Tips for Finding Vacation Rentals in Rio: Sponsored

Tips for Finding Vacation Rentals in Rio: Sponsored

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After five years of a booming double-digit growth the real estate market in Rio de Janeiro is finally cooling off, but those looking for holiday vacation rentals may not see much change yet, especially around New Year’s Eve and Carnival. The factor that should make […]

Carnival 2014 Champions Parade at the Sambódromo

Carnival 2014 Champions Parade at the Sambódromo

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Victory was awarded once again by the team of Carnival judges to Unidos da Tijuca as the 2014 Carnival Champions, announced Wednesday, March 4th. The samba school, along with runners up, Salgueiro, Portela, União da Ilha, Imperatriz and Grande Rio returned to the Sambódromo to […]

Comlurb President Says Sticking to its Crisis Manual: Daily

Comlurb President Says Sticking to its Crisis Manual: Daily

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — The President of Comlurb, Vinicius Roriz, said in an interview with O Globo Thursday afternoon that the company is referring back to its “crisis manual” to accelerate the emergency garbage collection in areas most affected by the street sweeper strike during Carnival. Roriz said that […]

Rio Trash Workers Stay on Strike Through Carnival

Rio Trash Workers Stay on Strike Through Carnival

By Benjamin Parkin, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Trash piled up throughout Rio de Janeiro this Carnival, as street sweepers from Comlurb (Municipal Urban Cleaning Company) went on strike. The strike was declared illegal on Saturday by the Justiça do Trabalho (Labor Court), and the street sweepers’ union, the Union of Employees of […]

Businesses in Rio Experience Slower Carnival in 2014

Businesses in Rio Experience Slower Carnival in 2014

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Known internationally as the cultural expression of the Brazilian people, the Carnival of Rio de Janeiro also became a major source of business for the city. The period between the New Year celebrations and Carnival is considered the high season that local businesses count on, […]

Trash Fills Rio’s Streets as Strike Continues: Daily

Trash Fills Rio’s Streets as Strike Continues: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – While Carnival celebrations continue throughout the city, trash generated by the multitude of partygoers is piling up in areas of Rio due to a street sweeper strike. Problems began on the morning of Saturday, March 1st when sweet sweepers from the city’s Municipal Urban […]

Carnival 2014 Blocos for Saturday, March 1st: Daily

Carnival 2014 Blocos for Saturday, March 1st: Daily

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — The Cidade Maravilhosa is in high energy today with the bulk of the authorized blocos happening today. The highlight event is the Cordão da Bola Preta, which will take place on Avenida Rio Branco in Centro at 9AM and will commemorate 96 years of parading. […]

Lei Seca Increases Action Across Rio for Carnival

Lei Seca Increases Action Across Rio for Carnival

By Benjamin Parkin, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Operação Lei Seca (Operation Dry Law) is stepping up its activities to prevent drunk driving during Carnival this year. Throughout the state of Rio de Janeiro 250 agents will be working daily, in both preventive acts and inspections such as blitzes, where police divert traffic […]

Rio’s Sambódromo’s 30th Anniversary: Daily

Rio’s Sambódromo’s 30th Anniversary: Daily

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — All are welcome to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the historic Marquês de Sapucaí or Sambódromo, Rio de Janeiro’s temple of samba, tomorrow, Sunday, February 24th at 7PM. Admission is free and partygoers are sure to experience a beautiful commemorative and religious procession by religious […]

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