Truckers Agree to Unblock Brazil’s Federal Highways

Truckers Agree to Unblock Brazil’s Federal Highways

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A meeting held on Wednesday afternoon, February 25th, between government officials and truck driver associations may put an end to the week-long protests, which blocked several federal highways throughout Brazil and caused thousands of dollars in losses, according to officials. According to the government among […]

Rio 450th Anniversary Celebrations Kick Off in March

Rio 450th Anniversary Celebrations Kick Off in March

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Founded on March 1, 1565, the city of Rio de Janeiro is celebrating its 450th anniversary this year with over 200 events ranging from concerts to openings to activities including marathons, installations and more taking place throughout the city. With this weekend marking the […]

Museu do Amanhã Scheduled to Open in Rio March 1st

Museu do Amanhã Scheduled to Open in Rio March 1st

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After numerous setbacks, the Museu do Amanhã (Museum of Tomorrow) is scheduled to officially open on Sunday, March 1st in Rio de Janeiro’s Zona Portuária (Port Zone). The opening will be part of the city’s year-long celebrations of its 450th anniversary. Promising to be […]

Ringo Starr to Perform in Rio de Janeiro on February 27th

Ringo Starr to Perform in Rio de Janeiro on February 27th

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band will perform live in Rio de Janeiro at Vivo Rio in Flamengo on Friday, February 27th. The former Beatles drummer will showcase songs from his solo career, as well as from the time with the popular band. Previously […]

Opinion: The Blame Game, a Bovine Smidgen

Opinion: The Blame Game, a Bovine Smidgen

Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The media are having a field day with one of President Dilma’s recent remarks concerning the “bos sacrosanctus”. She recently insisted that the entire fault for the current “Petrolão” scandal can be laid at the feet of former President Fernando Henrique Cardoso. Why is FHC to […]

Nearly One Million Tourists Attended the 2015 Rio Carnival

Nearly One Million Tourists Attended the 2015 Rio Carnival

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – During the 2015 Carnival celebrations the city of Rio de Janeiro welcomed approximately 977,000 tourists, according to the Secretaria Municipal de Turismo, known as Riotur. The data released on Sunday, February 22nd, showed that the visitors generated US$782 million in revenue for the city. […]

Funding For 2015 Rio Carnival Champion Under Investigation

Funding For 2015 Rio Carnival Champion Under Investigation

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian Ministério Público Federal (MPF) has opened an investigation into the source of funding for the 2015 Rio Carnival Champion Beija-Flor’s parade. The samba school allegedly received partial funding from groups connected to the African nation of Equatorial Guinea and those funds may […]

Opinion: The Dark Side of Carnival

Opinion: The Dark Side of Carnival

Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Carnival is all but ended; the only thing left on the agenda is the “Parade of Champions” this coming Saturday, when the top six finishers all get to go out again. This year’s winner (for the thirteenth time) was Beija-Flor, the school everybody loves to hate, […]

Beija-Flor Samba School Wins Rio Carnival 2015 Amidst Controversy

Beija-Flor Samba School Wins Rio Carnival 2015 Amidst Controversy

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On the afternoon of Wednesday, February 18th, following a live tally of the votes, judges declared samba school Beija-Flor de Nilópolis the 2015 Carnival Champion, marking the school’s thirteenth Carnival title. However controversy arose when reports stated that the parade was partly funded by […]

Petrobras May Help Push Brazil Stock Market Down 35 Percent

Petrobras May Help Push Brazil Stock Market Down 35 Percent

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A new report by market research company Capital Economics has tried to calculate the cost of the Petrobras scandal in Brazil, which has caused political and financial ripples across the country. Brazil’s stock market has fallen by 35 percent in terms of U.S. dollars since […]

1 2 3 373