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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – An agreement was reached on Thursday night by the Brazilian government and truck drivers ending the protests that almost brought the country to a standstill. Truck drivers agreed to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Truck drivers are causing havoc and chaos in twenty Brazilian states as they block highways for the fourth day in a row, protesting the increase in diesel fuel prices....
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Despite being only a short ferry-ride away from the city center, Ilha de Paquetá (Paquetá island) is one of Rio’s best kept secrets. Residents are able to live on...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This Saturday, May 26th, Centro Calouste Gulbenkian, in Centro, hosts the "Rio de Maio" festival. Celebrating the Carioca pagode and samba culture all day long, the event will include live...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Wednesday afternoon, May 23rd, less than one month away from the 2018 Russia World Cup, Brazil's men's national football (soccer) team (seleção) received a huge boost with the return...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – At an event in Brasilia on Tuesday (May 22th), President Michel Temer announced the pre-candidacy of former Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles for October’s Presidential election. The announcement indicates that...
By Melissa Van Brunnersum, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Ministry of Human Rights established a National Pact against LGBT-POV (violence against lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transsexuals, and transvestites) last week on Tuesday, May 15th, which aims to combat...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Once again celebrating the best of African and Afro-Brazilian culture and heritage, the Back2Black festival returns to Rio this weekend, at the city’s prestigious Theatro Municipal (Municipal Theatre) starting Friday,...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The film exhibit "Nouvelle Vague Soviética" opened in Caixa Cultural, in Centro, yesterday Tuesday, May 22nd. Dedicated to the Soviet cinematographic production from the 1960s to the 1980s, the exhibit...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Truck drivers across Brazil plan to block for the second day major highways across the country to protest the rising fuel prices. The Brazilian Truck Drivers Association (ABCAM) argues...
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