Brazil’s President Rousseff Ensures Security for Rio 2016 Olympics

Brazil’s President Rousseff Ensures Security for Rio 2016 Olympics

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After returning from her first official visit to the U.S., Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff attended the Olympic Torch presentation ceremony yesterday (July 3rd) in Brasília and spoke about security for the Games. She ensured that Brazil will provide adequate security for the 2016 Olympics being […]

Food Festivals to Check Out in Rio de Janeiro During July

Food Festivals to Check Out in Rio de Janeiro During July

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As the weather cools down in Rio de Janeiro this winter, thoughts turn toward food and many restaurants and venues throughout the city are holding culinary food festivals and offering specialty dishes in honor of the season. Festival de Inverno do Mercado Municipal do […]

Federal Police Arrest Another Petrobras Director in Brazil

Federal Police Arrest Another Petrobras Director in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Federal Police in Brazil arrested former Petrobras director for the International Area as part of its on-going Lava Jato (Carwash Operation) operation yesterday (July 3rd). Officials say Jorge Zelada transferred more than €$11 million to Europe, money that authorities believe was part of the […]

Paraty Hosts 13th Annual FLIP Literature Festival, July 1st – 5th

Paraty Hosts 13th Annual FLIP Literature Festival, July 1st – 5th

Georgia Grimond, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The thirteenth annual Festa Literária Internacional de Paraty (Paraty International Literary Festival), or FLIP, opened on Wednesday 1st July in the colonial town in the south of Rio state. Running over five days until Sunday 5th July, the festival features variety of lectures, panels, discussion, concerts […]

2015 Rio Gay Film Festival Starts in Rio de Janeiro

2015 Rio Gay Film Festival Starts in Rio de Janeiro

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Featuring over one hundred films, the Rio Festival Gay de Cinema (Rio Gay Film Festival) returned to Rio de Janeiro for its 2015 edition on Thursday, July 2nd and will continue through July 12th with debates, director presentations and film screenings in multiple theaters […]

Opinion: Dilma’s Dismal Disconnects in Brazil, a Smidgen

Opinion: Dilma’s Dismal Disconnects in Brazil, a Smidgen

Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Dilma has been visiting the U.S., making nice with POTUS the SuperSnoop, visiting the MLK monument, and incidentally signing or approving a bunch of totally innocuous and futile pie-in-the-sky agreements that neither side will ever keep. For instance, she’s promised to eradicate all illegal Brazilian deforestation […]

Brazil’s Trade Balance Registers Surplus for First Semester 2015

Brazil’s Trade Balance Registers Surplus for First Semester 2015

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The trade balance in Brazil closed the first semester of 2015 with a surplus of US$2.222 billion, according to the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC). This is the first time the index registered a surplus since the first semester since 2012. Among […]

First VLT Train Arrived in Rio de Janeiro for Testing

First VLT Train Arrived in Rio de Janeiro for Testing

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The first train of the new public transportation system connecting Rio’s Centro, Port Zone and domestic airport Santos Dumont, the VLT (Vehicle on Light Tracks) has arrived in the city from France for testing. The VLT is set to start circulating with passengers on […]

Rio’s Casa Geração Fashion School Hosts Party in Vidigal July 4th

Rio’s Casa Geração Fashion School Hosts Party in Vidigal July 4th

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Casa Geração fashion school located in Vidigal is hosting a party at the very top of the favela community this Saturday, July 4th, from 6PM to 1AM. The venue is the chic luxury outpost Mirante do Arvrão, and the party name is “Bonsoir Mirante” […]

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