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How Masculinity Stereotypes Contribute to Misogyny in Soccer

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Love and sexual conquests often build the idols' image in soccer. The flirtatious player's stereotype conveys what one should expect from a man who is an athlete - and guarantees a player a virtually free pass to do whatever he wants. Could the celebration...
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Fiocruz Expert: Rio de Janeiro Unprepared for Second Covid-19 Wave

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Infectologist Julio Croda, Fiocruz researcher, said that the state of Rio de Janeiro is the most concerning regarding a...

Analysis: Why Brazil, World’s Largest Soy Producer, Wants to Increase Imports

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian government has zeroed import tariffs on corn and the so-called soybean complex (grain, bran, and oil) until...

End of Social Distancing May Be Difficult for Those with “Cabin Fever”

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The return to the pre-pandemic routine, the relaxation of protective measures, the end of isolation or social distancing may...

Brazil Records 10,900 New Covid-19 Cases in 24 Hours (October 18th)

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil recorded 10,982 new cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours, reported yesterday, October 18th, the Ministry of Health. Since...

LGBTI+ Police Officers and Guards Launch Candidacies in Left-Wing Parties

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the opposite direction of the Bolsonarist wave promoting police candidacies, a group of public security professionals wants to...

Amazon, Netflix, Nubank, and Other Companies Offering Over 3,600 Jobs in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For those looking for a new job opportunity, several large companies and startups are now hiring. Like Carrefour, several companies...
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Amazon, Netflix, Nubank, and Other Companies Offering Over 3,600 Jobs in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For those looking for a new job opportunity, several large companies and startups are now hiring. Like Carrefour, several companies...

Analysis: Brazilian Debt Rise Concerns Investors, Requires Firm Action

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Metaphors with home economics are often used by analysts to explain to lay people the risks of a country...

Brazil Expects Record 2020/21 Grain Harvest, Estimated at 268.7 Million Tons

07RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil expects its 2020-2021 grain harvest to beat the record set by the newly completed season by 4.2 percent,...

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The Rio Times is an English language publication dedicated to anyone interested in Brazil and Latin America. Beyond keeping up with national and local events, The Rio Times will also cover issues of specific interest to foreign nationals here. Our mission is to provide our readers with a broad spectrum of information and improve their understanding of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Brazil, and Latin America.

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Brazil Deploys 8,500 Armed Forces in Rio de Janeiro

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The government announced yesterday (July 28th) that the implementation of the National Security Plan in...

In Colombia, Citizens are Bound by Their Feet for Quarantine Violation

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the past week, the municipal government of Tuchín, Córdoba, Colombia, stepped up its punishment of residents who violate...

Rio de Janeiro Recorded Heat Index of 54.8ºC on Saturday

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Those who were at Santa Cruz station, in Rio de Janeiro, around 12:45 PM on Saturday, felt as if...

More Than 50 Million Brazilians Living Below Poverty Line

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Data released yesterday (December 15th) by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) shows...

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The Brazilian Livestreams Guide for Monday, October 19, 2020

With Brazil stepping up precautionary measures against COVID 19, the entertainment sector in Rio and São Paulo has suspended its activities for an undetermined...

The Brazilian Livestreams Guide for Sunday, October 18, 2020

With Brazil stepping up precautionary measures against COVID 19, the entertainment sector in Rio and São Paulo has suspended its activities for an undetermined...

The Brazilian Livestreams Guide for Saturday, October 17, 2020

With Brazil stepping up precautionary measures against COVID 19, the entertainment sector in Rio and São Paulo has suspended its activities for an undetermined...

The Brazilian Livestreams Guide for Friday, October 16, 2020

With Brazil stepping up precautionary measures against COVID 19, the entertainment sector in Rio and São Paulo has suspended its activities for an undetermined...

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How to Avoid Auto Accidents on Chaotic Roadways

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the rapid increase in population worldwide, the number of private vehicles on the roads has grown tremendously. This...

Privatization of Rio Water Utility Raises Concerns About Access for Favelas

By Emily Zislis, in partnership with RioOnWatch RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The beginning of this contracting process has prompted fierce debate about whether a...

Is Buying Essays Online Safe and Legal?

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Order an essay on a given topic without unpleasant consequences? In short, yes, it is possible, as students like...

Leaders from Rio’s Favelas Stress Need for New Socio-economic Paradigms Amid Pandemic

By Thábara Garcia in partnership with RioOnWatch RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Several leaders and organizers from the city’s favelas and urban peripheries, who for...

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Brazil’s Tourism Sector More Regional and Cooperative Than Before Pandemic

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilians are traveling to closer locations, preferring cottages and villas and want greater flexibility to adjust their trips. These...

Industry Study: Crisis Has Closed 50,000 Businesses in Brazil’s Tourism Sector

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Albertina restaurant, in the West zone of São Paulo, portrays the tourist sector's current scenario in Brazil. Hit...

Mercosur Hosts World Tourism Day 2020 Official Celebrations

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For the first time in the history of World Tourism Day, the 2020 official celebration will be hosted by...

Countries Where Brazilians Can Travel During Pandemic

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - One of the sectors most impacted by the economic collapse brought about by the pandemic, having shrunk by 95...

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Gringo View: Where Are The Clowns?

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) There is an old circus-generated theatrical tradition that when everything is going wrong on stage and the audience...

Gringo View: Hic Sunt Dracones

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) Imagine the vision of a medieval ancient mariner, sailing west from Europe, unsure what lay ahead, lands unknown...

Opinion: Indeed, Are We Going Mad?

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) I recently read in this paper an op-ed where the author Peter Rosenwald started the article by ironically...

Gringo View: Our Existential Dilemma

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -  (Opinion) At the beginning of the third act of Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’, struggling in the knowledge of the rot and...

Opinion: Bolsonaro, Trump and the Centrão – a Curmudgeonly Conspiracy Theory

RIBEIRÃO PRETO, SP - (Opinion) In a recent column, we posited that the resurgent “Centrão” bloc in Brazil’s Congress has supplanted the “300 Picaretas”...
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