Rio is Ready to Watch the NFL Super Bowl on Sunday

Rio is Ready to Watch the NFL Super Bowl on Sunday

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With American football gaining popularity in Brazil and around the world, fans of game, those interested in learning more about the sport and American expats in Rio de Janeiro, will gather together in various locations in the city this Sunday, February 1st to watch […]

Petrobras Losses to Corruption May Top US$1.5 Billion

Petrobras Losses to Corruption May Top US$1.5 Billion

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The investigation which seeks to determine the financial losses to Brazil’s oil giant, Petrobras, due to Operação Lava Jato (Operation Carwash) may take up to three years to be concluded and total R$4.06 billion (over US$1.5 billion), according to Petrobras President, Maria das Graças Foster. […]

Salgueiro Samba School Set for Carnival 2015

Salgueiro Samba School Set for Carnival 2015

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Sunday, February 15th, G.R.E.S. Acadêmicos do Salgueiro will be the fifth samba school of the Grupo Especial (Special Group) to parade down Rio de Janeiro’s Sambódromo during the 2015 Carnival competition. Also known simply as Salgueiro, the popular school is a nine-time Carnival […]

Domestic Air Travel in Brazil Grew in 2014

Domestic Air Travel in Brazil Grew in 2014

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite the economic slump faced by Brazil in 2014, domestic air transportation demand in Brazil grew by 5.7 percent last year, according to ABEAR (Brazilian Association of Airline Companies). According to the association however the growth is lower than that registered in 2013, when the […]

Brazil’s Rousseff Urges Cabinet to Reduce Spending

Brazil’s Rousseff Urges Cabinet to Reduce Spending

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s President, Dilma Rousseff, asked cabinet ministers to maintain strict control over government spending and combat corruption, during a meeting with her new cabinet members on Tuesday, January 27th. This is Rousseff’s first cabinet meeting since she started her second term in office, on January […]

Brazil’s Petrobras Releases Third Quarter of 2014 Results

Brazil’s Petrobras Releases Third Quarter of 2014 Results

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After twice postponing the release of the third quarter financial results for 2014, Brazilian oil giant Petrobras released the report early Wednesday (January 28th) morning. The results show a net profit of R$3.084 billion. These results represent a 38 percent decline from the second quarter […]

Kandinsky Exhibition Opens in Rio de Janeiro at CCBB

Kandinsky Exhibition Opens in Rio de Janeiro at CCBB

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The exhibition, “Kandinsky: Tudo Começa num Ponto” (Kandinsky: All Begins at a Point) opens today, Wednesday, January 28th in the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Rio de Janeiro (CCBB) and will run through March 30th. Curated by Evgenia Petrova and Joseph Kiblitsky, the free […]

Brazil Registers Record Deficit in Current Accounts

Brazil Registers Record Deficit in Current Accounts

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s current accounts in 2014 registered a record deficit of US$90.948 billion, according to data released by Brazil’s Central Bank (CB) on Friday, January 23rd. The result was well above 2013’s deficit of US$81.108 billion and the highest registered since the CB started the series […]

Vila Isabel Samba School Ready for Carnival 2015

Vila Isabel Samba School Ready for Carnival 2015

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Well known for their sambas de enredo (Carnival theme songs) G.R.E.S. Unidos de Vila Isabel will enter the famed Sambódromo in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, February 15th as the fourth samba school to compete in the Grupo Especial (Special Group) for the 2015 […]

Foo Fighters Play in Rio de Janeiro at the Maracanã

Foo Fighters Play in Rio de Janeiro at the Maracanã

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Fronted by former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl, the American rock band Foo Fighters will perform live at Rio de Janeiro’s famed soccer (football) stadium, Estádio do Maracanã tonight, Sunday January 25th. The show is part of the Sonic Highways World Tour, in support of […]

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