Northeast: São Luís, Lençóis Maranhenses, Jericoacoara

Northeast: São Luís, Lençóis Maranhenses, Jericoacoara

By Kendall Clark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The splendors of the Northeast Region of Brazil, from the state of Bahia north to Maranhão, seem worlds away during rush hour traffic in downtown Centro Rio de Janeiro. Remote beaches, fine sand, historic cities and tranquilo (chill) attitudes are classic characteristics that merely skim […]

Vargem Grande, Rio’s Booming Zona Oeste Neighborhood

Vargem Grande, Rio’s Booming Zona Oeste Neighborhood

By Teresa Geer, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Vargem Grande is one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro with a 39 percent price hike in properties this year and new condos being developed on a regular basis. Its popularity for local home buyers is based on its relatively easy access to […]

Archbishop of Rio Robbed in Santa Teresa: Daily

Archbishop of Rio Robbed in Santa Teresa: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Three armed men robbed Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro, Cardinal Dom Orani Joao Tempesta on the night of Monday, September 15th, while Tempesta traveled by car by from Rio’s Zona Norte (North Zone) neighborhood of Sumaré to the Archdiocese of São Sebastião located in […]

Eike Batista Accused of Insider Trading in Brazil: Daily

Eike Batista Accused of Insider Trading in Brazil: Daily

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Once one of Brazil’s richest man, Eike Batista, has been accused of insider trading, a crime punishable with up to thirteen years in jail if found guilty, according to the federal prosecutor’s office in Rio de Janeiro. Brazil’s Ministério Publico (Federal Prosecutor’s Office) filed a […]

Flamengo Beat Corinthians 1×0 in Brasileirão: Daily

Flamengo Beat Corinthians 1×0 in Brasileirão: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Flamengo beat Corinthians 1-0 yesterday afternoon at the Maracanã to move eight points clear of the relegation zone in the 2014 Campeonato Brasileiro. Wallace scored the only goal of the game just after the hour mark, but there was a suspicion of offside about […]

Fluminense Beat Palmeiras 3×0 in Brasileirão: Daily

Fluminense Beat Palmeiras 3×0 in Brasileirão: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Fluminense comprehensively beat Palmeiras 3-0 last night at the Maracanã Stadium in the 21st round of the 2014 Campeonato Brasileiro to move back into the G-4. A brace from Fred before Darío Conca netted the final goal secured the points, and coach Cristovão Borges’ […]

UPP Captian Killed in Complexo do Alemão: Daily

UPP Captian Killed in Complexo do Alemão: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A Pacifying Police Unit (UPP) Captain is dead after being shot on Thursday, September 11th during a confrontation between police and drug-trafficking suspects in Complexo do Alemão, one of the largest favela communities in Zona Norte (North Zone) of Rio de Janeiro. Uanderson Manoel […]

Bad Night for Cariocas in Brasileirão: Daily

Bad Night for Cariocas in Brasileirão: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The 20th round of the 2014 Campeonato Brasileiro was one to forget for Rio de Janeiro clubs, with none of the three in action managing to win. Fluminense picked up a point, whilst there were defeats for Botafogo and Flamengo. A late goal from […]

Petrobras Kickback Scandal Shakes Up Presidential Race

Petrobras Kickback Scandal Shakes Up Presidential Race

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With less than a month to go before Brazil’s Presidential elections, illegal kickback accusations made by a former Petrobras director, Paulo Roberto Costa, are shaking up the presidential race. Reportedly, Costa mentions more than thirty names, including politicians, congressmen, governors and state ministers, who he […]

Study Finds Brazil Lost US$400 Billion to Fraud

Study Finds Brazil Lost US$400 Billion to Fraud

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Illegal outflows from Brazil for the past fifty years have sapped hundreds of billions of dollars from the Brazilian economy, says a new study released this week by Washington DC-based non-profit research company Global Financial Integrity (GFI). The report, which was funded by a grant […]