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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – From Wednesday, July 18th to Thursday, September 6th, the ‘Espaço Cultural BNDES’ (Cultural Space BNDES) will be exhibiting ‘Passo a Compasso,’ (step by step) a tribute to the 60th anniversary...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For most foreigners, cachaça is the primary ingredient in that most quintessential Brazilian cocktail, the caipirinha. For many Brazilians it is often underrated as a cheap spirit, mixed with coke...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the Central-Southern region of Rio's state lies the town of Miguel Pereira, only two hours away from the capital. Possessing a peaceful countryside atmosphere, Miguel Pereira, part of Rio's...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Located in the countryside of Rio state, Conservatória is one of those places that takes you back to the past, known for its country town feel and coffee farms dating as...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Central Bank (BC) announced on Wednesday it was lowering the country’s benchmark interest rate (Selic) for the eleventh consecutive time, by 0.25 percentage point, from 7 percent to 6.75...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – At one point Rio’s countryside played a major role in Brazil’s economy, and Vassouras is the best example for that: the so-called “Barons’ city” used to be one of the...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the center of Rio’s bustling nightlife area, the neon-lit Lapa, painted sugar canes criss-cross over the shutters the newly-opened bar and cultural centre, Cachaça Social Club. Just a few...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Coming into existence when the bones of more than 15,000 slaves were discovered underneath a house in Rio’s port zone, the Instituto Pretos Novos (IPN) is Rio’s free slavery museum....
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Located just across Guanabara Bay, off the Niterói Bridge in São Gonçalo, is a historic site called Ilha das Flores (Island of Flowers) which is the location of Rio’s Immigration...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With less than one month before the start of one of the most anticipated international events in the world, last week, Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes and other officials...
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