How to Make Investments in Brazil, a Panel Discussion in Rio

How to Make Investments in Brazil, a Panel Discussion in Rio

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Although the economic scorecard in Brazil is not as strong as it was several years ago, it remains a destination for new foreign investments – such as China’s recent US$53 billion – as well as appealing option for individuals. Expert in financial planning in Brazil, […]

La Calaca in Leblon is Rio’s Latest Gourmet Mexican Restaurant

La Calaca in Leblon is Rio’s Latest Gourmet Mexican Restaurant

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Sitting on the same block as iconic late night destination Pizza Guanabara on the far end of the typically quiet and chic Leblon is the new open space “Mexican gourmet” restaurant La Calaca. American expatriate Kristen Caverly Peixoto from California and Carioca husband Marcos Peixoto […]

Foo Fighters Play in Rio de Janeiro at the Maracanã

Foo Fighters Play in Rio de Janeiro at the Maracanã

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Fronted by former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl, the American rock band Foo Fighters will perform live at Rio de Janeiro’s famed soccer (football) stadium, Estádio do Maracanã tonight, Sunday January 25th. The show is part of the Sonic Highways World Tour, in support of […]

Rio Prepares Line-up for New Year’s Eve 2015 in Copacabana

Rio Prepares Line-up for New Year’s Eve 2015 in Copacabana

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Once again as New Year’s Eve (Ano Novo in Portuguese) approaches, Rio de Janeiro prepares a spectacular celebration on the famed Copacabana Beach set to draw over two million people. According to organizers,the city is providing sixteen minutes of fireworks, synchronized with the soundtrack and […]

Santa Marta Community in Rio Marks Six Years with UPP

Santa Marta Community in Rio Marks Six Years with UPP

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Today marks the sixth anniversary of Rio de Janeiro’s inaugural Police Pacification Unit (Unidade de Polícia Pacificadora, or UPP), installed in the Santa Marta favela community on December 19, 2008. While the UPP still faces challenges in other areas of Rio, in Santa Marta, also […]

Residents Tell of Abuse by Pacification Force in Maré

Residents Tell of Abuse by Pacification Force in Maré

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Government news agency, Agência Brasil, reported that since the Army’s occupation of the Complexo da Maré favela community in Rio last March (three months before the World Cup), the “pacification force” has created a war zone which accounts for 28 murders, twelve dead in Maré […]

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 […]

For Rent: Buzios House on Ferradura

For Rent: Buzios House on Ferradura

Buzios house on Ferradura, Buzios’ most desirable location. Spectacularly beautiful house steps from the beach. 8 en suite bedrooms. Sleeps up to 16. Pool, views. Available for weekly rental in summer. Shorter stays off season. For more information and to inquire about availability and rates see www.buziosbrazilcasa.com or email.

The Maze Marks 30 Years in Rio, Faces Closure

The Maze Marks 30 Years in Rio, Faces Closure

By Kendall Clark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Long regarded as one of the best jazz clubs in Rio, The Maze, perched on a plot of land in the Tavares Bastos favela community, boasts unmatched views of the Pão de Acúçar and the Guanabara Bay. Over three decades the fascinating architectural design has […]

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