Best Places in Rio de Janeiro for Live Music 2016

Best Places in Rio de Janeiro for Live Music 2016

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – While there will be many official and special shows/concerts during the upcoming Rio de Janeiro Olympics, visitors and locals can find performances of live music from multiple genres in many venues throughout the city every night of the week. The following is list of […]

Brazil Arrests Ten for Terrorist Plan During Olympics

Brazil Arrests Ten for Terrorist Plan During Olympics

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Fifteen days to go before the start of the 2016 Olympics, ten men were arrested on Thursday, suspected of planning terrorist attacks in Rio de Janeiro during the Games. According to authorities all the men are Brazilians. Brazil’s Justice Minister, Alexandre de Moraes, said the […]

IMF Calls for Brazil to Reform and Increase Taxes

IMF Calls for Brazil to Reform and Increase Taxes

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Although more optimistic about Brazilian GDP growth, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) recommended on Thursday that the Brazilian government increase taxes to seek to balance its public accounts. According to a document released by the entity, the country should not only decrease expenditures but increase […]

Best Clubs and Parties in Rio de Janeiro for 2016

Best Clubs and Parties in Rio de Janeiro for 2016

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – While there will be several temporary and pop-up parties during the upcoming Rio de Janeiro Olympics, there will be numerous other parties and events in well known and loved venues throughout the city. The following is list of some of the best clubs and […]

Rio’s Galeão Airport Renovations Complete in Time for Olympics

Rio’s Galeão Airport Renovations Complete in Time for Olympics

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – To ensure that the half a million visitors about to land in Rio for the 2016 Olympic Games have a positive first impression of the Cidade Maravilhosa, Rio’s Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport, known simply as Galeão, has recently undergone a R$2 billion infrastructure transformation […]

Brazilian Anti-Doping Lab is Reinstated for 2016 Olympics

Brazilian Anti-Doping Lab is Reinstated for 2016 Olympics

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced on Wednesday, July 20th, that, it was lifting the accreditation suspension of the Brazilian Doping Control Laboratory (LBCD), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This reinstatement now allows the Rio lab to conduct anti-doping analysis of athletes’ urine and blood […]

Rio Residents Boost Income by Renting Rooms During Olympics

Rio Residents Boost Income by Renting Rooms During Olympics

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Trying to generate a little extra income during the 2016 Rio Olympics and Paralympics, Rio residents are renting rooms and entire apartments for visitors in August and September. According to Airbnb, an official partner of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), tens of thousands of listings […]

Latin American Film Festival of São Paulo Runs until July 27th

Latin American Film Festival of São Paulo Runs until July 27th

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The eleventh edition of the Latin American Film Festival of São Paulo highlights the growing presence of women in regional film production and honors the São Paulo filmmaker Anna Muylaert. The festival opened yesterday (July 20th) and runs until July 27th, showing 118 films from thirteen […]

Ten Athletes to Watch at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

Ten Athletes to Watch at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The 2016 Rio Olympics features no shortage of star power, with Michael Phelps, Usain Bolt, and Neymar set to take center stage. But, among the ten thousand athletes in this year’s Games, there are those who, though not quite household names, bring to the 2016 […]

Court in Brazil Orders Block of WhatsApp, Again

Court in Brazil Orders Block of WhatsApp, Again

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – For the third time in less than a year, the popular online messaging service, WhatsApp, was shutdown in Brazil by a Rio de Janeiro judge on Tuesday (July 19th), leaving millions of users unable to communicate through the mobile app. The decision was overturned by […]

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