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By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Located in the central-northern part of Rio's State, Nova Friburgo makes one feel in Europe without leaving Brazil. Only two and a half hours away from Rio, the 'Brazilian Switzerland'...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Since Monday, September 25th, France’s Alliance Française, Germany’s Goethe-Institut, Spain’s Instituto Cervantes, Italy’s Istituto Italiano di Cultura, England’s Cultura Inglesa, the Danish Cultural Institute and the Beneficent Polish Society are...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - Continued financial turmoil in Europe is likely to diminish numbers of foreign visitors to Rio during Carnival this year, experts predict, but increased domestic tourism will likely more than compensate for...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Six of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's overseas trips in 2013 have already been announced and appear to show greater attention to Africa and the BRICS group of emerging nations. As...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian government is looking to change the way its immigration policy is oriented towards highly-skilled foreign professionals wanting to work in the country. Some commentators say that Brazil...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – President Dilma Rousseff has called the recent G20 Summit in France a “relative success.” At a press conference in Cannes, she said, “It hasn’t been a complete...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Yesterday it was confirmed that State Deputy Marcelo Freixo (PSOL) and his family had fled to Europe after receiving seven separate death threats in the past month....
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