Cristo Wears German Colors Before World Cup Finals : Daily

Cristo Wears German Colors Before World Cup Finals : Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On the night of Saturday, July 12th, the eve of the 2014 FIFA World Cup final match between Germany and Argentina, the iconic Rio de Janeiro statue of Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) was lit in the German national colors of yellow and red. […]

Rio Sees Delays on Christ Statue Train, Vans: Daily

Rio Sees Delays on Christ Statue Train, Vans: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Tourists in Rio de Janeiro have experienced difficulties while visiting the iconic Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) this holiday season, as some waited in long lines in extreme heat for transport vans or for the Corcovado train, while others were left stranded when train […]

Cristo Open 24-Hours During WYD in Rio

Cristo Open 24-Hours During WYD in Rio

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Perhaps the most famous landmark in Rio, the Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue, will be open 24-hours during the World Youth Day (WYD) week from July 23rd-28th, after a trial period of night-time hours which started in May. There is also a new system […]

Cristo Opens at Night for First Time: Daily

Cristo Opens at Night for First Time: Daily

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For the first time ever, the public is able to visit one of Rio’s most iconic landmarks, the Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue, after sunset. Initially opened on May 30th-June 1st and on June 13-15th from 6PM to 9PM, it is a test run […]

Rio Police Operations to Secure Cristo

Rio Police Operations to Secure Cristo

By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With the FIFA Confederations Cup and World Youth Day (WYD 2013) set to arrive in Rio, the city has seen pacification operations in favelas at the base of Corcovado Mountain. Rio’s 33rd Police Pacification Unit (UPP) will establish a permanent presence in the area and […]

A Visit to Christ the Redeemer in Rio

A Visit to Christ the Redeemer in Rio

By Lacy Edney and Ségolène Poirier, Contributing Reporters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer), at an impressive 98 feet high and more than 2,326 feet above sea level, is one of Rio’s – and the world’s – greatest attractions. Standing next to the awesome Christ statue atop Rio’s Corcovado Mountain, gazing […]