Fourth Edition of BiciRio 2014 Ends Today: Daily

Fourth Edition of BiciRio 2014 Ends Today: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The BiciRio – Fórum Internacional da Mobilidade por Bicicleta – (International Forum of Mobility by Bike) event returned to Rio Janeiro on September 21st for its fourth edition to again promote sustainability through the use of bicycles as primary modes of transportation. This event […]

Rousseff Increases Lead in Presidential Elections: Daily

Rousseff Increases Lead in Presidential Elections: Daily

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The latest Datafolha Institute poll, shows President Dilma Rousseff with a wider lead over second-placed candidate Marina Silva, less than two weeks before the October 5th Presidential elections in Brazil. The poll released on Friday shows President Rousseff of the PT (Workers Party) with 37 […]

Rio Police Arrests 26 in Complexo do Alemão: Daily

Rio Police Arrests 26 in Complexo do Alemão: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Thursday, September 18th, Rio Civil Police apprehended 26 members of an alleged drug gang said to be responsible for vandalism of several buses and the death of six Military Police officers including, the Captain of the Nova Brasília Pacifying Police Unit (UPP), Uanderson […]

Petrobras Executive Refuses to Testify Before Congress: Daily

Petrobras Executive Refuses to Testify Before Congress: Daily

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Former Petrobras director, Paulo Roberto Costa, sat for almost three hours in front of a Congressional Committee created to investigate corruption allegations within the state-controlled petroleum giant and said nothing. “I have nothing to declare,” said Costa over eighteen times to Senators and Chamber Representatives […]

Ficha Limpa Law Forces Candidates to Withdraw

Ficha Limpa Law Forces Candidates to Withdraw

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With less than three weeks to go before general elections in Brazil, gubernatorial candidates of three states announced they would withdraw their names from the ballots: a direct result of the Ficha Limpa law (Clean Record Law), say analysts. During the weekend, in a 24-hour […]

Race Tightens for Rio de Janeiro State Governor

Race Tightens for Rio de Janeiro State Governor

By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The 2014 elections will take place on October 5th, and will see the election the next Governor of the State of Rio de Janeiro as well. There are seven candidates jostling for the position with Luiz Fernando Pezão and Anthony Garotinho currently neck-and-neck at 25 percent […]

Wind Power to Increase as Energy Player in Brazil

Wind Power to Increase as Energy Player in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Due to the surge in industrial activity in the last few decades, Brazil has began to worry about its current energy sources and has started to invest in new, complementary sources to meet its energy needs. One of the most promising sectors, wind power, is […]

Ginastica Natural, Carioca Exercise to Move the World

Ginastica Natural, Carioca Exercise to Move the World

By Teresa Geer, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANIERO, BRAZIL – Using revolutionary natural movement techniques, Ginastica Natural is inspired by practices such as capoeira, Brazilian jui-jitsu and yoga. This style of fitness training was invented by Alvaro Romano who created workout techniques to strengthen and tone all areas of the body using nothing but natural […]

Three Shows to See This Week in Rio de Janeiro

Three Shows to See This Week in Rio de Janeiro

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Three international acts; Michael Bublé, Farnaz Jahanbin and Teenage Bottlerocket, will perform live in Rio between Wednesday, September 17th and Sunday, September 21st and their concerts will bring a variety of music to the Cidade Maravilhosa this week, including everything from big-band crooning to […]

Première Brasil Selections for Festival do Rio 2014

Première Brasil Selections for Festival do Rio 2014

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The selections for Première Brasil, the competitive section the Festival do Rio 2014, the Rio International Film Festival, feature some of the brightest stars and most noteworthy productions from the growing Brazilian film industry. With films ranging from a dramatic western, “El Ardor,” set […]

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