Military Police Announce New Heads for 16 of 38 UPPs in Rio

Military Police Announce New Heads for 16 of 38 UPPs in Rio

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Major news outlet O Globo reported that the press office of the Coordinator of Pacifying Police (CPP) confirmed the change of command in 16 of 38 UPPs in the state over the next week. Rio de Janeiro’s inaugural Police Pacification Unit (Unidade de Polícia Pacificadora, […]

Celebrating Christmas 2014 in Rio de Janeiro

Celebrating Christmas 2014 in Rio de Janeiro

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Sandy beaches and caipirinhas may take the place of the snow and eggnog that those from the Northern Hemisphere are accustomed to during the holiday season, but getting together with family, eating meals and exchanging gifts are some of the traditions that are similar […]

Santa Marta Community in Rio Marks Six Years with UPP

Santa Marta Community in Rio Marks Six Years with UPP

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Today marks the sixth anniversary of Rio de Janeiro’s inaugural Police Pacification Unit (Unidade de Polícia Pacificadora, or UPP), installed in the Santa Marta favela community on December 19, 2008. While the UPP still faces challenges in other areas of Rio, in Santa Marta, also […]

Rembrandt Original “Biblical Figure” Exhibition Opens in Rio

Rembrandt Original “Biblical Figure” Exhibition Opens in Rio

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Featuring 78 original pieces by Dutch painter, printmaker and etcher Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, the free to the public exhibition, “Rembrandt e a figura bíblica” (“Rembrandt and the biblical figure”), was inaugurated at Centro Cultural Correios in Centro, Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday, December […]

Brazil Volleyball Wants Sponsorship Suspension Lifted

Brazil Volleyball Wants Sponsorship Suspension Lifted

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazilian Volley Confederation (CBV) announced on Thursday, December 18th, that it would implement in ninety days all of the measures suggested by Brazil’s Comptroller’s General Office (CGU) in an attempt to lift the payment suspension announced by the league’s main sponsor Banco do Brasil. “The […]

Brazil Consumer Protection Agency Sets Up for Christmas

Brazil Consumer Protection Agency Sets Up for Christmas

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Traveling in Brazil can be an adventure and sometimes challenging but officials in the country’s largest airport hub are stepping up efforts to protect consumer rights over the holidays. Now those who want to complain about delays in flights, overbooking and baggage misplacement can turn to […]

Quiz Night Rio and Stephen Garland, the Culture Vulture

Quiz Night Rio and Stephen Garland, the Culture Vulture

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A self-proclaimed culture vulture, Irishman Stephen Garland is helping to shine a light on Rio culture while simultaneously building and strengthening communities within the city. Establishing a Rio Meetup group, helping to organize a Meetup for comedy writers, and running Quiz Night Rio, are […]

More 25-34 Year-Olds Stay at Home Longer in Brazil

More 25-34 Year-Olds Stay at Home Longer in Brazil

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The stereotype of adult children living at home with their parents in Brazil is not likely to change any time soon, as new research shows the proportion of young adults aged 25 to 34 who still live at home increased from 21.2 percent in 2004 […]

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Nightlife Guide

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Nightlife Guide

Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick –To celebrate the summer season, Botafogo’s Casa da Matriz will host a special pool party edition of Karaokê Indie tonight. The party will be complete with a real pool set up in the venue plus beach chairs, paddles and floats. Attendees are encouraged to dress in beachwear. Two hundred packets of […]

Thursday, December 18, 2014 Nightlife Guide

Thursday, December 18, 2014 Nightlife Guide

Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight La Passion Club in Glória will celebrate three years of the Yes! We Love Passion party. Tonight’s edition of the party will feature an open bar until 4AM and DJs Rodrigo Mattos and Raphael de Luca spinning the best of house, hip hop, and funk. The open bar will […]

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