Vista Chinesa, An Amazing Mountain Top View of Rio

Vista Chinesa, An Amazing Mountain Top View of Rio

By Teresa Geer, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Vista Chinesa is a charming little Chinese structure placed 380 meters high in Tijuca National Forest, one of the world’s largest urban forests, and offers one of the most impressive views in Rio. The lookout point provides visitors an inspiring scene which could almost transport […]

Discovering the Chico Mendes Ecological Reserve in Recreio

Discovering the Chico Mendes Ecological Reserve in Recreio

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One of the main environmentally protected areas of Rio de Janeiro, the Parque Natural Municipal Chico Mendes (PNMCM) located in the neighborhood of Recreio dos Bandeirantes of Zona Oeste (West Zone), celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary this June 2014. Founded in 1989, the park was created […]

The Tour do Rio 2014 Races August 25th-31st

The Tour do Rio 2014 Races August 25th-31st

Chris Kudialis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The fifth-annual Tour do Rio cycling race started Monday (August 25th), with athletes from around the world competing in Latin America’s largest cycling event. Thirteen different teams, including seven Brazilian squads, will compete for qualification in the 2016 Olympics, as well as factor in cyclists’ individual […]

Wins for Flamengo and Fluminense in Brasileirão: Daily

Wins for Flamengo and Fluminense in Brasileirão: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Carioca clubs Flamengo and Fluminense both picked up three points in the seventeenth round of the 2014 Campeonato Brasileiro yesterday (August 24th) afternoon. Flu got back to winning ways in emphatic style, while the Rubro-Negro continued their revival under veteran Vanderlei Luxemburgo. Two goals […]

Residency Procedure to Become Easier in Brazil: Daily

Residency Procedure to Become Easier in Brazil: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Tuesday, August 19th the Brazilian Ministry of Justice announced in the Official Gazette that the procedure for foreign residency in Brazil will become easier for those that apply. Many foreigners previously expressed dissatisfaction about the time consuming process that applying for a permanent […]

Botafogo Win 1×0 in Campeonato Brasileiro: Daily

Botafogo Win 1×0 in Campeonato Brasileiro: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Botafogo beat Chapecoense 1-0 last night in the seventeenth round of the 2014 Campeonato Brasileiro at the Maracanã Stadium. A wonderful strike from new signing Ramírez on 31 minutes was enough to give the Alvinegro the points and, for the time being at least, […]

Job Creation in Brazil Down Sharply in July: Daily

Job Creation in Brazil Down Sharply in July: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Data released by the Brazilian Labor Department on Thursday, August 21st, showed that job creation during the month of July decreased 71.5 percent compared to the amount of jobs created in July 2013. Those numbers marked the sharpest monthly decrease recorded since July 1999 […]

Conference in Rio on Brazil’s Fight Against Corruption: Daily

Conference in Rio on Brazil’s Fight Against Corruption: Daily

By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Speaking in Rio on Wednesday (August 20th), Gustavo Ungaro, president of the National Council of Internal Control (CONACI), defended the proposed amendment to the constitution (known as PEC 45) that would see a change in control of public administration and is currently under review in […]

Flamengo Beat Atlético-MG by 2×1 in Brasileirão: Daily

Flamengo Beat Atlético-MG by 2×1 in Brasileirão: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Flamengo came from behind to beat Atlético-MG by 2-1 in the Campeonato Brasileiro last night at the Maracanã Stadium to put further distance between themselves and the relegation zone. The entrance of Eduardo da Silva made all the difference as his excellent form since […]

Marina Silva Candidacy Shakes Up Brazil Presidential Elections

Marina Silva Candidacy Shakes Up Brazil Presidential Elections

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The untimely death last week of presidential hopeful, Eduardo Campos, from the PSB (Socialist Party) has shaken up this year’s presidential election just seven weeks before the first round of voting – scheduled for October 5th. The replacement of Campos by his running mate, Marina […]