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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Incumbent governor Luis Fernando de Souza, most commonly known as Pezão (‘Bigfoot’ in Portuguese), won the gubernatorial race in Rio de Janeiro against Marcelo Crivella. According to election officials,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The voters in the state of Rio de Janeiro went to the polls on Sunday to vote for president, governor, senator and federal and state representatives. Residents from Rio...
By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Sports Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Former Seleção striker and current government deputy, Carioca legend Romário de Souza Faria (known simply as Romário) brought festive cheer to the city last Friday, December 23rd. The 45-year-old...
By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Sports Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - World football's governing body, FIFA, has announced that Rio de Janeiro is to be the home of the International Broadcast Centre (IBC) during the 2014 World Cup. The city...
By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Sports Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After Olaria's monumental effort in this year's Taça Rio, in which they narrowly fell to Vasco da Gama on this past Saturday evening, it is time to look closer...
By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Sports Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - We round off our profiles of Rio’s top football (soccer) clubs with Vasco da Gama, the city’s second biggest club. With close to 20 million supporters across Brazil, Vasco is...
By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Sports Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -  This week, we begin a series profiling Rio de Janeiro’s four biggest and most famous football (soccer) clubs. With the national league season just two months away, we look...
Opinion, by Samantha Barthelemy RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Since 2007 the federal government planned 392 projects on urban and social infrastructure for municipalities of Rio de Janeiro state within the PAC, or Programa de Aceleração do Crescimento (Program for...
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