Rio’s International Airport Ready to Welcome Heads of State

Rio’s International Airport Ready to Welcome Heads of State

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Rio de Janeiro’s Tom Jobim International Airport has been prepared to welcome up to three heads of states every twenty minutes, during the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, but according to local media not many dignitaries are confirming their presence. According to daily Folha de […]

Rio Court Finds R$95 Million in Overpayment for Maracanã Works

Rio Court Finds R$95 Million in Overpayment for Maracanã Works

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A Rio de Janeiro audit court has ordered the state’s finance secretary to withhold more than R$198.5 million owed to construction companies due to irregularities found in an audit for their work in renovating world-famous Maracanã soccer stadium for the 2014 World Cup. According to […]

Security Forces Already Patrolling Olympic Venues in Rio

Security Forces Already Patrolling Olympic Venues in Rio

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With a month to go before the start of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian national security has taken over the security of all installations to be used for the competitions and the Olympic Village where athletes will be staying. A […]

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 […]

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