Opinion: Rio’s VLT and Curmudgeonly Predictions

Opinion: Rio’s VLT and Curmudgeonly Predictions

Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Curmudgeon has occasionally ventured into futurology, and on the eve (or so we are told by City Hall) of the official inauguration of the VLT (the Very Light Tram) he will predict the following. If you’re an optimist, don’t read any further. Prediction the first: […]

Homicides in Rio de Janeiro Spike 38.9 Percent Since 2015

Homicides in Rio de Janeiro Spike 38.9 Percent Since 2015

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – While the bad news piles up for Brazil and Rio de Janeiro ahead of the 2016 Olympics, last week on May 19th the Public Security Institute (ISP) released their state security crime report for the month of April with an alarming increase in homicides. In […]

Rio’s Gondola in Complexo de Alemão Extends Operating Hours

Rio’s Gondola in Complexo de Alemão Extends Operating Hours

By Charlotte Markham, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As of April 25th, the Complexo do Alemão teleférico (gondola) passed to new management and extended its current operating hours, which also now include Sundays and holidays. The responsibility for the cable car system, which since July 2011 has connected the Estação Bonsucesso railway station […]

Bolsa Família is Set to Increase to R$176 per Month in Brazil

Bolsa Família is Set to Increase to R$176 per Month in Brazil

By Charlotte Markham, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – President Dilma Rousseff announced this weekend that the Bolsa Família benefit will be increased nine percent to R$176 per month. The adjustment comes in view of the extreme poverty line in Brazil also being increased and will be paid to families that have an income […]

Vasco Beat Botafogo 1×0 in Campeonato Carioca Finals Match

Vasco Beat Botafogo 1×0 in Campeonato Carioca Finals Match

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the first of two finals matches for the 2016 Campeonato Carioca championship, Vasco won by 1-0 over Botafogo with a score from Jorge Henrique. The goalkeepers for Vasco and Botafogo had very different days, while Martín Silva made good saves for Vasco, a Jefferson […]

International Fencing Competitions Come to an End in Rio

International Fencing Competitions Come to an End in Rio

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio has had its swords at the ready for the past week, having hosted a two-part Olympic test event in fencing. The city first welcomed fencers from all over the world for the Rio Grand Prix before the Team World Championships took place in the […]

Carioca Cricket Club Hosts Nationals this Weekend in Rio: Sponsored

Carioca Cricket Club Hosts Nationals this Weekend in Rio: Sponsored

By Charlotte Markham, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Carioca Cricket Club (CCC) in Rio de Janeiro will host the 4th Granado National Championships at their grounds this weekend at the São Fernando Polo and Cricket Club near Itaguaí, on Saturday April 30th and Sunday May 1st. The event will be a family […]

Questions Continue After the Collapse of Rio’s Cycle Path

Questions Continue After the Collapse of Rio’s Cycle Path

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Disbelief and disappointment still abound in Rio de Janeiro as the city comes to terms with both a tragedy and an embarrassment. On Thursday, April 21st, only a few months after it was opened and four months before the 2016 Olympic Games, a section […]

Rowing Team Land in Brazil After Grueling Atlantic Crossing

Rowing Team Land in Brazil After Grueling Atlantic Crossing

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A team of four intrepid rowers hope to have made history as the first group to row a new ocean route, the first mixed crew and the first team of four to cross the Atlantic in a rowing boat. The Row2Rio team landed 35 […]

Entrance Exam Registration on May 5th for Rio State Universities

Entrance Exam Registration on May 5th for Rio State Universities

By Jay Forte and Charlotte Markham, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The vestibular, or Cederj entrance exam, for the second semester of the 2016 university year is scheduled to be held on June 4th, with the registration deadline on May 5th. Successful candidates can count on 32 options in regional education centers in […]

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