More Perimetral Highway to be Demolished in Rio: Daily

More Perimetral Highway to be Demolished in Rio: Daily

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — With many people heading out of town this weekend for the extended Easter holiday, the city of Rio will continue to work on its renovation of the Port Zone area of Centro with more demolition of the Perimetral elevated highway. Along with the effort, Rio […]

Brazil Increases Rio 2016 Olympic Budget: Daily

Brazil Increases Rio 2016 Olympic Budget: Daily

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Officials in Brazil have revealed that the infrastructure budget for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016 will be R$24.1 billion (US$10.76 billion). The figure is a lot more than first expected but is being viewed as a statement of intent to prepare the city, […]

Federal Police Threaten Strike During World Cup

Federal Police Threaten Strike During World Cup

By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – Federal police in Brazil staged a protest on Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana beach on Sunday, April 13th, calling for better working conditions, higher wages and restructuring of their career paths. The group vows to strike during this year’s FIFA World Cup tournament, which will […]

Protests After Eviction of Occupants from Oi Favela

Protests After Eviction of Occupants from Oi Favela

By Benjamin Parkin, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Former residents of the recently occupied area known as Favela da Telerj, or Oi Favela, continued protesting their eviction from the site last Friday. Around three hundred people have been camped outside Rio de Janeiro City Hall in Cidade Nova, Zona Norte (North Zone), demanding […]

Mobile Apps Ready for the World Cup in Brazil

Mobile Apps Ready for the World Cup in Brazil

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — The price of smartphones in Brazil is high, especially for the country’s socioeconomic environment, however the burgeoning middle class are becoming increasingly avid consumers. Mobile broadband accounts for 42 percent of all broadband access in Brazil with 3G service, and for these smartphones and tablets […]

Historic BPE Library Reopens in Centro Rio

Historic BPE Library Reopens in Centro Rio

By William Jones and Claire Rivé, Contributing Reporters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Biblioteca Parque Estadual do Rio (BPE, Library State Park of Rio), which reopened on March 29th after four years of renovation does its part for doing away with any outdated perceptions one might have of traditional dusty libraries. Offering the public […]

Opinion: The Curmudgeon on Housing

Opinion: The Curmudgeon on Housing

Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The “Telerj Favela” has now come and gone. Rising in early April in the leafy grounds surrounding an abandoned building in Engenho Novo (a neighborhood in Rio’s near north side) the hydra-headed monster threw out hundreds of tentacles, enticing some 5,000 souls to abandon their dwellings […]

For Rent: 2BR, June 23 – July 17, Copacabana for World Cup Final

For Rent: 2BR, June 23 – July 17, Copacabana for World Cup Final

Rent a apartment for the World Cup final (June 23 till July 17) in Copacabana Beach. 2 bedrooms , living room, American kitchen one and 1/2 bathroom, laundry area. About 90 Mt2 wifi, flat scream, AC , cable , very well furnished, Bose deck, nespresso machine and Apple TV. two blocks away from the subway […]

For Sale: Unique Villa, R$2.4MM, Boipeba Island, Bahia

For Sale: Unique Villa, R$2.4MM, Boipeba Island, Bahia

This unique property has been recently chosen by The Times as one of the 20 Best Villas in the World for Winter Sun! This property is currently a private residence, but can be transformed into a designer boutique hotel as there is a planning permission for a further 200m².The Villa has 500m² (5,500sq ft), four […]

For Rent: 1BR, Furnished, Copacabana

For Rent: 1BR, Furnished, Copacabana

Well located apartment in Copacabana. Available for the World Cup and upcoming months. Nice and cozy apartment located in the main avenue of Copacabana. Five minutes walking from the beach and the subway. Surrounded by supermarkets, restaurants, drugstores and a huge commercial center. It’s a furnished one bedroom, 39m², a bathroom, a living room, a […]

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