Big Four and Madureira on Top in Campeonato Carioca

Big Four and Madureira on Top in Campeonato Carioca

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After eleven matches of the first phase of the Campeonato Carioca (before the semifinal and final rounds) Rio’s big four, Flamengo, Fluminense, Botafogo and Vasco top the table together with underdog Madureira, a Brasileirão Série C (third league) club. Botafogo is the current leader of […]

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 […]

Campeonato Carioca to Kickoff this Weekend in Rio

Campeonato Carioca to Kickoff this Weekend in Rio

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After about a month-long hiatus from club football (soccer), the ball is rolling again this weekend, in the 110th edition of the Rio state championship, the Campeonato Carioca. In this pre-Brasileirão tournament Rio’s top four teams compete with the smaller ones in Rio state for […]

New Year’s Eve 2015 Celebrations Around Rio de Janeiro

New Year’s Eve 2015 Celebrations Around Rio de Janeiro

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – While the famous Réveillion celebrations are expected to draw millions of partygoers to the Copacabana shoreline on New Year’s Eve, many additional celebrations in and around Rio will help the city ring in 2015 in style. First, for a different view of the Copacabana […]

Mediocre Results for Carioca Clubs in the 2014 Brasileirão

Mediocre Results for Carioca Clubs in the 2014 Brasileirão

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Carioca clubs in the Serie A, Fluminense, Flamengo and Botafogo, didn’t fare too well in the 2014 Brasileirão championship. Fluminense and Flamengo finished the season in the middle of the table without either qualifying for the Libertadores and Botafogo were even relegated and will […]

Real Estate Price Growth Below Inflation in Five Neighborhoods

Real Estate Price Growth Below Inflation in Five Neighborhoods

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The increase in real estate rates over the last twelve months has been below inflation in five neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro, showing a decrease in real prices. Real estate prices in general have been stagnating dismissing the long held speculations about a real estate […]

Botafogo Relegated to the Brasileirão’s Serie B

Botafogo Relegated to the Brasileirão’s Serie B

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With their sixth successive defeat and 22nd in total after 37 games Botafogo has been relegated to Brazil’s second division Serie B for next season. The Glorioso lost 0x2 against Santos after a brace by former Seleção (Brazil national team) striker Leandro Damião and sealed […]

Cruzeiro Win the 2014 Brasileirão Championship

Cruzeiro Win the 2014 Brasileirão Championship

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Two rounds before the end of the 2014 Brasileirão Cruzeiro was crowned champion after a 2×1 win over Goiás in the Mineirão stadium. It is the second title in a row for the club from Belo Horizonte and the fourth in total. Goals were scored […]

Cruzeiro Three Points Away from Title, While Carioca Clubs Lose

Cruzeiro Three Points Away from Title, While Carioca Clubs Lose

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This weekend, in the 36th round of the Brasileirão, Belo Horizonte outfit Cruzeiro could grab their second Serie A title in a row. The team from Minas Gerais won 2×1 against Grêmio yesterday (Thursday, November 20th) and tops the table with a seven point lead, […]

Flu Push Fogo Deeper Into Brasileirão Relegation Zone

Flu Push Fogo Deeper Into Brasileirão Relegation Zone

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the 34th round of the Brasileirão championship, Fluminense beat fellow Carioca club Botafogo 1×0 in the clássico at Maracanã on Saturday night. With this win, the G-4 remain in a three point distance for the Tricolor, while Botafogo was lucky that fellow relegation zone […]

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