Series of Olympic Test Events to Start This Weekend in Rio

Series of Olympic Test Events to Start This Weekend in Rio

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With almost exactly one year to go until the 2016 Olympic Games start in Rio de Janeiro on August 5, 2016, several disciplines begin to hold test events in the city to check out the sporting venues. The series of events starts this weekend […]

Controversy Over Olympic Waters Continues in Rio With New Data

Controversy Over Olympic Waters Continues in Rio With New Data

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The controversy over the pollution of the sea and lagoon in Rio de Janeiro, which host several water sports competitions at the 2016 Olympic Games, continues with new data collected by Associated Press. The samples taken in the new test show heavy pollution of […]

Rio MIS Museum in Copacabana Seventy Percent Complete

Rio MIS Museum in Copacabana Seventy Percent Complete

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – According to a government report the long awaited Museum of Image and Sound (MIS) that will face Copacabana Beach has reached seventy percent completion. The plan to relocate the museum was first conceived over seven years ago after Brazil was named as the 2014 World […]

New Hiking Trail Opened in Rio’s Pavão-Pavãozinho Community

New Hiking Trail Opened in Rio’s Pavão-Pavãozinho Community

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The favela communities of Cantagalo and Pavão-Pavãozinho have restored a hiking trail along their hills in order to boost ecotourism in the communities. The peak of the trail lies on 200 meters and offers a great view over the city including Ipanema and Copacabana […]

Peaceful Protest in Rio Took Over Copacabana Beach

Peaceful Protest in Rio Took Over Copacabana Beach

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In Rio de Janeiro around 15,000 people protested against the government of President Dilma Rousseff and the recent money laundering scandal on Copacabana beach. The peaceful protest took up both lanes of the beach road Avenida Atlântica and was later in the day continued in […]

What R$5,000 Rents in Rio de Janeiro in 2015

What R$5,000 Rents in Rio de Janeiro in 2015

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Even though the market is currently cooling down and rents are mostly increasing below inflation, real estate in Rio de Janeiro is quite expensive. Yet, a budget of R$5,000 (before condo fees and taxes) can already get you two to three bedrooms in the city’s […]

The Best of U.S. and Brazilian Beach Volleyball at Copacabana

The Best of U.S. and Brazilian Beach Volleyball at Copacabana

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The best players from beach volleyball leading nations Brazil and the U.S. will show off their skills at Copacabana beach starting on Thursday, February 26th until Sunday, March 1st. All matches are open to the public and free of charge. The tournament titled as “The […]

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 […]

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