Brazil’s Government Forecasts Deficit in 2016 Budget

Brazil’s Government Forecasts Deficit in 2016 Budget

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – In yet another blow to Brazil’s ailing economy, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is expected to present the country’s 2016 budget with a forecast of a significant primary deficit, according to reports by the country’s major daily newspapers, O Globo, Folha de S. Paulo and Estado […]

Iron & Wine Live in Rio de Janeiro September 3rd

Iron & Wine Live in Rio de Janeiro September 3rd

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – American indie, folk, and roots singer-songwriter Sam Beam, who performs under the moniker Iron & Wine, will play live at Sacadura 154 in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, September 3rd. Following a September 2nd show in São Paulo, Beam’s show at Sacadura 154 in […]

Rio Authorizes Use of Masks by Military Police Again

Rio Authorizes Use of Masks by Military Police Again

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Certain units of the Rio de Janeiro Military Police (PMRJ) received authorization from the State Secretary of Public Security, José Mariano Beltrame, to wear masks, or the balaclava, in specific operations such as hostage rescue and events such as demonstrations. As O Globo reports, the […]

New Exhibition Showcases Works of Rio’s Afro-Brazilian Women

New Exhibition Showcases Works of Rio’s Afro-Brazilian Women

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Following an inauguration event on Saturday, August 29th, the #AfroGrafiteiras exhibition will open to the public on September 1st. Remaining on display in Lapa’s Galeria Rio Scenarium (Rio Scenarium’s Gallery) through October 3rd, the free exhibition will feature works created by Afro-Brazilian women in […]

Sustainability Becomes a Main Attraction in São Paulo

Sustainability Becomes a Main Attraction in São Paulo

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Sustainability is not top-of-mind when one thinks of São Paulo, Latin America’s largest city and one of the world’s most populous metropolis. This weekend a group will try to make those who live in this bustling city think about creative ways to living, sustainability, environment […]

Brazil’s PT Worker’s Party Campaigns For Support

Brazil’s PT Worker’s Party Campaigns For Support

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – An all-out campaign was launched by the PT (Workers’ Party) on Thursday, August 27th, to show support for the government of President Dilma Rousseff and the Workers’ Party itself. Officials at the seminar for PT state representatives in São Paulo decided to launch an offensive […]

Gourmet Restaurant with Urban Art Opens in Rio’s Botafogo

Gourmet Restaurant with Urban Art Opens in Rio’s Botafogo

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Inaugurated on Tuesday, August 25th in the neighborhood of Botafogo, the new Metrópole Art’n Grill is part art gallery, part interactive installation, part bar, part lounge, and part restaurant that offers gourmet hot dogs, hamburgers and craft beers. The venue’s inauguration featured live painting […]

Foreign Exchange Rate in Brazil Faces High Volatility

Foreign Exchange Rate in Brazil Faces High Volatility

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The U.S. dollar depreciated slightly on Wednesday, August 26th in Brazil, after two days of extreme volatility due to the economic turmoil caused by the instability of major stock markets around the world. The foreign exchange rate in Brazil closed on Wednesday at R$3.601/US$ after […]

Rio’s City Council Bans Uber and Private Transportation Services

Rio’s City Council Bans Uber and Private Transportation Services

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Rio de Janeiro City Council members voted on Tuesday, August 25th on a bill which regulates the transportation of passengers in the city, banning services such as Uber, where individuals use their private automobiles to transport passengers, from city streets. The votes were overwhelmingly in […]

Barcode Quartet Performs Live in Rio de Janeiro August 29th

Barcode Quartet Performs Live in Rio de Janeiro August 29th

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Quintavant/QTV and Audio Rebel will present a live performance by European improvisational group, Barcode Quartet in Botafogo on Saturday, August 29th. The ensemble, which consists of British violinist Alison Blunt and three Austrian musicians, pianist Elisabeth Harnik, vocalist and electronic musician Annette Giesriegl, and […]

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