Brazil and USA Women’s Football Win in 2016 Rio Olympic Openers

Brazil and USA Women’s Football Win in 2016 Rio Olympic Openers

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The long-anticipated 2016 Rio Olympics kicked off on Wednesday, August 3rd, two days ahead of the August 5th opening ceremony, with the start of the women’s Olympic football (soccer) competition. Host country Brazil, and reigning World Cup and Olympic champions, USA, both opened their 2016 […]

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 […]

Latin American Film Festival of São Paulo Runs until July 27th

Latin American Film Festival of São Paulo Runs until July 27th

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The eleventh edition of the Latin American Film Festival of São Paulo highlights the growing presence of women in regional film production and honors the São Paulo filmmaker Anna Muylaert. The festival opened yesterday (July 20th) and runs until July 27th, showing 118 films from thirteen […]

Lost Opportunity For Rio’s Flamengo FC in the Brasileirão

Lost Opportunity For Rio’s Flamengo FC in the Brasileirão

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Writer RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This past weekend, the Campeonato Brasileiro (Brasileirão) Série A entered round nine as the top twenty football clubs in Brazil took the pitch on Saturday, June 18h, and Sunday, June 19th for round nine of the 38 round tournament. With a number of game-saving plays […]

Record Breaking Cold Hits Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo

Record Breaking Cold Hits Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In a city normally known for its tropical climate and renowned beaches, Rio de Janeiro’s six million residents had to bundle up on Monday, June 13th, as a cold spell hit the south of Brazil. Despite being in the winter season, on Monday, Rio de […]

Brazil’s Real Closes at R$3.44 to the Dollar but Stocks Drop

Brazil’s Real Closes at R$3.44 to the Dollar but Stocks Drop

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Yesterday (Wednesday, May 11th) in anticipation of the Brazilian senate’s vote to continue with the impeachment process of President Dilma Rousseff, the Brazilian real currency closed stronger to the U.S. dollar. The U.S. currency ended the day at R$3.44/US$1 in sales, down 0.6 percent compared […]

Taxi Drivers Resume Protests Against Uber in São Paulo

Taxi Drivers Resume Protests Against Uber in São Paulo

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Taxi drivers in São Paulo resumed protests today, May 11th, against the previous day’s decree from Mayor Fernando Haddad. The mayor’s decree essentially authorized the use of Uber and other smartphone-based ride-sharing-applications in the city. By 6AM, early Wednesday morning, May 11th, angry taxi drivers […]

Anti-Impeachment Protests Block Major Highways in Brazil

Anti-Impeachment Protests Block Major Highways in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Anti-impeachment demonstrations were held Tuesday in at least fifteen states and the capital in Brazil, with protesters blocking major highways and causing chaos for morning commuters in cities like Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Brasilia. The demonstrations were organized by the country’s leading workers’ […]

Housing Sales in São Paulo Plunge 16 Percent in March

Housing Sales in São Paulo Plunge 16 Percent in March

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Tuesday, May 10th, the São Paulo State Housing Syndicate (Secovi-SP) released the results of its most recent survey showing that new housing sales in São Paulo for March 2016 totaled 1,070 units, a 16 percent decrease compared to March 2015. Despite the March result, […]

Brazil’s Chamber Speaker is Suspended From Congress

Brazil’s Chamber Speaker is Suspended From Congress

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Supreme Court has approved a request by the country’s Prosecutor General, Rodrigo Janot, and has suspended Chamber of Deputies Speaker, Eduardo Cunha from his duties as legislator. Cunha is said to have received the order early on Thursday morning at his residence in Brasilia. […]

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