 200 Meters at Rio 2016 Olympics

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Usain Bolt came to the 2016 Rio Olympics with one objective: become the first man in history to win the triple-triple, a gold medal in the 100m, 200m, and 4×100 relay in three consecutive Olympic Games. On Thursday, August 18th, at the Olympic Stadium in […]

Beach Volleyball and Sailing Earn Two More Gold for Brazil

Beach Volleyball and Sailing Earn Two More Gold for Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Not even the steady rain that fell throughout the men’s beach volleyball match finals on Thursday night and early Friday morning damped the spirits of the players or the crowd. The Brazilian duo of Alison and Bruno Schmidt were able to beat the Italian […]

London’s Sunk Punk Shakespeare at British Olympic House in Rio

London’s Sunk Punk Shakespeare at British Olympic House in Rio

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Sunk Punk Shakespeare performance by London’s salon:collective theater group wrapped their second show at the British Olympic House at Parque Lage, located in the Rio de Janeiro neighborhood of Jardim Botânico last night. The group brought their Shakespeare-inspired sonnets and contemporary spoken word, accompanied […]

Fair Focuses on Sustainable and Indigenous Brazilian Products

Fair Focuses on Sustainable and Indigenous Brazilian Products

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Promoting sustainable foods and crafts produced by traditional and indigenous Brazilian communities, the Feira dos Povos e da Biodiversidade do Brasil (Fair of the People and Biodiversity in Brazil) opened to the public on August 18th, at Jardim Botânico in Rio de Janeiro. The […]

Two U.S. Swimmers Taken Off Plane For Questioning in Rio

Two U.S. Swimmers Taken Off Plane For Questioning in Rio

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Federal Police in Brazil pulled two U.S. Olympic swimmers from a United flight from Rio de Janeiro to Houston, Texas on Wednesday night and took them in for questioning related to the robbery which occurred on Friday night (August 12th) in the city. “Jack […]