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By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Starting on May 17th the Centro Cultural da Justiça Federal (CCJF) in Centro hosts the 10th edition of FotoRio, an international photography event in Rio de Janeiro that exhibits the...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Long regarded as the most affluent and safest neighborhood in Rio, the upmarket Leblon now has the unfortunate honor of the highest number pedestrian robberies in Zona Sul (South Zone),...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Millions of Brazilians tried to find alternative means to get to work on Friday as nine labor unions called for a nationwide general strike and widespread demonstrations to protest against...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A former military police officer was arrested on Thursday (April 13th) by the civil police suspected of being the largest synthetic drug dealer in the city of Rio, according to...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Canadian-born pop sensation and all-round social media celebrity, Justin Bieber, will be performing on Wednesday, March 29th in Rio de Janeiro at the Praça de Apoteose, the site of the...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After two confirmed cases of yellow fever in the State of Rio de Janeiro, the government has mobilized a massive state-wide vaccination program, however the availability at medical centers will...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Unfortunately the 2017 Carnival parade competition of the Grupo Especial (Special Group) samba schools held in Rio's famous Sambódromo, saw four accidents this year, one on the first night and...
Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As Carnival reaches its second official day (Saturday, February 25th) of the 2017 season, Rio de Janeiro will host a full slate of blocos (street parties) spread across the city. Of...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The interior of Rio de Janeiro state, referred to as "fluminense", has seen cities attract more and more tourists during the Carnival season this year, with hotel occupancy rates higher...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Defense Minister of Brazil, Raul Jungmann, detailed the plans for Operation Carioca on Tuesday (February 14th), which includes sending 9,000 armed forces to Rio de Janeiro ahead of the Carnival...
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