PSDB Reelects Senator Aécio Neves to Lead Opposition in Brazil

PSDB Reelects Senator Aécio Neves to Lead Opposition in Brazil

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Sunday (July 5th) the PSDB, which mounted the close run for presidency in 2014, reelected Senator Aécio Neves of Minas Gerais as their party president. Neves called for unity around the opposition parties and for the resumption of economic growth as a solution to […]

International Animation Film Festival in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo

International Animation Film Festival in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The competitive international animated film festival known as Anima Mundi returns to Rio de Janeiro on Friday, July 10th and will continue through the 15th before moving on to São Paulo, where it will run from July 17th through the 22nd. Celebrating its 23rd […]

No Victories For Rio de Janeiro’s Serie A Clubs in Brasileirão

No Victories For Rio de Janeiro’s Serie A Clubs in Brasileirão

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – None of Rio’s three clubs in the Série A, Fluminense, Flamengo and Vasco, could win this weekend in the eleventh round of this year’s Brasileirão, throwing Flamengo and Vasco into trouble at the bottom of the league table. Fluminense is confined to the fourth […]

Rio’s Carioca Cricket Club Plays in Brasília: Sponsored

Rio’s Carioca Cricket Club Plays in Brasília: Sponsored

By Georgia Grimond, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio’s Carioca Cricket Club (CCC) put in a brave performance in the National Cricket Championships in Brasília this past weekend, July 4th and 5th. Playing four matches in the first round of the competition for the John Landers Shield, the team came won one and […]

Monday, July 6, 2015 Nightlife Guide

Monday, July 6, 2015 Nightlife Guide

Monday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight Rio Night Live presents a live performance by the improv group, Impro Brasil at Beco Das Garrafas in Copacabana. The event titled, Monday Night Live- Improv Night, marks the group’s return to Rio following several shows abroad. Impro Brasil was created in 2013 by Victor Soares following an invitation […]

Sunday, July 5, 2015 Nightlife Guide

Sunday, July 5, 2015 Nightlife Guide

Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The weekly Duo party returns to Gávea’s chic indoor/outdoor 00 (Zero Zero) club tonight. The twelve-hour party will feature DJs Andressa Fleming, Bruna Félix, and Raphaella Avenna spinning the the best of house, electro, and pop inside on the dancefloor from 5PM to 5AM Monday morning. Additionally tonight, the Pink […]

Brazil’s President Rousseff Ensures Security for Rio 2016 Olympics

Brazil’s President Rousseff Ensures Security for Rio 2016 Olympics

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After returning from her first official visit to the U.S., Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff attended the Olympic Torch presentation ceremony yesterday (July 3rd) in Brasília and spoke about security for the Games. She ensured that Brazil will provide adequate security for the 2016 Olympics being […]

Food Festivals to Check Out in Rio de Janeiro During July

Food Festivals to Check Out in Rio de Janeiro During July

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As the weather cools down in Rio de Janeiro this winter, thoughts turn toward food and many restaurants and venues throughout the city are holding culinary food festivals and offering specialty dishes in honor of the season. Festival de Inverno do Mercado Municipal do […]

Saturday, July 4, 2015 Nightlife Guide

Saturday, July 4, 2015 Nightlife Guide

Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight the CAVE club in Arpoador will host Magueira. The event is one of many special fundraising parties being held for the Brazilian Burners and Projeto Mangueira, a project formed by a group of Brazilian artists that hope to raise enough money be part of the famous Burning Man festival, […]

Paraty Hosts 13th Annual FLIP Literature Festival, July 1st – 5th

Paraty Hosts 13th Annual FLIP Literature Festival, July 1st – 5th

Georgia Grimond, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The thirteenth annual Festa Literária Internacional de Paraty (Paraty International Literary Festival), or FLIP, opened on Wednesday 1st July in the colonial town in the south of Rio state. Running over five days until Sunday 5th July, the festival features variety of lectures, panels, discussion, concerts […]

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