Rio Nightlife Guide for Sunday, August 2, 2015

Rio Nightlife Guide for Sunday, August 2, 2015

Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Still going strong after its return earlier this year, the popular Arpex Party returns to Barzin Bar and Restaurant in Ipanema, tonight. For entertainment throughout the night, DJ Daniel Faria will spin the very best of international house, hip hop, funk and reggaeton. Additionally, saxophonist Marcelo Cebukin will perform live […]

Rio Nightlife Guide for Saturday, August 1, 2015

Rio Nightlife Guide for Saturday, August 1, 2015

Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight HSBC Arena is Barra da Tijuca will host the UFC 190 with UFC women’s bantamweight champion, American Ronda Rousey battling Brazilian Bethe Correia as the main event of the night. Additional fights on the main card during the night will include Shogun Rua vs. Rogério Minotouro, Glaico França vs. […]

Police in Brazil Say Seventy Percent Have Had Colleagues Killed

Police in Brazil Say Seventy Percent Have Had Colleagues Killed

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Recent and ongoing reports have illustrated the high number of people killed by police in Brazil, and the fact that many deaths go unreported as some states do not even keep a record. Another concern in the Brazilian security situation however is the high number […]

Rio’s Fábrica da Bhering Hosts Open Door Event on August 1st

Rio’s Fábrica da Bhering Hosts Open Door Event on August 1st

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Antiga Fábrica da Bhering located in Santo Cristo will host the monthy “Circuito Fechado” (“Internal Circuit”) this Saturday, August 1st. Running from 12PM to 8PM, the event will once again feature the designers, artists and artisans currently located and working within the repurposed Rio […]

Gringo Cafe in Rio With “Garage” Sale on Saturday, August 1st

Gringo Cafe in Rio With “Garage” Sale on Saturday, August 1st

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Gringo Cafe in Ipanema will hold a “Garage Sale” on Saturday, August 1st from 4PM to 8PM. In addition to the buying and selling of items, there will be drinks promotions and DJ Slim Seleem will spin the best of funk, disco and […]

Series of Olympic Test Events to Start This Weekend in Rio

Series of Olympic Test Events to Start This Weekend in Rio

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With almost exactly one year to go until the 2016 Olympic Games start in Rio de Janeiro on August 5, 2016, several disciplines begin to hold test events in the city to check out the sporting venues. The series of events starts this weekend […]

Itaipava Hosts Food, Fashion and Music Festival This Weekend

Itaipava Hosts Food, Fashion and Music Festival This Weekend

By Georgia Grimond, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Following the knock-out success of food-truck events in Rio and São Paulo, the first Food Truck Park event will take place this weekend, August 1st and 2nd, in the Castello de Itaipava (Itaipava Castle) in the hills outside Rio de Janeiro city, showcasing food from […]

Rio Nightlife Guide for Friday, July 31, 2015

Rio Nightlife Guide for Friday, July 31, 2015

Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Celebrationg Cumbia and the best of South American music, Latin rhythms, and their Afriacn roots, the Arraiá la Cumbia will take over the Rua do Marcado tonight. The party will feature two stages. Piti and Nasty will spin for the Cumbia party while Sean Diss, Gui Toledo, and πollanda will […]

Selic Interest Rate Increased for the Seventh Time in Brazil

Selic Interest Rate Increased for the Seventh Time in Brazil

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s benchmark interest rate, the Selic, has been increased for the seventh time in a row by the Central Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee, COPOM. This time, another 0.5 percent were added to the rate, which now reaches 14.25 percent, a level last seen in […]

Controversy Over Olympic Waters Continues in Rio With New Data

Controversy Over Olympic Waters Continues in Rio With New Data

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The controversy over the pollution of the sea and lagoon in Rio de Janeiro, which host several water sports competitions at the 2016 Olympic Games, continues with new data collected by Associated Press. The samples taken in the new test show heavy pollution of […]

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