Brazil Prepares for the 2014 Elections on October 5th

Brazil Prepares for the 2014 Elections on October 5th

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – In less than one week and a half, 142.8 million eligible voters will cast their ballots in Brazil. Citizens will cast their vote for President, the governor of one of the 27 states, almost half of the Senate and all of the representatives for the […]

Brazil Speaks on Economics of Climate Change

Brazil Speaks on Economics of Climate Change

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – On Tuesday the United Nations hosted in New York what is being called one of the largest summits on climate change, with leaders from around the world expected to agree to actions to limit climate change. The Brazilian government’s actions to protect the Amazon region […]

Illegal Campaign Propaganda Seized in Rio de Janeiro

Illegal Campaign Propaganda Seized in Rio de Janeiro

By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Following several inspections from the Regional Election Tribunal of Rio, a total of more than ninety tons of unauthorized election propaganda has been seized within the municipality as the 2014 elections set for October 5th draw nearer. While certain approaches to propaganda distribution remains illegal, it […]

Festival do Rio 2014: The Rio International Film Festival

Festival do Rio 2014: The Rio International Film Festival

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Festival do Rio, the Rio International Film Festival, returns on Wednesday, September 24th for its 16th edition. It will run through Monday, October 8th and feature approximately 350 international and national films screening in thirty venues spread throughout the city of Rio de […]

Miley Cyrus Live in Rio Sunday, September 28th

Miley Cyrus Live in Rio Sunday, September 28th

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – American pop superstar Miley Cyrus will play live at Rio de Janeiro’s Praça da Apoteose, the scene of the Sambódromo, on Sunday, September 28th as part of her ongoing Bangerz Tour 2014. Cryus will play just two shows in Brazil during The Bangerz Tour […]

Folakemi Quinteto, Bringing Some Soul to Rio

Folakemi Quinteto, Bringing Some Soul to Rio

By Teresa Geer, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Starting as a duo, Folakemi Adelakun de Souza and her Brazilian guitarist husband Andre Severo would play various gigs in Folakemi’s hometown, London. The couple then moved over to Rio in order to take their music more seriously and soon enlisted three additional band members […]

Rio’s Light Vehicle on Tracks (VLT) Project in Progress

Rio’s Light Vehicle on Tracks (VLT) Project in Progress

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Expected to integrate and reinvigorate both Rio de Janeiro’s Centro region and the Região Portuária (Port Zone), work on the Veículo Leve sobre Trilhos (the Light Vehicle on Tracks) continues in Rio de Janeiro. Once running it is estimated that 32 trains will eventually […]

A Trip to See the 31st Bienal of São Paulo

A Trip to See the 31st Bienal of São Paulo

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With the title “How to … things that don’t exist” the 31st Bienal of São Paulo is underway and invites visitors to fill in the sentence with words such as ‘struggle with’, ‘use’ and ‘write about’ – demonstrating that art constantly changes, creating new objects, […]

Storm Studios Stirs Up Rio’s Fashion Photography Industry

Storm Studios Stirs Up Rio’s Fashion Photography Industry

By Teresa Geer, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Harry Taylor’s vision of giving the residents of Rio a comfortable studio space with a touch of elegance for their professional photography needs has been given a boost because the high quality of his studio appeals to the professionals in the fashion industry too. “Most […]

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Nightlife Guide

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Nightlife Guide

Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight Lapa’s Teatro Odisséia presents another edition of Odisséia Paratodos, a very special event with live performances to raise funds for disadvantaged educators in Rio. Tonight bands Rosa de Pedra and Feijão Coletivo will fill the theater with the best live music. Additionally the works of artist Pablo Slawinski will […]

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