Brazil’s 2014 Presidential Elections May See Second Round

Brazil’s 2014 Presidential Elections May See Second Round

By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — With her unconditional backing of former president Lula, some had suggested incumbent president Dilma Rousseff could win the 2014 election in the first round of the 2014 elections. However the announcement of Marina Silva as candidate for the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB), along with competition […]

Annual March in Rio Protests Racial Violence by Police

Annual March in Rio Protests Racial Violence by Police

By Chris Kudialis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Friday (August 22nd), hundreds of Rio’s citizens participated in the second annual Marcha InterNacional contra o Genocídio do Povo Negro (International March against Genocide of the Black Population) in Manguinhos. The protest involved emotional speeches petitioning for the end of racism-motivated Afro-Brazilian killings, and […]

Coach Dunga Names First Brazil Seleção Squad

Coach Dunga Names First Brazil Seleção Squad

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Dunga, the new coach of the Seleção Brasileira – the Brazilian national team – named his first squad since his reappointment last week as he prepares for his first games back in charge. Brazil take on fellow South Americans Colombia, on September 5th, at […]

Brazil Win FIVB Volleyball Grand Prix in Tokyo

Brazil Win FIVB Volleyball Grand Prix in Tokyo

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian female volleyball team overcame Japan 3-0 in Tokyo this past weekend to claim their tenth Grand Prix title. The Seleção finished the tournament with just one defeat in fourteen matches and have now set their sights on the world tournament in Italy […]

Iran-Rio Art Connection Exhibit Opens in September

Iran-Rio Art Connection Exhibit Opens in September

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Iran-Rio Art Connection will begin on September 1st, when four young contemporary Iranian artists; Shadi Ghadirian, Faranaz Jahanbin, Amin Aghaei and Ali Zanjani will start a month-long residency at the Largo Das Artes in Centro. During the month, there will be various events […]

Soulja Boy Tell Em Peforms in Rio August 27th

Soulja Boy Tell Em Peforms in Rio August 27th

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Wednesday, August 27th, American rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em, also known simply as Soulja Boy, will perform live at Lagoa’s Praia Club, marking his first ever performance in the city. Best known for his 2007 Grammy-nominated hit “Crank That (Soulja Boy),” Soulja Boy […]

Vista Chinesa, An Amazing Mountain Top View of Rio

Vista Chinesa, An Amazing Mountain Top View of Rio

By Teresa Geer, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Vista Chinesa is a charming little Chinese structure placed 380 meters high in Tijuca National Forest, one of the world’s largest urban forests, and offers one of the most impressive views in Rio. The lookout point provides visitors an inspiring scene which could almost transport […]

Discovering the Chico Mendes Ecological Reserve in Recreio

Discovering the Chico Mendes Ecological Reserve in Recreio

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One of the main environmentally protected areas of Rio de Janeiro, the Parque Natural Municipal Chico Mendes (PNMCM) located in the neighborhood of Recreio dos Bandeirantes of Zona Oeste (West Zone), celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary this June 2014. Founded in 1989, the park was created […]

Demolition of the Perimetral Highway in Centro Continues

Demolition of the Perimetral Highway in Centro Continues

By Kendall Clark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL- The Porto Maravilha (Marvelous Port) project is well underway with the final section of the elevated Perimetral highway, along Rua Rodrigues Alves, scheduled to be demolished in the coming weeks. The removal of last section of the 5.5km Perimetral highway has altered traffic routes in the […]

The Tour do Rio 2014 Races August 25th-31st

The Tour do Rio 2014 Races August 25th-31st

Chris Kudialis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The fifth-annual Tour do Rio cycling race started Monday (August 25th), with athletes from around the world competing in Latin America’s largest cycling event. Thirteen different teams, including seven Brazilian squads, will compete for qualification in the 2016 Olympics, as well as factor in cyclists’ individual […]

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