High Prices Keep Storefronts Closed in Ipanema and Leblon

High Prices Keep Storefronts Closed in Ipanema and Leblon

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The staggering spike in real estate prices over the last five years is starting to cause more closed storefronts in the Zona Sul (South Zone) beach-side gems of Ipanema and Leblon. With many five-year commercial leases turning over and owners asking for huge rent increases, […]

Juana Molina Performs in Rio on November 21st and 22nd

Juana Molina Performs in Rio on November 21st and 22nd

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Friday, November 21st and Saturday, November 22nd, Argentinian electronic musician Juana Molina will take to Rio de Janeiro’s Oi Futuro Ipanema stage to perform as part of the ongoing 2014 Sonoridades Music Festival. Singing mostly in her native Spanish, Molina is a former […]

The “Palavra de Gringo” Book Launch Tonight in Ipanema

The “Palavra de Gringo” Book Launch Tonight in Ipanema

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Featuring original essays by ten foreign journalists about their experiences in Brazil, the book “Palavra de Gringo: um olhar estrangeiro sobre o Brasil” (Foreigner’s Word: the foreigner’s view of Brazil”) will launch tonight, Thursday, November 13th, at Livraria da Travassa in Ipanema. Aimed at […]

William Mandell, an American Illusionist in Rio de Janeiro

William Mandell, an American Illusionist in Rio de Janeiro

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Prompted by the 2008 American financial crisis to relocate from Los Angeles, California to Rio de Janeiro, and deciding once here to pursue professionally a life-long passion for magic, American Illusionist William Mandell has made a name for himself in the Cidade Maravilhosa. The […]

Halloween 2014 Celebrations in Rio de Janeiro

Halloween 2014 Celebrations in Rio de Janeiro

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – While Halloween celebrations in Brazil remain less elaborate than those in others locations around the world, Dia das Bruxas (Day of Witches), as the holiday is also known here, is gaining in popularity. With Halloween falling on a Friday this year, many venues, both […]

Halloween Movie Screenings Start at the Gringo Café

Halloween Movie Screenings Start at the Gringo Café

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In celebration of Halloween, the American diner and gathering point, Gringo Café in Ipanema will screen holiday-themed movies every night from Friday, October 24th through Saturday, November 1st as part of the premiere edition of the Gringo Halloween event series. “We are making the […]

For Rent: Buzios House on Ferradura

For Rent: Buzios House on Ferradura

Buzios house on Ferradura, Buzios’ most desirable location. Spectacularly beautiful house steps from the beach. 8 en suite bedrooms. Sleeps up to 16. Pool, views. Available for weekly rental in summer. Shorter stays off season. For more information and to inquire about availability and rates see www.buziosbrazilcasa.com or email.

For Sale: 3BR, R$1,380,000, Copacabana

For Sale: 3BR, R$1,380,000, Copacabana

ON SALE 3 Bedrooms apartment Copacabana close to Ipanema 3 bedrooms, 1 en suite, maid’s room with own bathroom, living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, all renovated, furnished nicely. Security, doorman 24 hr, possibility to rent a parking space. Square meters 130. Restaurants, shops, supermarkets, 5 mins walk the to beach of Ipanema and Arpoador. […]

Gunman Takes Hostage in Church in Ipanema: Daily

Gunman Takes Hostage in Church in Ipanema: Daily

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Parishioners at Nossa Senhora da Paz (Our Lady of Peace) Church in Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, were startled by an armed gunman who fled into the Catholic Church on Sunday during mass, taking a hostage. The gunman, who had just robbed a pharmacy two […]

Anima Mundi 2014 Returns to Rio July 25th – August 3rd: Daily

Anima Mundi 2014 Returns to Rio July 25th – August 3rd: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The competitive international animated film festival known as Anima Mundi returns to Rio de Janeiro today, Friday July 25th for its 22nd edition. Complete with screenings of both short and full-length animated features from national and international filmmakers, as well as, professional workshops, forums […]

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