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By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Even though the last increase in bus fares had triggered mass protests around the country and had to be postponed from June 2013 to February 2014, Rio’s Prefeitura (city government)...
By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — It was decided in the late afternoon on Sunday, May 11th that the Metro subway construction of Linha 4 (Line 4) will be suspended in Ipanema until the cause of...
By Mary Bolling Blackiston, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Prefeitura do Rio (Rio town hall) held a meeting last Friday (May 2nd) at Centro de Operações in Centro, to promote the "Procedures Manual" of the World Cup....
By Benjamin Parkin, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Former residents of the recently occupied area known as Favela da Telerj, or Oi Favela, continued protesting their eviction from the site last Friday. Around three hundred people have...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The civil investigation into what caused the deadly blaze at the Kiss nightclub in Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul in January this year, has been reopened by that state's...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Rock in Rio 2013 mega-music festival is taking place in Rio from September 13th to 22nd, and again is using its popularity to raise awareness about social and environmental...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Dropping an empty soda can on the busy streets of Copacabana could earn you a pricey R$157 fine this year, as Rio de Janeiro will begin to issue fines...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Mayor of Rio Eduardo Paes issued a decree banning public transport vans from operating in most of the city’s Zona Sul (South Zone) yesterday. This comes as the final...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On March 15th, the city of Rio de Janeiro delivered sixteen eco-friendly apartments to residents of hillside favela communities of Babilônia and Chapéu Mangueira behind the neighborhood of Leme....
By Stephen Eisenhammer, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For decades, restaurants and bars spread seemingly unchecked into street-side space, forming an important part of Rio’s cityscape and a vital revenue stream for their owners. But it now looks...
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