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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The NGO RioSolidario celebrated the ten year anniversary of its children’s education space in Complexo da Maré, having served over 2,000 families in this period from the Vila do João...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The basketball school Escolinha FlaBasquete, set up by the State Department for Sports, Leisure, and Youth, in partnership with Flamengo Regatta Club, is providing over 500 children with free basketball...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Living abroad can be challenging at the best of times. However wonderful life is in one’s adopted country, and however acclimated someone becomes, there will always be times when they...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, took to social media on Wednesday to criticize a project by a House of Representatives delegate which would cut the budget of one of the...
By Sarah Brown, contributing reporter RIO DE JANIERO, BRAZIL - This Saturday "The House" plays host to Cineclube, an event that screens various thought-provoking documentaries which touch upon social and political issues. These events, which started at the end of...
By George Utley and Maria Creamer, Contributing Reporters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On June 21st President Dilma Rousseff was officially announced as the Worker's Party (PT) 2014 presidential candidate for re-election in October this year, while Michel Temer will...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A rumor that the Bolsa Família anti-poverty program was set to close led to hundreds of thousands of families withdrawing the state benefit over the weekend. Caixa Econômica Federal, the...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With the FIFA Confederations Cup and World Youth Day (WYD 2013) set to arrive in Rio, the city has seen pacification operations in favelas at the base of Corcovado...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Ministry for Cities has announced it is launching an inquiry into accusations that former civil servants defrauded the government’s major public housing program, known as Minha Casa Minha...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has reiterated his support for Brazil’s incumbent president, Dilma Rousseff, to run for a second term in office in the 2014 presidential...
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