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By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – At more than 450 years old, the city Rio de Janeiro has a lot of stories to offer history enthusiasts. Like any city with a long history, however, Rio also...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Monday, February 13th, Rio City Hall announced that the VLT's (Light Rail Vehicle) new line, which connects Saara to Praça XV, will remain free until an unspecified date. Originally,...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On September 9th, the vice mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Adilson Pires and Paris's deputy mayor for sports and tourism, Jean-François Martins officially inaugurated a monument in ...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The exhibition, O Paço, a praça e o morro (The palace, the square and the hill) opened on Friday, June 24th at the Paço Imperial in Centro. Remaining on...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Carnival street parties known as blocos are back in Rio this weekend with the Abertura não oficial do Carnaval do Rio de Janeiro (the unofficial opening of Rio...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Expected to integrate and reinvigorate both Rio de Janeiro's Centro region and the Região Portuária (Port Zone), work on the Veículo Leve sobre Trilhos (the Light Vehicle on Tracks)...
By Claire Rivé, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For many Rio residents, Centro is primarily a place to do business and during the rush of an everyday commute it's easy to pass by some of the historical landmarks...
By Andrew Willis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Both neighborhood locals and the staff of the Museum of Image and Sound (MIS) are keenly awaiting the cultural institution’s move to Copacabana, but construction setbacks and rising project costs...
By Nathan M. Walters, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last week, a handful of Rio’s breathtaking natural "Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea" were awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO.  Rio’s downtown, although not...
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