Protests Held in Brazil Calling for Rousseff Impeachment

Protests Held in Brazil Calling for Rousseff Impeachment

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Protesters once again took to the streets on Sunday to demonstrate against the government of President Dilma Rousseff and call for her impeachment. The crowds, however, were much smaller than those seen during the protests in March and April of 2015. Pro-impeachment protests occurred in […]

New Ride-Sharing Transportation Service Arrives in Brazil

New Ride-Sharing Transportation Service Arrives in Brazil

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – BlaBlaCar, a French start-up, began operating in Brazil on November 30th. The app and online service is designed to connect car-drivers with room in their vehicles with members of the public in search of a lift. The passenger then contributes to the cost of […]

Palmeiras FC Win the Copa do Brasil on Penalties

Palmeiras FC Win the Copa do Brasil on Penalties

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The winner of the Copa do Brasil football championship was decided last night, Wednesday December 2nd, at Allianz Park in São Paulo. After two hours of hard play the score was 2-1 to Palmeiras, which pushed the game to penalties. Palmeiras triumphed 4-3. This […]

Students, Police Clash in Brazil Over Educational Reform

Students, Police Clash in Brazil Over Educational Reform

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A scuffle broke out between students and police on Tuesday night in one of São Paulo’s busiest avenues, with officers arresting four protesters. Students throughout the state have been protesting the government’s decision to reorganize the state’s public education system, closing down schools, and moving […]

Christmas Season Gets Started in São Paulo

Christmas Season Gets Started in São Paulo

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Christmas season started on Saturday in Latin America’s largest city, São Paulo, with the lighting of the traditional Christmas tree in front of the Ibirapuera Park. City officials, however, note that this will not be the only attraction during the season and expect thousands […]

Palmeiras Knock Fluminense Out of the Copa do Brasil

Palmeiras Knock Fluminense Out of the Copa do Brasil

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In a nail-biting match to decide who proceeds to the final of the Copa do Brasil competition, Rio team Fluminense lost out to Paulistas Palmeiras last night, October 28th. In the second of the semi-final games, the score was 2-1 when the whistle blew […]

Rio’s Fluminense One Step Closer to Copa do Brasil Final

Rio’s Fluminense One Step Closer to Copa do Brasil Final

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The fight has begun to see which pair of teams will proceed to the final of the Copa do Brasil. Last night, Wednesday, October 21st, Fluminense played Palmeiras, beating them 2-1, while Santos triumphed 3-1 over São Paulo completing the first round of the […]

São Paulo’s Avenida Paulista Closes to Traffic on Sundays

São Paulo’s Avenida Paulista Closes to Traffic on Sundays

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Dozens of Brazilian cities close main roadways on Sunday so that the population may use the area to ride bikes, walk and assemble. São Paulo Mayor, Fernando Haddad, has intended to replicate that scenario when he decided to close to traffic on Sundays the city’s […]

Azul’s Air Pass Opens Up Brazil to Travelers from the U.S.

Azul’s Air Pass Opens Up Brazil to Travelers from the U.S.

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Azul, Brazil’s largest independent airline, is offering its customers traveling from U.S. to Brazil a choice of two unlimited flight packages. Known as Azul Air Passes, the deal opens up all of the airline’s one hundred routes in the country for US$299 for ten […]

Real Estate Prices Fall in Brazil for Second Consecutive Month

Real Estate Prices Fall in Brazil for Second Consecutive Month

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Figures released on Friday, October 2nd, by FipeZap, the Economic Research Foundation Institute (Fipe), showed that the price of residential property in twenty Brazilian cities fell 0.12 percent in September. It is the second month in a row the country has experienced a downturn […]