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 […]

Travel Agency Bill Awaits Approval: Daily

Travel Agency Bill Awaits Approval: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After more than twelve years of negotiations and with the 2014 World Cup fast approaching, bill 5.120/01, a measure that would change the rules and regulations governing the Brazilian travel agency industry, was approved by Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies on Tuesday, April 22 and […]

Rio 2 Animated Film Opens Worldwide

Rio 2 Animated Film Opens Worldwide

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The big screen is again celebrating Brazil and its varied and diverse culture as “Rio 2,” the follow up to 2011′s hit 3D animated film “Rio,” is in theaters worldwide. Directed by the Rio born and raised Carlos Saldanha, the film is drawing audiences […]

Gringos Buy & Sell Facebook Group in Rio

Gringos Buy & Sell Facebook Group in Rio

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Living in the Cidade Maravilhosa can be frustrating at times finding inexpensive furnishings or an outlet for swapping items, especially for those not yet fluent in Portuguese. With over 2,000 members, the Gringo Buy & Sell group page on the ever popular global social network […]

Rio Closes Carnival with Last Weekend of Blocos

Rio Closes Carnival with Last Weekend of Blocos

By Mary Bolling Blackiston, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Another season of Carnival came to a close last weekend with the Champions Parade at the Sambódromo, as well as around thirty more blocos. After 465 blocos raged across the city in another year of revelry, Cariocas did not miss the chance for a […]

Editorial: The City of Tomorrow (Part 3)

Editorial: The City of Tomorrow (Part 3)

Editorial, by Stone Korshak RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Still (picking up from last week), Brazil is the “country of tomorrow” and so although the joke is that “it always will be”, there are opportunities here for the bold and well prepared. In Rio de Janeiro, most business thinkers are likely talking about; real estate […]

Spending Carnival in Northeastern Brazil

Spending Carnival in Northeastern Brazil

By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter SALVADOR, BRAZIL – Nearly 500,000 foreign visitors flock to Brazil for its biggest holiday each year, famous the world over, Carnival in Brazil is characterized by a week-long celebration of music, dance, parades and non-stop parties. While customs, costumes and style vary by region, Rio de Janeiro’s get the most […]

Slacklining: Getting Balanced on Rio’s Beaches

Slacklining: Getting Balanced on Rio’s Beaches

By Mary Bolling Blackiston, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Slacklining, the latest craze to hit Rio’s beaches, is a sport where one must maintain balance while walking on a springy line of nylon webbing that is taut between two anchor points (often between two coconut trees). Experts can also do jumps, flips and other […]

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.

Sei Shiroma Brings His Pizza Truck to Rio

Sei Shiroma Brings His Pizza Truck to Rio

By Alfred Rinaldi, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Sei Shiroma may not look like your typical Neapolitan pizzaiolo, yet the New York expatriate has made it his mission to raise the standard of the Carioca pizza up a few notches with Ferro e Farinha (Iron and Flour), his mobile pizza oven which has […]

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