Arte Core 2014, Urban Art Fest in Rio This Weekend

Arte Core 2014, Urban Art Fest in Rio This Weekend

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Celebrating urban art, skating, and music, the Arte Core festival returns to Rio de Janeiro’s Museu de Arte Moderna (Museum of Modern Art), for its second edition this weekend on Saturday, October 18th and Sunday 19th. Filling the central span and outer area of […]

Thirty Seconds to Mars Return to Rio, Oct 18-19th

Thirty Seconds to Mars Return to Rio, Oct 18-19th

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Fronted by Oscar-award winning actor Jared Leto, and well known for their energetic live shows and enthusiastic fanbase, American rock band, Thirty Seconds to Mars, return to Rio de Janeiro this weekend for two shows at Lapa’s Fundição Progresso on Saturday, October 18th and […]

São Paulo May Run Out of Water in November

São Paulo May Run Out of Water in November

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Residents living in the largest city in South America, São Paulo, may run out of water by the end of next month, according to SABESP (São Paulo’s water utility company). SABESP registered on its website on Thursday that the main water reservoir for the city, […]

Visiting Oktoberfest de Blumenau in Santa Catarina

Visiting Oktoberfest de Blumenau in Santa Catarina

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Every year the city of Blumenau in the Southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina hosts its own Oktoberfest, celebrating German food, music, beer, culture and the area’s deep ancestral roots. In addition to Oktoberfest, the city’s German heritage can be witnessed year-round throughout the […]

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 […]