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By Melissa Van Brunnersum, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Ministry of Human Rights established a National Pact against LGBT-POV (violence against lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transsexuals, and transvestites) last week on Tuesday, May 15th, which aims to combat...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Truck drivers across Brazil plan to block for the second day major highways across the country to protest the rising fuel prices. The Brazilian Truck Drivers Association (ABCAM) argues...
We have the top three picks for this Friday, and below there is a list of bars and pubs that are always a good option. MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: Casa de Marimbondo (Lapa) – Group “Casa de Marimbondo” returns to Lapa tonight with...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Even with the rain in several regions of the state, about 500,000 people attended the vaccination sites on Saturday (January 27th) for what officials termed "D-Day" to combat yellow fever,...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Officially happening from February 9th to February 14th this year, Carnival is considered the hottest season in Brazil, mainly in Rio de Janeiro and Salvador. However, cities like Ouro Preto,...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A car that jumped the sidewalk along Copacabana Beach in the Zona Sul (South Zone) of Rio de Janeiro, left an eight-month-old baby dead and sixteen people injured. The tragic...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Institute of Public Security (ISP) on Thursday, January 18th, announced that cases of violent death (sum of homicide, robbery, lethal assault and homicide resulting from police action) in Rio...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After positive results from the New Year's Eve holiday in Rio, there is optimism in the hotel industry for Carnival this year, with Brazilian Association of the Hotel Industry of...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A report by major Brazilian news outlet O Globo stated that 2018 should see the real estate market turn around for the country as a whole. However experts in the...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Thursday, January 4th, the mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Marcelo Crivella, announced the release of R$10.3 million for the lower level Access Group samba schools and for the Federation...
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