Court Suspends Renaming of Copacabana Palace: Daily

Court Suspends Renaming of Copacabana Palace: Daily

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The 9th Court of Public Finance has just granted an injunction preventing any change in the name of The Copacabana Palace Hotel in Rio de Janeiro. Orient Express group, owners of the hotel, aim to change the name of the hotel to align with its […]

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, […]

DJ Eelke Kleijn at the Rio Music Conference

DJ Eelke Kleijn at the Rio Music Conference

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Dutch DJ/producer/electronic composer Eelke Kleijn returns to Brazil on Saturday, February 22nd to play at Copacabana’s new club, Cave. Best known for his electronic dance music [EDM], Kleijn joins this year’s Rio Music Conference (RMC) as part of the event’s club week. With almost […]

Rio Carnival to Feature More Toilets in 2014: Daily

Rio Carnival to Feature More Toilets in 2014: Daily

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Representatives from The Dream Factory, Antarctica and Riotur, organizers of the world famous week-long street Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, announced that there will be increased availability of public toilets for partygoers on the streets of the city during the event. Organizer promise this year’s […]

MECAPresent Rio 2014 Indie Music Festival

MECAPresent Rio 2014 Indie Music Festival

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Friendly Fires, Charli XCX, Savoir Adore, and Klangkarussell will play at Copacabana’s popular new underground club, Cave, on Wednesday, January 29th, as part of MECAPresent Rio Music Festival. This is the first year that the Maquiné, Rio Grande do Sul based Meca Festvial will […]

Rio to Bring in New Year with a Big Kiss: Daily

Rio to Bring in New Year with a Big Kiss: Daily

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Mayor Eduardo Paes visited the main stage of the New Year’s Eve celebrations in front of the famous Copacabana Hotel on Monday, and said that the highlight of the celebrations will be the sixteen minutes of fireworks, during which, at a surprise moment, the expected […]

More Than 7,000 Police in Rio for New Year’s Eve: Daily

More Than 7,000 Police in Rio for New Year’s Eve: Daily

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Policing is set to be reinforced during the New Year’s Eve celebrations in Rio de Janeiro to ensure the safety of millions of revelers across the city. 7,691 military police are set to be deployed with 1,522 of these stationed in Copacabana, where some of […]

Holiday Guide for a Day at the Beach in Rio

Holiday Guide for a Day at the Beach in Rio

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Forget cozying up by the fire or watching the snow fall for the holiday season, here in Rio residents and travelers alike are more likely to spend time at some of the most attractive and renowned beaches in the world. For those passing though, there […]

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