Teachers at Federal Universities in Brazil Go on Strike

Teachers at Federal Universities in Brazil Go on Strike

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Professors and administrative officials at at least eighteen federal universities in twelve states in Brazil have began a nationwide strike for more government investments in education, better working conditions and a 27 percent pay increase. Last week, the government announced that it would be making […]

Brazil’s Economy Contracts 0.2 Percent in Q1 of 2015

Brazil’s Economy Contracts 0.2 Percent in Q1 of 2015

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s economy registered a decrease of 0.2 percent during the first quarter of 2015 in relation to the fourth quarter of 2014, according to the IBGE (Brazilian Statistics Bureau), totaling R$1.408 trillion for the first three months of the year. In comparison to the same […]

Francis Ford Coppola Retrospective Shown in Rio in June

Francis Ford Coppola Retrospective Shown in Rio in June

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – During the month of June, Banco do Brasil will present Francis Ford Coppola: O Cronista Da América (America’s Chronicler), a complete retrospective, to date, of films directed by American filmmaking legend Francis Ford Coppola. The screenings will take place in both the Centro Cultural […]

International Black Film Series Runs Until June 8th in Rio

International Black Film Series Runs Until June 8th in Rio

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Yesterday (May 27th) marked the opening of the 8th edition of the Cinema Negro Brasil África e Caribe Zózimo Bulbul in Rio de Janeiro, celebrating black filmmaking across different nationalities of the world. The opening was held at the Cine Odeon, in Cinelandia, and screenings […]

Italian Mob Boss Pasquale Scotti Arrested in Brazil

Italian Mob Boss Pasquale Scotti Arrested in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – One of Italy’s most wanted criminals, mob boss Pasquale Scotti, was arrested on Tuesday, May 26th, in Brazil’s Northeastern city of Recife, where he had been living incognito for the past 28 years under the name of Francisco de Castro Visconti. The arrest was a […]

Kim Levone and Improbable Comedy to Open TALKS Tonight

Kim Levone and Improbable Comedy to Open TALKS Tonight

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Rio Times TALKS speaking event is tonight (Wednesday, May 27th) from 7PM-9:30 PM, and is bringing together a panel of experts in three essential areas for foreigners in Rio; setting up a business, buying real estate and investing in Brazil. To warm up the […]

MØ to Peform in Rio de Janeiro on May 30th

MØ to Peform in Rio de Janeiro on May 30th

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Known for her electro-pop with a soulful edge, Danish singer-songwriter MØ will return to Rio de Janeiro state on Saturday, May 30th to perform live at Sacadura 154 in Gamboa. MØ was here last in the state for the Ausländer Musik Festival 2013 held […]

Brazil’s Rousseff In Mexico To Sign Trade Agreements

Brazil’s Rousseff In Mexico To Sign Trade Agreements

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff starts her official visit to Mexico on Tuesday, May 26th, with the objective of strengthening commercial bilateral relations between the two nations, as Brazil and Mexico together make up more than half of the production, population and territory of Latin America. […]

Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings to Peform in Rio May 29th

Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings to Peform in Rio May 29th

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings will bring the best of American soul and classic funk to Rio de Janeiro when they perform live at Vivo Ro on Friday, May 29th. Currently touring in support of their most recent release, Give The People What they […]

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