Recent Huge Gas Discovery by Petrobras Could be Gamechanger for Brazil

By Richard Mann, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian oil and gas giant Petrobras just made its biggest discovery in Sergipe since pre-salt, in 2006. From six fields, it expects to extract 20 million cubic meters (m³) of natural gas per day, the equivalent of one-third of Brazil's...

Historic Farms in State of Rio Resume Coffee Production and Tourism...

By Richard MannRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A project in southern Rio de Janeiro State is encouraging historic farms to resume coffee production. The...

Transgender People Will Have Openings in Training Workshops in Rio de...

By Arkady PetrovRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Favela Mundo NGO will allocate ten percent of free vocational workshops to transgender people starting in...

President of Brazil’s National Development Bank (BNDES) Resigns

By Xiu YingRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The president of the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES), Joaquim Levy, submitted his resignation...

Latam Flight Heading to Rome Returns to São Paulo After Maintenance...

By Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - A Latam Boeing 767 bound for Rome, Italy, was forced to return to Guarulhos International Airport (São Paulo)...

Husband of Brazilian Federal Deputy Assassinated

By C.H. GardinerRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A well-known Brazilian politician's husband was shot and killed early Sunday morning in what police said has...

Brazilian Odebrecht to Decide Today Whether to File for Bankruptcy

By Newsfeed/Valor EconômicoSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The board of the once all-powerful and deeply corrupt conglomerate Odebrecht is expected to give a green light...
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Historic Farms in State of Rio Resume Coffee Production and Tourism Increases

By Richard MannRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A project in southern Rio de Janeiro State is encouraging historic farms to resume coffee production. The...

Brazilian Odebrecht to Decide Today Whether to File for Bankruptcy

By Newsfeed/Valor EconômicoSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The board of the once all-powerful and deeply corrupt conglomerate Odebrecht is expected to give a green light...

Startup From Pernambuco Captures US$20 Million in Capital

By Richard MannRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - InLoco, a startup from the state of Pernambuco, reported on Thursday, June 13th, that it had received...

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The Rio Times is an English language publication dedicated to anyone interested in Brazil. 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, and Brazil.

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The Ten Gringos You Will Meet in Rio de Janeiro

By Nikola Grace RadleyRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Foreigners (gringos) flock to Rio every year. Many stay for a short time, and some never...

Brazil vs. Bolivia Boasts the Highest Gate Receipts for Brazilian Soccer

By Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The earnings reported for the opening match of the 2019 Copa América, between Brazil and Bolivia, drew considerable...
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Anitta’s Song “Faz Gostoso” With Madonna was Released

By Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As a result of Madonna's collaboration with Anitta, the song released this Friday, June 14th, as part...

Recent Huge Gas Discovery by Petrobras Could be Gamechanger for Brazil

By Richard Mann, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian oil and gas giant Petrobras just made its biggest discovery in Sergipe since pre-salt,...

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Nightlife Guide

Rio Nightlife Guide for Monday, June 17, 2019

We have the top three picks for this Monday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good...

São Paulo Nightlife Guide for Monday, June 17, 2019

We have the top three picks for this Monday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good...

Rio Nightlife Guide for Sunday, June 16, 2019

We have the top three picks for this Sunday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good...

São Paulo Nightlife Guide for Sunday, June 16, 2019

We have the top three picks for this Sunday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good...

Travel

Historic Farms in State of Rio Resume Coffee Production and Tourism Increases

By Richard MannRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A project in southern Rio de Janeiro State is encouraging historic farms to resume coffee production. The...
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Latam Flight Heading to Rome Returns to São Paulo After Maintenance Issue

By Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - A Latam Boeing 767 bound for Rome, Italy, was forced to return to Guarulhos International Airport (São Paulo)...

95.4 Percent of Tourists Intend to Return to Brazil, Says Survey

By Arkady PetrovRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Most of the foreign tourists who visited Brazil in 2018 intend to return, according to the International...

Getting Romantic in Rio for “Dia dos Namorados”

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Love is in the air this Wednesday, June 12th, as “Dia dos Namorados” (Lovers’ Day)...

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Op-Ed

Lava-Jato: Chronicle of a Death Foretold

Column, by Michael RoysterRIBEIRÃO PRETO, BRAZIL – Twice last year there were times when the imminent passing of Lava-Jato into history, accompanied by cheering...

Letter: A Constitutional Monarchy is the Best Form of Government

Letter to the Editor by Joshua TelserCHICAGO, ILLINOIS - I am a "Brazilophile" and when not there, which is most of the time, I...

“Yo, el Supremo”; or “The Toffoli Factor”: a Cautionary Tale From Brazil

Opinion, by Michael RoysterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – In 1974, Paraguayan author Augusto Roa Bastos published a novel, whose title in English was “I, the...

Rio – The Beautiful Bagunça

Column By Patrick FitzgeraldRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The other morning I went to play a little "altinha" (keepy uppy) down in the football...

Opinion: Brazil’s Continuing Institutional Problem

Opinion, by Michael RoysterRIBEIRÃO PRETO, BRAZIL – Three years ago, the Curmudgeon published a comment describing Brazil's biggest problem: the 1988 Constitution created an...
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