New Datafolha Shows Draw Between Neves and Rousseff

New Datafolha Shows Draw Between Neves and Rousseff

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the survey of the second round of presidential elections taken by Datafolha, candidates Aécio Neves, of the PSDB party, and incumbent Dilma Rousseff, of the PT party, continue in a technical tie. Neves appears with 45 percent of the vote and Rousseff, with 43 […]

SP International Film Festival Honors Spain, Karmitz

SP International Film Festival Honors Spain, Karmitz

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The 38th edition of the SP International Film Festival starts today in São Paulo and during fourteen days 345 films will be shown in 35 venues around the city. This year’s festival will highlight productions from Spain and some of its directors as well as […]

Project in Rio Hopes to Attract New Off-Shore Industry

Project in Rio Hopes to Attract New Off-Shore Industry

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – To attract investments and manufacturers of subsea (offshore, underwater) equipment the government of Rio de Janeiro launched last week a project, dubbed the “Cluster de Subsea”, to guarantee supply of local demand and the gradual substitution of imported equipment by those to be manufactured […]

Guinean Man Tests Negative for Ebola Virus in Brazil

Guinean Man Tests Negative for Ebola Virus in Brazil

Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Health Ministry announced on Monday that the two tests performed on Souleymane Bah, a 47 year-old refugee from Guinea, tested negative for the Ebola virus. Bah, who has been in Brazil less than a month, had sought medical help for symptoms similar to those of […]

Real Estate Market in Rio Sees Price Discounts

Real Estate Market in Rio Sees Price Discounts

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After years of tremendous surges in the Rio de Janeiro real estate values, 2014 has seen the market slow down, and the FipeZap Index recently reported both Rio and São Paulo only saw increases of 0.4 percent last month. The swing of supply and demand, […]

Marina Silva Endorses Neves in Brazil’s Presidential Race

Marina Silva Endorses Neves in Brazil’s Presidential Race

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Presidential candidate Aecio Neves received a crucial endorsement on Sunday in his bid for the top spot in Brazil. Third-placed candidate Marina Silva, of the PSB (Socialist Party) officially endorsed Neves, of the PSDB (Social Democracy Party) in this year’s presidential elections. “Due to the […]

Wins for Botafogo and Flamengo in Brasileirão

Wins for Botafogo and Flamengo in Brasileirão

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Botafogo and Flamengo both picked up three points in the 28th round of the Campeonato Brasileiro this past weekend. However Fluminense’s push to qualify for the Copa Libertadores were dealt a massive blow with a loss to Internacional. Botafogo gave their chances of avoiding relegation […]

Brazil Beat Argentina in SuperClássico

Brazil Beat Argentina in SuperClássico

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Two goals from Diego Tardelli helped Brazil to a 2-0 win over Argentina in the SuperClássico yesterday (October 11th) in Beijing, China. Botafogo goalkeeper Jefferson also put in a stunning display, saving a penalty from Lionel Messi as the Seleção kept a third successive […]

Brazil Reports First Suspected Ebola Case

Brazil Reports First Suspected Ebola Case

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Officials announced the first suspected case of Ebola in Brazil on Friday, October 10th. Recorded in the state of Paraná, on Thursday, October 9th, doctors transported the patient to Rio de Janeiro on the 10th for treatment at the Instituto Evandro Chagas, a known […]

The 2014 Rio Film Festival Ends with Première Brasil

The 2014 Rio Film Festival Ends with Première Brasil

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After hundreds of screenings of over three hundred films in more than thirty theaters throughout the city of Rio de Janeiro, the sixteenth edition of Festival do Rio, the Rio International Film Festival, drew to a close with the Première Brasil award ceremony on […]