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By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Yesterday, October 9th, MetroRio inaugurated an integration measure with the vans of the favela communities of Rocinha and Vidigal, in Zona Sul. Users of both transportation facilities will now pay...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The "Sk8-Hi Art" exhibition will open on Thursday, September 1st and continue through Saturday, September 24th in the Galeria Homegrown Ipanema. Presented by American shoe manufacturing company Vans, the...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Perhaps the most famous landmark in Rio, the Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue, will be open 24-hours during the World Youth Day (WYD) week from July 23rd-28th, after a...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Mayor of Rio Eduardo Paes issued a decree banning public transport vans from operating in most of the city’s Zona Sul (South Zone) yesterday. This comes as the final...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A thirteen-year-old believed to have acted as the fare collector for the public transit van in which two foreign tourists were held hostage and attacked was apprehended by the...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Sales of cars, light vehicles and trucks grew 20.8 percent in March, compared to February, according to figures revealed by Anfavea, Brazil’s National Association of Vehicle Manufacturers. Although the total...
Editorial RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The attack on the foreign tourist couple that were riding in a passenger van in Rio over the weekend is a horrendous, terrible story that has shocked the world and outraged locals who use...
By Andrew Willis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANERIO, BRAZIL – Five accidents involving public buses took place across Rio de Janeiro city and the wider area on Wednesday (October 24). One person was killed and at least 58 others were...
By Andrew Willis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Recently re-elected city mayor Eduardo Paes has pledged to crack down on "mafia" groups that profit illegally off Rio’s vans. Paes announced last week that senior police official Cláudio Ferraz,...
By Eliza Preston, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Approximately 5,800 municipal vans are registered in the city of Rio, and there are thought to be hundreds if not thousands more operating illegally. Safety regulations appear loose and seldom...
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