Festival Multiplicidade Returns to Rio de Janeiro Starting July 30th

Festival Multiplicidade Returns to Rio de Janeiro Starting July 30th

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Festival Multiplicidade returns this week to Rio de Janeiro on July 30th and will include events held at Oi Futuro Flamengo, Planetario da Gavea and EAV Parque Lage through November 7th. Celebrating its tenth anniversary last year, this edition of the avant-garde festival, […]

New York Bassoonist Janet Grice Performs in Rio de Janeiro

New York Bassoonist Janet Grice Performs in Rio de Janeiro

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Traveling to Brazil annually, New York-based American bassoonist Janet Grice has returned to Rio de Janeiro to perform live jazz, and Brazilian chamber, contemporary, and classical music with her group, the Vento Trio. “The bassoon is a deep, expressive instrument that is often overlooked. […]

Carioca Cricket Club Looks Ahead to Nationals: Sponsored

Carioca Cricket Club Looks Ahead to Nationals: Sponsored

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Carioca Cricket Club’s (CCC) activities are in full force as the club recently returned from the first leg of the national tournament in Brasília, and already has held another inter-club match last weekend. Coming up next is another Quiz Night social event in August, […]

Traces of Pre-Historic Rio are Found in Leopoldina

Traces of Pre-Historic Rio are Found in Leopoldina

By Georgia Grimond, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Signs of human habitation and clues to Rio’s history have been uncovered by archaeologists working on the city’s new metro line, Line 4, in Leopoldina, Centro. Approximately fifty stone artefacts and 400 shells dating back between 3,000 and 4,000 years have been discovered. They are […]

Brazil Shows Slight Increase in Industry Confidence

Brazil Shows Slight Increase in Industry Confidence

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Despite the negative news about the Brazilian economy as well as political unrest due to large scale corruption schemes, after five consecutive declines the government news wire announced that the Industry Trust Indicator (Índide de Confiança da Indústria, ICI), measured by the Fundação Getulio Vargas […]

Alternative Rock Band The Maine Returns to Rio de Janeiro

Alternative Rock Band The Maine Returns to Rio de Janeiro

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – American alternative rock quintet The Maine returns to Rio de Janeiro this Friday, July 31st to perform live at Circo Voador and to kick-off their Brazilian Candy tour. The current tour is taking place in support of the band’s most recent album, American Candy, […]

Brazil Finish Third in Medal Tables at the Pan-Am Games

Brazil Finish Third in Medal Tables at the Pan-Am Games

By Georgia Grimond, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As the seventeenth Pan-American Games drew to a close in Toronto on Sunday, July 26th, Brazil was celebrating finishing third in the medal tables, with 141 medals in total and some promising young stars having taken to the podium. Canada, the host country, benefited from […]

Multi Oral Focus on Preventative Dental Health in Rio: Sponsored

Multi Oral Focus on Preventative Dental Health in Rio: Sponsored

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – While no one places a trip to the dentist high on the list of fun things to do for the day, oral health is a part of life. Now especially with the currency exchange rates as it is, many foreigners are having dental treatment in […]

Rock in Rio Launches App for 2015 Music Festival in Rio de Janeiro

Rock in Rio Launches App for 2015 Music Festival in Rio de Janeiro

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – To help attendees prepare for Rock in Rio 2015 and to assist them during the seven-day music festival, on July 22nd Rock in Rio organizers released a new mobile app that works with both IOS and Android. Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the […]

Brazil Real Falls to R$3.34 per US$1, the Lowest in Twelve Years

Brazil Real Falls to R$3.34 per US$1, the Lowest in Twelve Years

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The U.S. dollar ended this Friday (July 24th) selling at R$3.347 to US$1, an increase of R$0.051 (1.65 percent) on the day. The Brazilian real is at its lowest to the dollar since March 31, 2003, when the dollar closed at R$3.355. In the largest […]

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