Historic BPE Library Reopens in Centro Rio

Historic BPE Library Reopens in Centro Rio

By William Jones and Claire Rivé, Contributing Reporters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Biblioteca Parque Estadual do Rio (BPE, Library State Park of Rio), which reopened on March 29th after four years of renovation does its part for doing away with any outdated perceptions one might have of traditional dusty libraries. Offering the public […]

Olympic Park Worker Strike Continues in Rio: Daily

Olympic Park Worker Strike Continues in Rio: Daily

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Construction workers at the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro have voted in favor of continuing their strike despite opposition from the labor court. The 2,500 strong workforce are locked in a battle with authorities over higher pay, benefits and working conditions. The strike began […]

Flamengo are 2014 Campeonato Carioca Champions: Daily

Flamengo are 2014 Campeonato Carioca Champions: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Flamengo won the 2014 Campeonato Carioca with a controversial late offside goal yesterday afternoon at the expense of Vasco da Gama at the Maracanã. The last-gasp strike gave Flamengo a 1-1 draw in the state championship final, and with a 1-1 draw in the […]

Luxury on Display at Rio Boat Show 2014: Daily

Luxury on Display at Rio Boat Show 2014: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Stretching out across thirty thousand square meters in Rio de Janeiro’s scenic Marina da Glória, one of the city’s recreational ports, the 17th edition of the Rio Boat Show 2014 continues dazzling the public with luxurious boats today, Sunday, April 13th. Opened on April […]

Rio Art Museum (MAR) Celebrates First Year: Daily

Rio Art Museum (MAR) Celebrates First Year: Daily

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Rio de Janeiro Museum of Art (MAR) is celebrating its on year anniversary with an exhibition named “Encontro de Mundos” or “Meeting of the Worlds,” which celebrates the rich and diverse art and history of the famous city of Rio de Janeiro. The exhibition […]

Social Media Groups Rise Against Rio’s High Prices: Daily

Social Media Groups Rise Against Rio’s High Prices: Daily

By Mary Bolling Blackiston, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Cidade Maravilhosa is known for many things, but being an inexpensive city is not one of them. Brazil’s high import taxes and rising inflation combined with the rapidly approaching FIFA World Cup and Olympics, make Rio an incredibly expensive place in which to […]

Police and Favela Oi Occupants Clash: Daily

Police and Favela Oi Occupants Clash: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Clashes continue in Rio’s Zona Norte (North Zone) today, Friday, April 11th, following the Military Police’s repossession of the Favela Oi. Bus fires, injuries, arrests, and disruption of traffic have been reported throughout the day with the clashes spreading in the North Zone to […]

Inflation Forecast Down, Food Price Up: Daily

Inflation Forecast Down, Food Price Up: Daily

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The president of Brazil’s Central Bank, Alexandre Tombini, said that he is not surprised by the sharp rise in food prices reported from February to March this year, and affirmed that the hike does not alter the monetary authority’s forecast for inflation, which the Central […]

Seventy Percent More Police in Rio for World Cup: Daily

Seventy Percent More Police in Rio for World Cup: Daily

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Last summer’s Confederations Cup drew thousands of international spectators and increased police presence in Rio de Janeiro. For the FIFA World Cup tournament this June, the Special Committee of State Security for Major Events (CESEGE) has announced a seventy percent increase in police force at […]