“Rolezinhos” Movement Extends to Rio: Daily

“Rolezinhos” Movement Extends to Rio: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Friday, January 17th, one Rio judge ruled to prohibit a “rolezinho” scheduled to take place a Leblon mall on Sunday, while across the Guanabara Bay, in Niterói another judge struck down a similar injunction, allowing the “rolezinho” there in Niterói’s Plaza Mall to […]

Access MBA Tour Returns to Brazil Feb 20-22nd

Access MBA Tour Returns to Brazil Feb 20-22nd

By Mariya Toneva, Access MBA RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The prestigious Access MBA Tour will once again take place in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, February 20th and in São Paulo on Saturday, February 22nd 2013. With a groundbreaking One-to-One event concept, Access MBA helps business professionals tap into the global leadership pool by […]

U.S. Dollar Hits Highest Exchange Rate: Daily

U.S. Dollar Hits Highest Exchange Rate: Daily

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One U.S. dollar soared to R$2.391 on the close of trading in São Paulo on Thursday, January 2nd, marking the biggest decrease in conversion of the currency in four months. Analysts attribute the decline can be attributed to the Brazilian government’s plan to reduce the […]

Rio’s Military Police Most Corrupt in Brazil: Daily

Rio’s Military Police Most Corrupt in Brazil: Daily

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Military Police in Rio de Janeiro are Brazil’s most corrupt police force, according to the National Victimization Survey, commissioned by the Ministry of Justice and the United Nations Program for Development. The study also showed that the state of Rio is subject to more […]

Two Dead in São Paulo Stadium Collapse: Daily

Two Dead in São Paulo Stadium Collapse: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Two workers were killed at the Arena Itaquerão World Cup stadium site in São Paulo this afternoon. Fabio Luiz Perreira, 42, and Ronaldo Oliveira Santos, 44, lost their lives when a crane collapsed onto the roof of the stadium. Constructors Odebrecht have stopped work at […]

Out and About in São Paulo: December

Out and About in São Paulo: December

By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – As most of the United States and Europe begin to bundle up ahead of a chilly winter, the mercury’s rise signals both the beginning of summer and a more dynamic social calendar for Brazilians. For those hitting São Paulo for either business or pleasure […]

Brazil’s Gol Airline Could Make Domestic Flight Cuts: Daily

Brazil’s Gol Airline Could Make Domestic Flight Cuts: Daily

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian airline Gol has cited a reduction in the country’s growth forecast as a reason for slashing its domestic network of flights, which has already been reduced by fourteen percent since 2011. This announcement has sparked concern over the ability of football (soccer) fans to travel between […]

Bliive, Winning Brazilian Startup: Daily

Bliive, Winning Brazilian Startup: Daily

By Kristen Nozell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Creative Business Cup Brasil, a worldwide entrepreneurial competition for new business ideas, is going global this week after announcing the winner of the national stage earlier this month, Bliive, a social network aiming to foster the exchange of ideas and education from person to person. […]

Halloween 2013 Festivities Across Brazil

Halloween 2013 Festivities Across Brazil

By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter SALVADOR, BRAZIL – Halloween in Brazil may not share the same level of popularity as in North America, but more and more of the seasonal celebrations are cropping up each year, thanks in part to a growing number of expatriates in the country. Brazilians’ appetite for such parties also shows […]

Out and About in São Paulo: November

Out and About in São Paulo: November

By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – São Paulo may be the country’s financial capital, and world’s seventh largest city by population, but Paulistanos also know how to unwind. The metropolis’ endless array of cultural offerings are the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle, so for those hitting São Paulo […]