Star Architect Zaha Hadid Plans Building in Copacabana

Star Architect Zaha Hadid Plans Building in Copacabana

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio de Janeiro is about to gain another architectural attraction as renowned Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid has revealed plans for her first building in South America to be set overlooking Copacabana beach. The spinal column-like eleven-story luxury apartment complex will start construction in early 2015. […]

New Year’s Eve to Have 33% More Police in Copacabana

New Year’s Eve to Have 33% More Police in Copacabana

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This year the security for New Year’s Eve celebrations around the state of Rio de Janeiro will be increased 25 percent according to authorities, and the famous Réveillion event on Copacabana Beach will have 33 percent more military police. In total there will be 15,441 […]

Rio Prepares Line-up for New Year’s Eve 2015 in Copacabana

Rio Prepares Line-up for New Year’s Eve 2015 in Copacabana

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Once again as New Year’s Eve (Ano Novo in Portuguese) approaches, Rio de Janeiro prepares a spectacular celebration on the famed Copacabana Beach set to draw over two million people. According to organizers,the city is providing sixteen minutes of fireworks, synchronized with the soundtrack and […]

Stand-Up Comedy in Rio in English Opens Tonight

Stand-Up Comedy in Rio in English Opens Tonight

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After Mic Aberto (Open Mic), a successful series of open-mic comedy shows in Portuguese held in Rio de Janeiro, Kim Levone’s production company Improbable Comedy is back, continuing a successful run of stand-up shows, this time in English and with Finnish comedian Harri Soinila. […]

Rio de Janeiro Hosts TEDGlobal 2014 Conference

Rio de Janeiro Hosts TEDGlobal 2014 Conference

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The 2014 TEDGlobal Conference began in Rio de Janeiro at the Beach Theater in Copacabana on Monday, October 6th and will continue through Friday, October 10th. With the theme “South!” this is the first time that any South American city has hosted the international […]

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 […]

For Sale: Small Farm in Búzios, US$350K

For Sale: Small Farm in Búzios, US$350K

Small farm for sale, which has 7.6 hectares and is close to the beach. The property consists of a main house and two guest apartments. It is located in Cabo Frio, Búzios area at Praia Rasa. The farm is surrounded by green and has bananas, mangos, avocados, oranges any many more. It has good fertile […]

For Sale: 3BR, R$1,380,000, Copacabana

For Sale: 3BR, R$1,380,000, Copacabana

ON SALE 3 Bedrooms apartment Copacabana close to Ipanema 3 bedrooms, 1 en suite, maid’s room with own bathroom, living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, all renovated, furnished nicely. Security, doorman 24 hr, possibility to rent a parking space. Square meters 130. Restaurants, shops, supermarkets, 5 mins walk the to beach of Ipanema and Arpoador. […]

Rio Infrastructure Races Forward to Meet 2016 Games

Rio Infrastructure Races Forward to Meet 2016 Games

By Chris Kudialis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Less than two years away from the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, construction continues across the city and its four main competition areas. According to Rio’s Olympic organizing committee (IOC), nearly 55 percent of Olympic-related construction is now complete, across four main zones and connected […]

Marcha das Vadias 2014 SlutWalk in Rio: Daily

Marcha das Vadias 2014 SlutWalk in Rio: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Saturday, August 9th, approximately four hundred people gathered in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro for this year’s Marcha das Vadias, the Brazilian version of SlutWalk, a march in defense of women’s rights. Beginning at around 1PM the group, consisting of both women and men, […]

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