Festival LivMundi Promotes Sustainability on Oct 8-9th in Rio

Festival LivMundi Promotes Sustainability on Oct 8-9th in Rio

By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Festival LivMundi will take over several spaces in Gavea and Jardim Botânico between Saturday, October 8th and Sunday, October 9th. Through a series of speeches, seminars and workshops, LivMundi simultaneously will educate about broad concepts in sustainability whilst breaking it down to a local level […]

Operação Centro Presente Helps Security at Rio’s Olympic Boulevard

Operação Centro Presente Helps Security at Rio’s Olympic Boulevard

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The newly launched Operação Centro Presente (Operation Centro Today) program is helping to strengthen the security at the Olympic Boulevard area and revitalized Port Zone during the Olympic Games. Circulating in pairs or trios, on foot, by bicycle, car or motorcycle, hundreds of security agents […]

Rio’s Carioca Cricket Club Sees Double Hat-Trick: Sponsored

Rio’s Carioca Cricket Club Sees Double Hat-Trick: Sponsored

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Carioca Cricket Club (CCC) of Rio de Janeiro, which was founded in 2011, has recently witnessed history in the making as club player Asanka Bandara, an expatriate from Sri Lanka living in Rio, bowled a double hat-trick. CCC chairman and English expatriate, Tobias Hanbury, […]

Rio’s Olympic Tourism Expected to Reach Outside of the City

Rio’s Olympic Tourism Expected to Reach Outside of the City

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With the Rio 2016 Olympics just days away from opening on August 5th, government sources say the city has 84 percent of hotel accommodations reserved. Yet with over a million domestic and foreign tourists expected in Rio for the Games, some popular destinations outside the […]

Pro and Anti Rousseff Protesters Take to Street in Brazil

Pro and Anti Rousseff Protesters Take to Street in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Although much smaller than in earlier rallies, Brazilians in more than twenty states went to the streets on Sunday to protest against or support suspended Dilma Rousseff. Protesters took time off from the Olympic fever sweeping parts of the country to focus on the on-going […]

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 […]

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