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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The interior of Rio de Janeiro state, referred to as "fluminense", has seen cities attract more and more tourists during the Carnival season this year, with hotel occupancy rates higher...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Defense Minister of Brazil, Raul Jungmann, detailed the plans for Operation Carioca on Tuesday (February 14th), which includes sending 9,000 armed forces to Rio de Janeiro ahead of the Carnival...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The famous blocos (street parties) may seem like an enigma to travelers new to Rio's Carnival festivities, but with over 450 of these events officially licensed this year, they are...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For years the city of Rio became increasingly expensive, between currency exchange rates and inflation, it was crossed off the list of many budget travelers. However the famous Carnival...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The bonde tram of Santa Teresa doubles as local transportation and iconic tourism draw for the bohemian hillside neighborhood, although after a tragic accident in 2011 it took until 2015...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As Carnival approaches the city is bracing for the influx of tourists and the hundreds of blocos that will overrun the streets with celebration. To help increase public safety,...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Yesterday (January 26th) the state of Rio de Janeiro signed a term of commitment to receive financial relief from the federal government. To remedy a deficit that should reach R$26,132...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After a rash of robbery and crime in Rio's beach neighborhoods of Zona Sul (South Zone) including Copacabana and Ipanema, authorities are announcing new police actions to improve security during...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A survey of the FipeZap index shows that the average residential rental prices in Brazil had a nominal fall of 3.23 percent last year, not including inflation. Considering official inflation...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The city government of Rio de Janeiro has approved 462 blocos (street parades) for 2017 Carnival celebrations in the city. The official list of approved blocos was released on Friday,...
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