Editorial: What to do in Rio de Janeiro Now?

Editorial: What to do in Rio de Janeiro Now?

Editorial, by Stone Korshak RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – When I first traveled to Rio de Janeiro in 2002, it was my next ‘adventure travel’ trip after Cuba – which was basically illegal to go to as a U.S. citizen then. I note that only to point out how exotic a location it was to […]

Editorial: Brazil, a Modern Day Tragedy or Comedy?

Editorial: Brazil, a Modern Day Tragedy or Comedy?

Editorial, by Stone Korshak RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Watching Brazil in the last year reminds me of the slow, tragic, predictable and inevitable collapse of some child star’s younger sibling that has flown too close to the sun while the media watches every self-destructive step. Maybe that is a little harsh, but in the […]

Editorial: To Work and Survive in Rio de Janeiro

Editorial: To Work and Survive in Rio de Janeiro

Editorial, by Stone Korshak RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After being here over six years I’ve seen a lot of people (foreigners) come and go from the Cidade Maravilhosa. Almost everyone is spell-bound when they arrive, immediately in love with the rich tropical setting of geography, culture and excitement of a exotic unfamiliar environment. Then […]

Editorial: The Story Behind the Paywall and The Rio Times

Editorial: The Story Behind the Paywall and The Rio Times

Editorial, by Stone Korshak RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Many of our regular heavy readers may have noticed something new on The Rio Times web site, which started as a “soft launch” earlier this month. After reading more than three articles per week we are charging a small subscription fee of US$5 per month (or […]

Editorial: The Learning Process

Editorial: The Learning Process

Editorial, by Stone Korshak RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As humanity constantly evolves, it passes through events and modifies behaviors, or the expectations of the events, in an effort to maximize results towards a better future. This is the learning process, and now that the World Cup is over, it’s time to review what happened […]

Editorial: It’s Unbelievable

Editorial: It’s Unbelievable

Editorial, by Stone Korshak RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Unbelievable, how can Brazil get absolutely devastated by the Germans 7-1 in front of a home team crowd in the World Cup semi-finals? Granted, I’ve only watched a handful of soccer (just kidding futbol) games, but it was like nothing I’d ever seen, being used to […]

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