Soulja Boy Tell Em Performs in Rio August 27th

Soulja Boy Tell Em Performs in Rio August 27th

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Wednesday, August 27th, American rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em, also known simply as Soulja Boy, will perform live at Lagoa’s Praia Club, marking his first ever performance in the city. Best known for his 2007 Grammy-nominated hit “Crank That (Soulja Boy),” Soulja Boy […]

Vista Chinesa, An Amazing Mountain Top View of Rio

Vista Chinesa, An Amazing Mountain Top View of Rio

By Teresa Geer, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Vista Chinesa is a charming little Chinese structure placed 380 meters high in Tijuca National Forest, one of the world’s largest urban forests, and offers one of the most impressive views in Rio. The lookout point provides visitors an inspiring scene which could almost transport […]

Rio Campaign Propaganda in Favelas Controlled by Gangs

Rio Campaign Propaganda in Favelas Controlled by Gangs

By Chris Kudialis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Political candidates hoping to reach favela populations in Rio de Janeiro, Baixada Fluminense and Região Metropolitana are paying extra for local support, confirm multiple reports. According to a report by O Globo, governing militias and drug cartels are charging up to R$100,000 for candidates to […]

Longboarding in Rio, a Skateboarder’s Paradise

Longboarding in Rio, a Skateboarder’s Paradise

By Teresa Geer, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The roll of longboard skate wheels has become an inescapable sound that adds to the unique melody of Rio de Janiero, and for many the desire for that wind-in-hair feeling while carving the beautiful Rio landscape is irresistible. Those who already know how to ride […]

Take a Food Tour in Rio with Culinary Backstreets

Take a Food Tour in Rio with Culinary Backstreets

By Lauren Hogan, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Fresh pão de queijo (cheese bread) served alongside a cool açaí are mere nibbles of what Rio’s eclectic food scene has to offer. With an incredible mix of culture, from European to Middle Eastern and of course, African, there is an endless amount of places and platters […]

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.

Rio Infrastructure Races Forward to Meet 2016 Games

Rio Infrastructure Races Forward to Meet 2016 Games

By Chris Kudialis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Less than two years away from the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, construction continues across the city and its four main competition areas. According to Rio’s Olympic organizing committee (IOC), nearly 55 percent of Olympic-related construction is now complete, across four main zones and connected […]

Rio Real Estate Before, During and After the World Cup

Rio Real Estate Before, During and After the World Cup

By Kendall Clark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Unlike the Brazilian national team, the Carioca real estate market remained strong throughout the entirety of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and is expected to continue to increase ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games. During the tournament, temporary rental prices tripled on average with higher […]

Marcha das Vadias 2014 SlutWalk in Rio: Daily

Marcha das Vadias 2014 SlutWalk in Rio: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Saturday, August 9th, approximately four hundred people gathered in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro for this year’s Marcha das Vadias, the Brazilian version of SlutWalk, a march in defense of women’s rights. Beginning at around 1PM the group, consisting of both women and men, […]

Metro Construction Accident Kills Worker in Rio: Daily

Metro Construction Accident Kills Worker in Rio: Daily

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A worker has died and another escaped serious injured after an accident on the construction of Rio’s new Line 4 Metro (subway) in Rio. According to the consortium responsible for the expansion of the Metro system, the incident occurred at around 10AM on Friday (May […]

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