Rio Nightlife Guide for Saturday, February 6, 2016

Rio Nightlife Guide for Saturday, February 6, 2016

Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s time for the best of pop, indie, hits, and costumes as Fosfobox in Copacabana hosts the Wake Up party, fantasia edition tonight. DJs Beto Artista, Schlaepfer, Fl3sh Disco, Kendi$hop, Anne Duarte, Paula Queiroz, Matheus Gonçalves, Ingrid Nepomuceno, Henri, Lorrainy, and Pedro W. will spin during the night and VJ […]

Brazil to Donate US$1.3 Million For Syrian Relief Effort

Brazil to Donate US$1.3 Million For Syrian Relief Effort

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Foreign Relations Minister for Brazil, Mauro Vieira, announced on Thursday that the Brazilian government would donate US$1.3 million for those afflicted by the conflicts in Syria. Minister Vieira is among the dozens of foreign officials in London participating in an international conference to discuss […]

Security Program Expands for 2016 Carnival in Rio de Janeiro

Security Program Expands for 2016 Carnival in Rio de Janeiro

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For Carnival 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, authorities announced they will have more than 400 agents of the Operaçao Segurança Presente (Operation Security Today) on patrol during the official dates. Friday February 5th to Tuesday February 9th. Teams normally work in two eight-hour shifts, using […]

Going to the Sambódromo for Carnival 2016 in Rio de Janeiro

Going to the Sambódromo for Carnival 2016 in Rio de Janeiro

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Over one million tourists are expected to attend the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Carnival festivities and hundreds of thousands of those visitors will make their way to the competitive samba school parades that will take place on February 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 13th […]

Rio Nightlife Guide for Friday, February 5, 2016

Rio Nightlife Guide for Friday, February 5, 2016

Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Today as Carnival kicks off in earnest, an estimated ten thousand people will join the Carmelitas bloco parade as it makes it’s way from Rua Dias De Barros to Largo Dos Guimarães in Santa Teresa starting at 3PM. This bloco on the slopes of Santa Teresa has developed as a […]

Theatro Municipal Celebrates History of Rio Carnival

Theatro Municipal Celebrates History of Rio Carnival

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In anticipation of this year’s Carnival celebrations, Rio de Janeiro’s historic Theatro Municipal is hosting specially-themed guided tours that explore the history of Carnival in the city since the end of the 19th century. Theatro Municipal’s guided tours are part of the venue’s regular […]

Rio Nightlife Guide for Thursday, February 4, 2016

Rio Nightlife Guide for Thursday, February 4, 2016

Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The popular CAVE club in Arpoador will celebrate the best of the Eighties tonight. The venue will host the Dope party, highlighting everything from the birth of raves to the rise of electronic music, house, techno and more. During the party, DJs D-Groov, Simonetti, Jaybolt, Datsound, and Cereja will spin […]

Brazil’s Rousseff Receives Mixed Reaction in Congress

Brazil’s Rousseff Receives Mixed Reaction in Congress

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The trip by Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff to Congress for the start of the legislative year caused commotion, as expected, on Tuesday, with part of Congressional representatives defending the President and another part rejecting the leader. Tension in congress came to a head when President […]

Festival of São Brás is Celebrated Today in Trancoso in Bahia

Festival of São Brás is Celebrated Today in Trancoso in Bahia

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Report RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The seemingly sleepy seaside town of Trancoso is located in the south of the Brazilian beach state of Bahia. Combining charming colonial architecture with a glorious rainbow palette and endless stretches of near-deserted white sand shores, it is so luxuriously laidback that it attracts many an […]

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