Rio Voted South America’s Best LGBT Beach Destination

Rio Voted South America’s Best LGBT Beach Destination

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio de Janeiro has long been considered a popular landing spot for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community; and on Wednesday, September 28th, that reputation was cemented as the Cidade Maravilhosa was named the LGBT community’s favorite beach destination in South America. The […]

Palestino Stuns Rio’s Flamengo Out of Copa Sul-Americana

Palestino Stuns Rio’s Flamengo Out of Copa Sul-Americana

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last night, Wednesday, September 28th, Flamengo’s campaign in the 2016 Copa Sul-Americana came to a crashing halt with the club’s 2×1 loss to Chile’s Palestino football (soccer) club. Wednesday’s loss continued a string of disappointing losses for the Rubro-Negro this year, including early exits from […]

Wealthy Businessman Leads Mayoral Race in São Paulo

Wealthy Businessman Leads Mayoral Race in São Paulo

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – More than 8.8 million residents of São Paulo city will go to the polls on Sunday, October 2nd, to choose the city’s new mayor and 55 council representatives. While three of the candidates seeking the city’s top post have already held the position, the candidate […]

Opinion: Brazil’s Important Municipal Elections

Opinion: Brazil’s Important Municipal Elections

Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANERIO, BRAZIL – Because the Olympics and Paralympics have dominated news from Rio de Janeiro, It may have escaped the attention of those readers of The Rio Times who don’t live here, but Brazil will have municipal elections this Sunday, October 2nd. These are more important than many think. […]

Uncertainty Reigns at the 32nd São Paulo Art Bienal

Uncertainty Reigns at the 32nd São Paulo Art Bienal

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Visitors walking into the 32nd São Paulo Art Bienal are asked to ponder the uncertainties of the world we live in today, with political upheavals, violence, climate change, migration exodus and increasing xenophobia. With the title Incerteza Viva (Live Uncertainty), curators seek to address these […]

Top of Brasileirão Collide as Rio’s Flamengo Battles Palmeiras

Top of Brasileirão Collide as Rio’s Flamengo Battles Palmeiras

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With the popular Rio 2016 Paralympics nearing its conclusion, Brazilian sports fans turned their attention momentarily Wednesday (September 14th) night to the showdown in the Campeonato Brasileiro (Brasileirão) Série A between the leagues top two teams, as number one Palmeiras faced off against number two, […]

Paralympic Torch Visits São Paulo Ahead of 2016 Rio Paralympics

Paralympic Torch Visits São Paulo Ahead of 2016 Rio Paralympics

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Sunday, September 4th, the Paralympic torch relay continued its epic journey throughout Brazil passing through the country’s commercial capital, São Paulo. In total, the Paralympic flame will visit six cities, Brasília, Belém, Natal, São Paulo, Joinville, and finally Rio de Janeiro for the opening […]

Rousseff’s Impeachment Sparks Reactions in Brazil and Abroad

Rousseff’s Impeachment Sparks Reactions in Brazil and Abroad

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Reaction to former President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment on Wednesday (August 31st) came swiftly, both from within Brazil as well as from foreign nations. Abroad, a few Latin American countries criticized the decision to oust Rousseff, but not all reaction was negative. In São Paulo, violence […]

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 […]

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