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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Last night, Wednesday, November 26th, over twenty thousand supporters came to Arcos da Lapa (Lapa Arches) in Rio’s Centro neighborhood, to cheer on Rio mayoral candidate Marcelo Freixo in his...
Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANERIO, BRAZIL – Because the Olympics and Paralympics have dominated news from Rio de Janeiro, It may have escaped the attention of those readers of The Rio Times who don’t live here, but Brazil...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – An estimated 200,000 people have taken to the streets of Rio in a mass protest demanding Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff veto a bill which would change how oil royalties...
By Andrew Willis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Recently re-elected city mayor Eduardo Paes has pledged to crack down on "mafia" groups that profit illegally off Rio’s vans. Paes announced last week that senior police official Cláudio Ferraz,...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Nine state capital cities in Brazil have now elected their mayors in the first round of Brazil’s nationwide municipal elections. For the rest, where candidates failed to reach the...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Some 140 million Brazilians are heading to the polls on Sunday in nationwide municipal elections to vote for their local vereador (councilor) and prefeito (mayor). Polling stations will be...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes yesterday received the Olympic flag at the 2012 London games’ closing ceremony, in a symbolic gesture that signifies the beginning of the four-year run-up to...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Eduardo Paes appears to be heading for re-election as Rio Mayor after an opinion poll published on Saturday gave him a 54-percent share of the vote. The Datafolha poll,...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Members of a newly-formed victims' association for those killed in last week’s multiple building collapse in downtown Rio, which claimed the lives of at least seventeen people, have announced...
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