Palestino Stuns Rio’s Flamengo Out of Copa Sul-Americana

Palestino Stuns Rio’s Flamengo Out of Copa Sul-Americana

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last night, Wednesday, September 28th, Flamengo’s campaign in the 2016 Copa Sul-Americana came to a crashing halt with the club’s 2×1 loss to Chile’s Palestino football (soccer) club. Wednesday’s loss continued a string of disappointing losses for the Rubro-Negro this year, including early exits from […]

Rio’s Feira do Lavradio Celebrates 20th Anniversary, Oct 8th

Rio’s Feira do Lavradio Celebrates 20th Anniversary, Oct 8th

By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Saturday, October 8th, Feira do Lavradio, also known as Feira do Rio Antigo, will celebrate twenty years of bringing together some of Rio’s best handicrafts and antiques in Rio’s Centro neighborhood. Normally, the popular fair takes place on the first weekend of each month, […]

Opinion: Brazil’s Important Municipal Elections

Opinion: Brazil’s Important Municipal Elections

Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANERIO, BRAZIL – Because the Olympics and Paralympics have dominated news from Rio de Janeiro, It may have escaped the attention of those readers of The Rio Times who don’t live here, but Brazil will have municipal elections this Sunday, October 2nd. These are more important than many think. […]

Rio Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Rio Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The Latin Party returns tonight to Pub Kriok in Lapa for a night of latin sounds and a mix of backpackers, exchange students and locals. DJ Angola will be spinning the best of reggaeton, trap, funk, trap, pop, Latin beats and house promising a lively dance floor. Promotions will include […]

Rio Inaugurates Athletes’ Forest at Parque Radical

Rio Inaugurates Athletes’ Forest at Parque Radical

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio de Janeiro city and Olympic officials joined with athletes and municipal school students last week to unveil the Athletes’ Forest at Parque Radical in Deodoro. At the ceremony, one hundred seedlings were planted in a six thousand square meter grassy knoll alongside Parque Radical, […]

Editorial: What to do in Rio de Janeiro Now?

Editorial: What to do in Rio de Janeiro Now?

Editorial, by Stone Korshak RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – When I first traveled to Rio de Janeiro in 2002, it was my next ‘adventure travel’ trip after Cuba – which was basically illegal to go to as a U.S. citizen then. I note that only to point out how exotic a location it was to […]

Brexit and Financial Planning for Expats in Brazil: Sponsored

Brexit and Financial Planning for Expats  in Brazil: Sponsored

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For most expatriates, Brexit, the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, was an unwelcome shock with potential consequences for their financial planning. The aftermath saw the FTSE100 fall sharply and rebound to just under 6900 points, just short of its record level in 2015. […]

Rio Nightlife Guide for Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Rio Nightlife Guide for Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Tuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight, chic club Miroir will host the new Hostel Party, a party that reunites all the hostels in the South Zone of the city for a meetup of cultures and new people with plenty of drinks and music. DJ Guga Fernandes will spin the best of national and international tracks […]

Rio’s Flamengo Pushing to Play in Deodoro in October

Rio’s Flamengo Pushing to Play in Deodoro in October

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last week, Brazil’s Ministry of Sports confirmed that Rio’s Flamengo football (soccer) club formally requested permission to play in Deodoro Stadium in Rio’s Zona Oeste (West Zone). Due to the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics, both Maracanã and Engenhão stadiums have been unavailable for several […]

Rio Nightlife Guide for Monday, September 26, 2016

Rio Nightlife Guide for Monday, September 26, 2016

Monday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The Glow Party returns to New Mariuzinn Copacabana tonight with DJs, face paints, black lights, and glow sticks. DJ Guga Fernandes and DJ Dluccio will play the best of house, reggaeton and cumbia, hip hop, pop, trap and funk beatz throughout the night. Caipirinhas will be free until 12AM. Additionally […]

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