Flamengo & Fluminense Draw in Clássico: Daily

Flamengo & Fluminense Draw in Clássico: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Flamengo and Fluminense drew 1-1 this afternoon at the Maracanã in a fiercely fought Fla-Flu clássico in the Brasileirão. Over 41,000 were inside the iconic arena to see Eduardo da Silva give the Rubro-Negro the lead before Fred levelled just before the interval, to […]

Botafogo Draw 1×1 with Criciúma in Brasileirão: Daily

Botafogo Draw 1×1 with Criciúma in Brasileirão: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Criciúma and Botafogo converted a penalty apiece to draw 1-1 last night in the 23rd round of the 2014 Campeonato Brasileiro. Following a run of four successive defeats, the Cariocas had Seleção goalkeeper Jefferson to thank for not succumbing to a fifth loss in […]

Rio Police Arrests 26 in Complexo do Alemão: Daily

Rio Police Arrests 26 in Complexo do Alemão: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Thursday, September 18th, Rio Civil Police apprehended 26 members of an alleged drug gang said to be responsible for vandalism of several buses and the death of six Military Police officers including, the Captain of the Nova Brasília Pacifying Police Unit (UPP), Uanderson […]

No Wins for Cariocas in 22nd Round of Brasileirão: Daily

No Wins for Cariocas in 22nd Round of Brasileirão: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The 22nd round of the 2014 Campeonato Brasileiro was awful for the Carioca clubs, with none managing to take three points. Flamengo managed a draw, while there were damaging defeats for Fluminense and Botafogo. Fluminense’s title challenge looks over after a 3-1 defeat to bottom […]

Race Tightens for Rio de Janeiro State Governor

Race Tightens for Rio de Janeiro State Governor

By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The 2014 elections will take place on October 5th, and will see the election the next Governor of the State of Rio de Janeiro as well. There are seven candidates jostling for the position with Luiz Fernando Pezão and Anthony Garotinho currently neck-and-neck at 25 percent […]

Ginastica Natural, Carioca Exercise to Move the World

Ginastica Natural, Carioca Exercise to Move the World

By Teresa Geer, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANIERO, BRAZIL – Using revolutionary natural movement techniques, Ginastica Natural is inspired by practices such as capoeira, Brazilian jui-jitsu and yoga. This style of fitness training was invented by Alvaro Romano who created workout techniques to strengthen and tone all areas of the body using nothing but natural […]

Three Shows to See This Week in Rio de Janeiro

Three Shows to See This Week in Rio de Janeiro

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Three international acts; Michael Bublé, Farnaz Jahanbin and Teenage Bottlerocket, will perform live in Rio between Wednesday, September 17th and Sunday, September 21st and their concerts will bring a variety of music to the Cidade Maravilhosa this week, including everything from big-band crooning to […]

Northeast: São Luís, Lençóis Maranhenses, Jericoacoara

Northeast: São Luís, Lençóis Maranhenses, Jericoacoara

By Kendall Clark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The splendors of the Northeast Region of Brazil, from the state of Bahia north to Maranhão, seem worlds away during rush hour traffic in downtown Centro Rio de Janeiro. Remote beaches, fine sand, historic cities and tranquilo (chill) attitudes are classic characteristics that merely skim […]

Vargem Grande, Rio’s Booming Zona Oeste Neighborhood

Vargem Grande, Rio’s Booming Zona Oeste Neighborhood

By Teresa Geer, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Vargem Grande is one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro with a 39 percent price hike in properties this year and new condos being developed on a regular basis. Its popularity for local home buyers is based on its relatively easy access to […]

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