Number of Defaulting Companies in Brazil Increased 11 Percent

Number of Defaulting Companies in Brazil Increased 11 Percent

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After Brazil suffered its worst GDP decline in over 25 years, an increasing number of businesses are now starting to default on their debts. A survey released on Wednesday (April 27th) by the Credit Protection Service (SPC) and the National Confederation of Shopkeepers, showed the […]

Rio’s InterNations Brings The Irie Experience Party on May 1st

Rio’s InterNations Brings The Irie Experience Party on May 1st

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Since its launch in 2007 the global networking organization, InterNations, has become a staple in the social calendar for many foreigners and locals in Rio. Offering a feature-rich web site and well organized parties, the Rio community continues to host interesting events, and their next […]

International Fencing Competitions Come to an End in Rio

International Fencing Competitions Come to an End in Rio

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio has had its swords at the ready for the past week, having hosted a two-part Olympic test event in fencing. The city first welcomed fencers from all over the world for the Rio Grand Prix before the Team World Championships took place in the […]

Carioca Cricket Club Hosts Nationals this Weekend in Rio: Sponsored

Carioca Cricket Club Hosts Nationals this Weekend in Rio: Sponsored

By Charlotte Markham, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Carioca Cricket Club (CCC) in Rio de Janeiro will host the 4th Granado National Championships at their grounds this weekend at the São Fernando Polo and Cricket Club near Itaguaí, on Saturday April 30th and Sunday May 1st. The event will be a family […]

Editorial: Brazil, a Modern Day Tragedy or Comedy?

Editorial: Brazil, a Modern Day Tragedy or Comedy?

Editorial, by Stone Korshak RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Watching Brazil in the last year reminds me of the slow, tragic, predictable and inevitable collapse of some child star’s younger sibling that has flown too close to the sun while the media watches every self-destructive step. Maybe that is a little harsh, but in the […]

Questions Continue After the Collapse of Rio’s Cycle Path

Questions Continue After the Collapse of Rio’s Cycle Path

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Disbelief and disappointment still abound in Rio de Janeiro as the city comes to terms with both a tragedy and an embarrassment. On Thursday, April 21st, only a few months after it was opened and four months before the 2016 Olympic Games, a section […]

Retail Sales in Rio de Janeiro Fall 6.1 Percent in March

Retail Sales in Rio de Janeiro Fall 6.1 Percent in March

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The retail sales in Rio de Janeiro fell 6.1 percent in March this year, compared to March 2015, according to the Sales Thermometer released yesterday (April 26th) by Centro de Estudos do Clube de Diretores Lojistas, or Shopkeepers Directors Club Study Centre – CDLRio. It […]

Santos Dumont Exhibiton Opens at Museum of Tomorrow

Santos Dumont Exhibiton Opens at Museum of Tomorrow

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Tuesday, April 26th the Museu do Amanhã (Museum of Tomorrow) opened the exhibition, “O Poeta Voador, Santos Dumont” (The Flying Poet, Santos Dumont). Remaining on display through Sunday, October 30th the exhibition explores and celebrates the life and works of Brazilian aviation pioneer […]

Supreme Court in Brazil Opens More Inquiries Against Cunha

Supreme Court in Brazil Opens More Inquiries Against Cunha

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As the mega-corruption investigation Operação Lava Jato (Operation Carwash) continues, yesterday the Brazil Supreme Court (STF) minister Teori Zavascki approved opening two inquiries against the president of the Chamber of Deputies, Eduardo Cunha (PMDB-RJ). The new charges were entered into court last week, citing crimes […]

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