Rio de Janeiro Rent Prices Have Largest Drop in Brazil

Rio de Janeiro Rent Prices Have Largest Drop in Brazil

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The real estate market across Brazil has been cooling quickly as the country’s economic indicators continue to contract, and it is being felt in Rio de Janeiro more than anywhere. Now according to the Fipe-Zap Index, rental prices have dropped in Rio almost a full […]

New Hope to Recover Stolen Bikes in Rio de Janeiro

New Hope to Recover Stolen Bikes in Rio de Janeiro

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Cyclist deal with the risk of having their bicycles stolen on a constant basis, and with the value of many bikes being higher than a monthly minimum wage in Brazil, the situation is not likely to get better soon. However there is new hope of […]

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 Nightlife Guide

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 Nightlife Guide

Tuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Billed by organizers, as “The Best Tuesday Party,” the weekly Feel Leblon event is back at Club Sette in Leblon tonight. The venue features a bar and lounge on the first floor and during the Feel Leblon parties, DJs spin the best of house, pop, reggaeton, hip-hop, funk and more […]

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 […]

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