Making-Of Film Festival Runs in Rio de Janeiro May 10th-22nd

Making-Of Film Festival Runs in Rio de Janeiro May 10th-22nd

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Running from May 10th to May 22nd in Caixa Cultural Rio de Janeiro in Centro, the Making-Of film festival will explore the production of cinema through a debate and the screening of movies which take a behind the scenes look at the film industry. […]

Vasco Beat Botafogo 1×0 in Campeonato Carioca Finals Match

Vasco Beat Botafogo 1×0 in Campeonato Carioca Finals Match

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the first of two finals matches for the 2016 Campeonato Carioca championship, Vasco won by 1-0 over Botafogo with a score from Jorge Henrique. The goalkeepers for Vasco and Botafogo had very different days, while Martín Silva made good saves for Vasco, a Jefferson […]

Marina Silva Criticizes Trivializing the Term Coup in Brazil

Marina Silva Criticizes Trivializing the Term Coup in Brazil

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Popular former senator in Brazil, Marina Silva, who ran for president in 2014 elections, has criticized the current vice president Michel Temer’s yesterday (April 30), and the casual use of the word golpe (coup). Calling for new elections in the case of a Rousseff impeachment, […]

Rio de Janeiro Police Adopt Social Media to Help Combat Crime

Rio de Janeiro Police Adopt Social Media to Help Combat Crime

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The use of social media has emerged as a vital tool in Rio de Janeiro’s security efforts against crime as well as a public relations tool for the military police (PM). According to government news sources, the new communication channels are way for citizens to […]

José González Live in Rio de Janeiro on Friday, May 6th

José González Live in Rio de Janeiro on Friday, May 6th

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Known for his solo classical guitar playing; soft vocals; and intimate acoustic covers of works by Massive Attack, The Knife, Kylie Minogue, and Bruce Springsteen, among others, Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist José González will play live in Lapa’s Circo Voador on Friday, May 6th. […]

Number of Defaulting Companies in Brazil Increased 11 Percent

Number of Defaulting Companies in Brazil Increased 11 Percent

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After Brazil suffered its worst GDP decline in over 25 years, an increasing number of businesses are now starting to default on their debts. A survey released on Wednesday (April 27th) by the Credit Protection Service (SPC) and the National Confederation of Shopkeepers, showed the […]

Rio’s InterNations Brings The Irie Experience Party on May 1st

Rio’s InterNations Brings The Irie Experience Party on May 1st

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Since its launch in 2007 the global networking organization, InterNations, has become a staple in the social calendar for many foreigners and locals in Rio. Offering a feature-rich web site and well organized parties, the Rio community continues to host interesting events, and their next […]

International Fencing Competitions Come to an End in Rio

International Fencing Competitions Come to an End in Rio

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio has had its swords at the ready for the past week, having hosted a two-part Olympic test event in fencing. The city first welcomed fencers from all over the world for the Rio Grand Prix before the Team World Championships took place in the […]

Questions Continue After the Collapse of Rio’s Cycle Path

Questions Continue After the Collapse of Rio’s Cycle Path

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Disbelief and disappointment still abound in Rio de Janeiro as the city comes to terms with both a tragedy and an embarrassment. On Thursday, April 21st, only a few months after it was opened and four months before the 2016 Olympic Games, a section […]

Retail Sales in Rio de Janeiro Fall 6.1 Percent in March

Retail Sales in Rio de Janeiro Fall 6.1 Percent in March

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The retail sales in Rio de Janeiro fell 6.1 percent in March this year, compared to March 2015, according to the Sales Thermometer released yesterday (April 26th) by Centro de Estudos do Clube de Diretores Lojistas, or Shopkeepers Directors Club Study Centre – CDLRio. It […]