Brazil Drought Decreases 2014 Coffee Harvest by 14%

Brazil Drought Decreases 2014 Coffee Harvest by 14%

By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The effects of one of the worst droughts in decades, which plagued a large percentage of the coffee-growing areas in Brazil at the beginning of the year, is likely to lead to losses both for the 2014 and 2015 seasons, according to a recent study by […]

Vila Madalena São Paulo: Art in the Metropolis

Vila Madalena São Paulo: Art in the Metropolis

By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The largest city in Brazil, São Paulo is known for its high rises and bustling business community, but twenty minutes from the busy Avenida Paulista with its banks and corporate offices, lies Vila Madalena, an artsy bohemian neighborhood with lots of galleries, hip shops, and ateliers. […]

Imagine Dragons to Play in Rio Tonight: Daily

Imagine Dragons to Play in Rio Tonight: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Best known for their songs, “Radioactive” and “It’s Time,” the American alternative rock band Imagine Dragons will play tonight, April 3rd, at Rio de Janeiro’s Citibank Hall in Barra da Tijuca. The show comes two nights before their scheduled appearance as part of the […]

World Cup Preparations Rocked by New Tragedy

World Cup Preparations Rocked by New Tragedy

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Preparations for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil were dealt a fresh blow this past weekend with the death of a worker at the Arena Corinthians site in São Paulo. Fabio Hamilton da Cruz, 23, was seriously injured when he fell eight meters […]

Arcade Fire at Citibank Hall on Friday, April 4th

Arcade Fire at Citibank Hall on Friday, April 4th

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Grammy Award-winning artists Arcade Fire will play Barra da Tijuca’s Citibank Hall this Friday, April 4th. The Canadian band have been creating their unique style of indie rock since the early 2000s and with four studio album releases, they have received critical acclaim and […]

Federal Police Seize 3.7 Tons Of Cocaine in Santos: Daily

Federal Police Seize 3.7 Tons Of Cocaine in Santos: Daily

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Authorities in Brazil have arrested 23 people and seized 3.7 tons of cocaine in the port of Santos, on the southern side of São Paulo. Military police say that the drugs gang was an international group who were shipping the pure cocaine in containers from […]

Out and About in São Paulo: April 2014

Out and About in São Paulo: April 2014

By Maria López Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The business center of Brazil, São Paulo, may be known for its relentless bumper-to-bumper traffic and rows of office buildings that stretch as far as the eye can see, but Paulistanos also know how to unwind. The concrete jungle’s endless array of cultural offerings […]

Injured Johnny Marr Could Cancel Brazil Gig: Daily

Injured Johnny Marr Could Cancel Brazil Gig: Daily

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Johnny Marr, previously of The Smiths, may have to cancel his appearance at São Paulo rock festival Lollapalooza on April 6th after falling while jogging and breaking his hand. The show is merely weeks away but with recovery usually taking six weeks it has left […]

Repression Allegations at World Cup Protests in São Paulo

Repression Allegations at World Cup Protests in São Paulo

By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Lawyers from a trade group in São Paulo have concluded that there was excessive repression at an anti-World Cup demonstration that occurred in the country’s financial capital last Saturday, February 22nd, as support for the international sports tournament appears to wane in Brazil. “Even […]

Corinthians Players Attacked by Fans: Daily

Corinthians Players Attacked by Fans: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A group of fans of Paulista club Corinthians invaded the club’s training center, verbally and physically abusing some members of the playing staff this past weekend. The incident raised fears of player safety during the FIFA World Cup, to be held from June 12th […]

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