Census in Complexo da Maré Shows Economic Growth: Daily

Census in Complexo da Maré Shows Economic Growth: Daily

By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The first census undertaken in the Complexo da Maré has shown a growing local economy with 3,000 businesses providing income for 9,000 residents. The findings will be showcased at a meeting focused on entrepreneurship to be held at the complex. The research will be published […]

Vasco Beat Ponte Preta 2×0 in Copa do Brasil: Daily

Vasco Beat Ponte Preta 2×0 in Copa do Brasil: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Vasco comfortably beat Ponte Preta 2-0 last night to edge towards the final sixteen of the Copa do Brasil. Second half goals from Diego Renan and Thalles, as well as a majestic performance from midfielder Douglas, put the Cruz-Maltino on the path to victory […]

Brazil’s 10-Year Education Plan Sanctioned by Rousseff

Brazil’s 10-Year Education Plan Sanctioned by Rousseff

By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After almost four years of debates in Congress, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff finally signed into law the country’s new ten-year National Educational Plan (PNE). Among the PNE’s goals are investments of ten percent of the country’s GDP in education by 2024. Currently the federal government allocates […]

New School of Technology Inaugurated in Barra Mansa

New School of Technology Inaugurated in Barra Mansa

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — State officials in Rio de Janeiro along with the Department of Science and Technology and the Foundation for Support of the School of Technology (Fundação de Apoio à Escola Técnica, FAETEC), inaugurated the tenth School of Technology (Faculdade de Educação Tecnológica, FAETERJ) this July in […]

Brazil Wins Gold in The Mathematic Olympics of CPLP

Brazil Wins Gold in The Mathematic Olympics of CPLP

By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Over the days of July 16th to 18th in Luanda, Angola, participants of the Mathematics Olympics from the CPLP (Community of Countries of the Portuguese Language) were challenged with various math problems, concluding with Brazil taking home one gold medal and three silver medals. The […]

Dunga Announced as Brazil’s New Seleção Coach

Dunga Announced as Brazil’s New Seleção Coach

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Carlos Caetano Bledorn Verri, known as “Dunga”, was unveiled as the new coach of the Brazilian national side – the Seleção Brasileira – to begin his second spell in charge of the five-time world champions yesterday morning (Tuesday, July 22nd) in Rio de Janeiro. […]

Il Sorriso Helps Offer Education to Children in Rocinha

Il Sorriso Helps Offer Education to Children in Rocinha

By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Il Sorriso dei miei Bimbi (The Smile of My Baby) is an Italian social program creating better conditions for the education of children and young people living in Rocinha, one of Brazil’s largest favelas. The charity was founded in 2002 by Barbara Olivi, an Italian […]

De La Soul Returns to Rio on Sunday, July 27th

De La Soul Returns to Rio on Sunday, July 27th

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With an over 25 year career that includes the groundbreaking debut album, Three Feet High And Rising, the release of six subsequent studio albums, tours throughout the world and a 2006 Grammy Award for a collaboration with the group Gorlliaz, the legendary hip hop […]

Oficina de Negocinhos Teaches Entrepreneurship

Oficina de Negocinhos Teaches Entrepreneurship

By Lauren Hogan, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Oficina de Negocinhos (which translates roughly to Little Business Workshop) program began at the end of 2013 and is starting to gain attention, especially among school principals and teachers who want to teach the course to their own students. The program is designed to […]

Studying Photography, an Interview with Sherolin Santos

Studying Photography, an Interview with Sherolin Santos

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Professional photographer Sherolin Santos recently spoke with The Rio Times in depth about how she learned her craft, her international travels and career, as well as tips for those interested in photography in Rio. Based in Rio de Janeiro since 2010, Santos was born […]

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