Task Forces Collects 28 Tons of Rubbish in Guanabara Bay

Task Forces Collects 28 Tons of Rubbish in Guanabara Bay

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Accompanying the sailing test event from last week (August 15th-22nd), a task force with eco-boats collected 28 tons of floating rubbish in Guanabara Bay in an effort to clean the waters for the competition. The task force is part of Rio’s state government new […]

Vasco and Fluminense Qualify for Copa do Brasil Quarterfinals

Vasco and Fluminense Qualify for Copa do Brasil Quarterfinals

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio football (soccer) clubs Vasco da Gama and Fluminense qualify for the Copa do Brasil (Cup of Brazil) quarterfinals. While Fluminense won twice against Paysandu, Vasco scored the equalizer against Flamengo in the last minutes of the second game, eliminating the rubro-negro with a […]

For Sale: 5BR Duplex Penthouse, R$1.69MM, Ipanema

For Sale: 5BR Duplex Penthouse, R$1.69MM, Ipanema

Charming large duplex penthouse apartment in best point of Ipanema with incredibly practical layout for urban living in a small cute building on Rua Barão da Torre a half block from the metro and every possible amenity, yet quiet and cool. The apartment is just over 75m2 per floor for a total of 156m2 with […]

Rio Nightlife Guide for Thursday, August 27, 2015

Rio Nightlife Guide for Thursday, August 27, 2015

Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight the Shake U Up party returns to the Praia Club, now located in Ipanema. The weekly party is quickly gaining a reputation for bringing together exchange students, visitors to the city and locals for a great night. DJs Angola and Jonathan will spin the best of pop, house, funk, […]

Investigations Probe into Rousseff’s Re-Election Campaign in Brazil

Investigations Probe into Rousseff’s Re-Election Campaign in Brazil

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Judge Gilmar Mendes at Brazil’s Federal Electoral Court (TSE) asked prosecutors to investigate several leads hinting at potential illegal financing of President Dilma Rousseff’s re-election campaign last October. He claimed the President’s party received funds from Petrobras and also started to investigate payments to […]

Rio’s City Council Bans Uber and Private Transportation Services

Rio’s City Council Bans Uber and Private Transportation Services

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Rio de Janeiro City Council members voted on Tuesday, August 25th on a bill which regulates the transportation of passengers in the city, banning services such as Uber, where individuals use their private automobiles to transport passengers, from city streets. The votes were overwhelmingly in […]

Barcode Quartet Performs Live in Rio de Janeiro August 29th

Barcode Quartet Performs Live in Rio de Janeiro August 29th

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Quintavant/QTV and Audio Rebel will present a live performance by European improvisational group, Barcode Quartet in Botafogo on Saturday, August 29th. The ensemble, which consists of British violinist Alison Blunt and three Austrian musicians, pianist Elisabeth Harnik, vocalist and electronic musician Annette Giesriegl, and […]

Rock in Rio Boosts Holiday Rentals and Hotel Bookings in Rio

Rock in Rio Boosts Holiday Rentals and Hotel Bookings in Rio

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rock in Rio music festival, which will hold its sixth edition in Brazil in Barra de Tijuca from September 18th-27th, is causing a surge of interest in short-term rental properties, according to online travel company Trip Advisor. Searches on the site for the week […]

Tickets for Rio’s Paralympics to Go On Sale on September 7th

Tickets for Rio’s Paralympics to Go On Sale on September 7th

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Tickets for the 2016 Paralympic Games, which will take place in Rio de Janeiro two weeks after the Olympic Games from September 7-18, 2016, will go on sale on September 7th. Similar to the Olympic ticket process, the first round will be decided by […]

Rio Nightlife Guide for Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Rio Nightlife Guide for Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Tuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Every Tuesday night Bem Brasil Entretenimento is presenting the Pub Crawl Ipanema, a tour of Rio Nightlife. Beginning at Belmonte Bar in Ipanema (Rua Teixeira de Melo, 53) at 7:20PM, the tour includes stops at three bars and ends at the club, 00 (Zero Zero in Gávea), which hosts the […]

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