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By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The final six schools took part in Rio Carnival’s samba parade competition last night, on Monday February 27th, parading down the 700m stretch of the Sambódromo until the early hours...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Violence against the media in Brazil grew by over 65 percent in 2016 in comparison to 2015, making the country one of South America’s most dangerous countries to be a...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to the latest FipeZap Index, average residential rental prices in Brazil had a nominal increase of 0.17 percent in January 2017, not including inflation. This is the first increase...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Renovated Portuguese colonial house, The Mansion in Santa Teresa, will host its final event of the 2017 Carnival celebrations on Tuesday, February 28th. The space will host a twelve-hour long...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporters SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The new Justice Minister in Brazil, Osmar Serraglio has denied any intention to obstruct the Lava Jato (Carwash) investigations being conducted by the country’s federal police (PF). According to Serraglio...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the international spotlight on the Carnival celebrations this weekend (February 24th to 28th), and the tourism season in full swing, there may be a lack of attention to the...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Six samba schools from Rio’s Grupo Especial (Special Group) performed last night, Sunday, February 26th, in the Sambódromo. Paraíso do Tuiuti, Grande Rio, Imperatriz, Vila Isabel, Salgueiro and Beija-Flor all...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Sixty-six official blocos are set to parade through the streets today, Monday, February 27th, attracting millions to the fourth consecutive day of the 2017 Carnival celebrations in Rio de Janeiro....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Minister of Science, Innovation and Technology (MCIT) for Brazil, Gilberto Kassab, is in Barcelona, Spain this week to participate this in the Mobile World Congress. Along with other members...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In capping a dominant performance in the 2017 Rio Open, Austrian Dominic Thiem prevailed in Sunday's (February 26th) tournament final, as the number eight best player in the world defeated...
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