Greater São Paulo Area Sees Surge in Thefts and Robberies

Greater São Paulo Area Sees Surge in Thefts and Robberies

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – According to a government report issued yesterday (April 24th), theft in the greater São Paulo area, excluding the capital city, increased by 24.07 percent, which increased from 5,323 to 6,604 in the comparison between the months of March, between this year and last year. Theft in […]

Hiking Dois Irmãos Mountain, Overlooking the Beaches of Rio

Hiking Dois Irmãos Mountain, Overlooking the Beaches of Rio

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In addition to the beach, the music and the food, the Cidade Maravilhosa is a hikers paradise as well, with towering peaks overlooking the coast in all directions. Getting up to the peak of Dois Irmãos (Two Brothers), which overlooks Leblon and Ipanema beach, is […]

Soldiers Against Dengue in Brazil, U.S. Issues Travel Warning

Soldiers Against Dengue in Brazil, U.S. Issues Travel Warning

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The alarming rate of dengue fever reports in Brazil has led the São Paulo city government to ask for the aid of the country’s Armed Forces to help locate dengue-carrying mosquito breeding grounds in Latin America’s largest city. The more than 224,000 reported cases across […]

Lapalê Literary Festival in Rio de Janeiro on April 25th and 26th

Lapalê Literary Festival in Rio de Janeiro on April 25th and 26th

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In addition to celebrating Brazilian literature, the inaugural edition of the Lapalê Festival will commemorate the previous 100 years of the Lapa neighborhood and the 450th anniversary of the city of Rio de Janeiro by presenting a book fair, debates, a literary tour, live […]

Two Major Players in Lava Jato Scheme Sentenced in Brazil

Two Major Players in Lava Jato Scheme Sentenced in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Two main participants in Brazil’s largest corruption and bribery scandals in recent history have been sentenced to jail time by federal prosecutors. Former Petrobras Supply director, Paulo Roberto Costa, and black-market money dealer, Alberto Youssef, were convicted for their involvement with the overcharging of the […]

Petrobras of Brazil Announces Losses of US$17 Billion in 2014

Petrobras of Brazil Announces Losses of US$17 Billion in 2014

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The oil giant of Brazil, Petrobras, released on Wednesday night its net result for 2014, which was negative by over US$7 billion. Company officials also announced that corruption, bribes and devaluation of assets (impairment) cost the company over US$17 billion last year. According to Petrobras […]

Casa do Choro to Open in Rio’s Centro on Saturday, April 25th

Casa do Choro to Open in Rio’s Centro on Saturday, April 25th

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the music-rich culture of Rio de Janeiro and Brazil, the genre of choro, often called chorinho (“little cry” or “little lament”), has been recognized with The National Choro Day (April 23rd), and this year will be celebrated with the opening of the Casa do […]

Two Dead and 120 Wounded by Tornado in Southern Brazil

Two Dead and 120 Wounded by Tornado in Southern Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Residents of Xanxerê, located in the Southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina are receiving help from Brazil’s army corps to remove debris left behind from Monday’s tornado. The unusual phenomenon ripped through houses, leaving two dead, 120 wounded and at least one thousand without homes. […]

Judas Priest Will Return to Rio de Janeiro April 23rd

Judas Priest Will Return to Rio de Janeiro April 23rd

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With sales of their seventeen studio album releases reaching over 45 million worldwide and a career spanning almost five decades with no current signs of slowing down, legendary English heavy metal band Judas Priest will return to Rio de Janeiro to perform live on […]

For Sale: 3/3.5 BR Condo, Cocoa Beach, Florida, US$675,000

For Sale: 3/3.5 BR Condo, Cocoa Beach, Florida, US$675,000

Direct Riverfront Condo – Cocoa Beach, FL US$675,000. 3/3.5, 3,457 sq. ft. Penthouse style 4th floor unit. Walk to beach. Enjoy a 180° river view and 125’ short-term Boat docking. Open layout, great for entertaining, includes Fireplace, wet bar, island kitchen, large laundry room With washer/dryer, sink, freezer, and 2nd refrigerator. Also Includes intercom system, […]

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