Rio Authorizes Use of Masks by Military Police Again

Rio Authorizes Use of Masks by Military Police Again

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Certain units of the Rio de Janeiro Military Police (PMRJ) received authorization from the State Secretary of Public Security, José Mariano Beltrame, to wear masks, or the balaclava, in specific operations such as hostage rescue and events such as demonstrations. As O Globo reports, the […]

Marathon Swimming and Sailing Olympic Test Events Come to End

Marathon Swimming and Sailing Olympic Test Events Come to End

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Under blazing winter sunshine and in temperatures of up to 34 degrees athletes took to the waters off Rio de Janeiro this weekend, August 22nd and 23rd, to compete in the Aquece Rio Marathon Swimming and Sailing test events. Both events passed off successfully, […]

Windsurfer Taken Ill After Olympic Test Event

Windsurfer Taken Ill After Olympic Test Event

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Wonwoo Cho, a twenty year-old South Korean windsurfer, was admitted to hospital on Tuesday, August 18th, suffering from dehydration, vomiting and dizziness after competing in the Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta. The event was held at Marina da Glória in Guanabara Bay which has […]

Triathlon, Rowing and Equestrian Test Events Come to a Close in Rio

Triathlon, Rowing and Equestrian Test Events Come to a Close in Rio

By Georgia Grimond, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Three Aquece Rio Olympic test events have wrapped this past weekend (August 8th and 9th). The triathlon, rowing and equestrian competitions largely passed off without incident giving organizers an idea of where improvements can be made and building anticipation among competitors and supporters for the […]

Copacabana: Rio’s Bustling Middle Class Neighborhood

Copacabana: Rio’s Bustling Middle Class Neighborhood

By Shalina Chatlani, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The neighborhood of Copacabana located in the popular Zona Sul (South Zone) of Rio is well known around the world for its beautiful beaches. However, the area, which stretches from Leme to the edge of Ipanema at Copacabana Fort, offers much more than its bikini-laden […]

Services: Executive/Personal Car Service and Driver

Services: Executive/Personal Car Service and Driver

Executive/Personal Drive Service for short trips (Buzios, Angra, Petropolis, Teresópolis Itaipava, etc.), transfers in & out to the Airport. I can even wait for passengers at the arrival gate. The car is an SUV Tucson that holds up to 4 passengers. Trilingual Portuguese, English and Spanish. Please contact Luciano Costa by cell phone (What’sapp) 21 […]

Traces of Pre-Historic Rio are Found in Leopoldina

Traces of Pre-Historic Rio are Found in Leopoldina

By Georgia Grimond, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Signs of human habitation and clues to Rio’s history have been uncovered by archaeologists working on the city’s new metro line, Line 4, in Leopoldina, Centro. Approximately fifty stone artefacts and 400 shells dating back between 3,000 and 4,000 years have been discovered. They are […]

Multi Oral Focus on Preventative Dental Health in Rio: Sponsored

Multi Oral Focus on Preventative Dental Health in Rio: Sponsored

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – While no one places a trip to the dentist high on the list of fun things to do for the day, oral health is a part of life. Now especially with the currency exchange rates as it is, many foreigners are having dental treatment in […]

Rio MIS Museum in Copacabana Seventy Percent Complete

Rio MIS Museum in Copacabana Seventy Percent Complete

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – According to a government report the long awaited Museum of Image and Sound (MIS) that will face Copacabana Beach has reached seventy percent completion. The plan to relocate the museum was first conceived over seven years ago after Brazil was named as the 2014 World […]

Rental Prices Down for First Time Since 2008 in Brazil

Rental Prices Down for First Time Since 2008 in Brazil

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – According to Fipe-Zap, for the thirteenth month in a row rental prices across Brazil rose well below the inflation rate, and in June rental rates actually went down. It is the first time this has happened since 2008 when the Fipe-Zap index was created, marking […]

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