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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A Rio de Janeiro audit court has ordered the state’s finance secretary to withhold more than R$198.5 million owed to construction companies due to irregularities found in an audit for...
By Mary Bolling Blackiston and Jay Forte, Contributing Reporters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Tucked high in Santa Teresa is a colonial estate renovated and under continued metamorphosis into the modern and chic Rio180º Boutique Hotel. French owner Jean-Christophe...
By Leo Byrne, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the London Olympics over, it is now Rio’s time in the global limelight, and much of the focus will be on the famous Copacabana, elected as one of four...
By Fiona Hurrell, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Copacabana Palace Hotel has remained one of Rio’s most iconic landmarks ever since it first opened its doors in 1923. Presiding over an era of decadence and glamor,...
By Nathan M. Walters, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Gamboa, the historic neighborhood in Rio's harbor district, is being hailed as the "New Lapa."  All but abandoned for the past decades, the area is now slated for significant...
By Mary Carroll, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Scaffolding at the old Scala in Leblon, where a new car dealership is due to open, has collapsed in the early hours of the morning on Tuesday, June 5th, between Rua...
By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Sports Minister, Aldo Rebelo, has made assurances that restoration work on the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro will continue as planned despite the sudden departure of Delta Construction, part...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Entrepreneurs starting up new businesses in Rio de Janeiro state have been increasingly attracted by the construction sector over the past two years, new figures show. Industry analysts are looking...
By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Taking on a property in need of renovation is a bit like doing a sky dive over the Grand Canyon. For some it's an adrenalin fueled challenge that just can't...
By Mira Olson, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - As the yoga class comes to an end, Coaracy Nunes, Blyss Yoga studio owner and instructor, guides his students into savasana: “face up, eyes closed, body completely relaxed.” He tells...
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