Anima Mundi 2014 Returns to Rio July 25th – August 3rd: Daily

Anima Mundi 2014 Returns to Rio July 25th – August 3rd: Daily

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 today, Friday July 25th for its 22nd edition. Complete with screenings of both short and full-length animated features from national and international filmmakers, as well as, professional workshops, forums […]

Brazil’s GDP Growth Forecast Decreased Again: Daily

Brazil’s GDP Growth Forecast Decreased Again: Daily

By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Forecasts on the growth of Brazil’s economy decreased further this week, with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) reducing its growth forecast from 1.8 percent (in April) to 1.3 percent on Thursday. This is the fifth time this year the IMF has reduced its forecast of Brazil’s […]

Census in Complexo da Maré Shows Economic Growth: Daily

Census in Complexo da Maré Shows Economic Growth: Daily

By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The first census undertaken in the Complexo da Maré has shown a growing local economy with 3,000 businesses providing income for 9,000 residents. The findings will be showcased at a meeting focused on entrepreneurship to be held at the complex. The research will be published […]

Vasco Beat Ponte Preta 2×0 in Copa do Brasil: Daily

Vasco Beat Ponte Preta 2×0 in Copa do Brasil: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Vasco comfortably beat Ponte Preta 2-0 last night to edge towards the final sixteen of the Copa do Brasil. Second half goals from Diego Renan and Thalles, as well as a majestic performance from midfielder Douglas, put the Cruz-Maltino on the path to victory […]

Brazil’s 10-Year Education Plan Sanctioned by Rousseff

Brazil’s 10-Year Education Plan Sanctioned by Rousseff

By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After almost four years of debates in Congress, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff finally signed into law the country’s new ten-year National Educational Plan (PNE). Among the PNE’s goals are investments of ten percent of the country’s GDP in education by 2024. Currently the federal government allocates […]

New School of Technology Inaugurated in Barra Mansa

New School of Technology Inaugurated in Barra Mansa

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — State officials in Rio de Janeiro along with the Department of Science and Technology and the Foundation for Support of the School of Technology (Fundação de Apoio à Escola Técnica, FAETEC), inaugurated the tenth School of Technology (Faculdade de Educação Tecnológica, FAETERJ) this July in […]

Dunga Announced as Brazil’s New Seleção Coach

Dunga Announced as Brazil’s New Seleção Coach

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Carlos Caetano Bledorn Verri, known as “Dunga”, was unveiled as the new coach of the Brazilian national side – the Seleção Brasileira – to begin his second spell in charge of the five-time world champions yesterday morning (Tuesday, July 22nd) in Rio de Janeiro. […]

Il Sorriso Helps Offer Education to Children in Rocinha

Il Sorriso Helps Offer Education to Children in Rocinha

By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Il Sorriso dei miei Bimbi (The Smile of My Baby) is an Italian social program creating better conditions for the education of children and young people living in Rocinha, one of Brazil’s largest favelas. The charity was founded in 2002 by Barbara Olivi, an Italian […]

De La Soul Returns to Rio on Sunday, July 27th

De La Soul Returns to Rio on Sunday, July 27th

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With an over 25 year career that includes the groundbreaking debut album, Three Feet High And Rising, the release of six subsequent studio albums, tours throughout the world and a 2006 Grammy Award for a collaboration with the group Gorlliaz, the legendary hip hop […]

Oficina de Negocinhos Teaches Entrepreneurship

Oficina de Negocinhos Teaches Entrepreneurship

By Lauren Hogan, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Oficina de Negocinhos (which translates roughly to Little Business Workshop) program began at the end of 2013 and is starting to gain attention, especially among school principals and teachers who want to teach the course to their own students. The program is designed to […]

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