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Brazil’s Primary Deficit to end the Year Below R$80 Billion, Guedes Says

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The inflow of extraordinary income, mainly in the second semester, will lead the Central Government - National Treasury, Social Welfare and Central Bank - to end 2019 with a primary deficit of R$80 billion (US$20 billion), announced the Minister of Economy, Paulo Guedes, in...
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Ten (Almost) Unknown Destinations in Rio de Janeiro to Escape the...

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - We know why the state Rio de Janeiro is known worldwide: Sugar Loaf, Christ the Redeemer, Copacabana, Paraty, Búzios...

Dollar Closes Over R$4.20 for First Time in History

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Dollar broke a new closing record on Monday, November 18th. After trading lower for much of the day,...

Opinion: Can Chief Justice Toffoli Avert a Brazilian Institutional Crisis?

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -  Last week’s decisions by Brazil’s Supreme Court STF, which adhered to the literal language of the Constitution, thus barring...

State Police Have Pulled 5,000 Guns off Rio’s Streets since January

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Rio de Janeiro State Police have pulled 451 rifles out of circulation since the beginning of the year...

Rio City Hall Announces Five Stages of Rainfall Monitoring

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The city will now have five stages in the scale of rainfall monitoring, instead of only three. The change, which...

Brazil’s F-1 Grand Prix Records Best Audience in Interlagos Since 2001

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Unthreatened by rain and disputed under bright sunshine, the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix recorded its best attendance since...
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Dollar Closes Over R$4.20 for First Time in History

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Dollar broke a new closing record on Monday, November 18th. After trading lower for much of the day,...

Global Debt Surges to Record Levels, Continuing Fraught Upward Trend

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The international debt steeple continues to grow - with no end in sight for the time being. As data...

Record Informal Employment Cuts Brazilian Economy’s Productivity

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The record informality in the labor market is contributing to a drop in the productivity of the Brazilian economy,...

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For the First Time in Brazil, Blacks are the Majority in Public Universities

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In 2018, for the first time, black students (black or mulatto) constituted a majority - 50.3 percent - of...
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The Mysterious Gay Underground World of São Paulo

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Once a month private parties are held in public venues, usually hidden in old factories or cultural centers like Cinemas,...

China Makes US$100 Billion in Funds Available to Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - China has placed at the disposal of Jair Bolsonaro's government more than US$100 billion (R$400 billion) from at least...

Forty Faulty Chinese-Manufactured Trains Taken out of Circulation in Rio de Janeiro

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to the concessionaire, the removal will require operational changes as of Monday. Among these changes is the increase...

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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...

Savoring the Traditional Christmas Dinner in Brazil

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At first glance, Europeans and Americans far from home will likely find themselves contented in...

Brazil Strives for Economic Equality

By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As Brazil’s economy has boomed its poverty rates have halved over the...

Brazilian Police Arrest Wanted Drug Kingpin with Mansion and Yacht

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Police said they raided a beachfront mansion Sunday morning, successfully capturing a leader of one of Brazil's most prolific...

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Entertainment

Nightlife Guide

Rio Nightlife Guide for Monday, November 18, 2019

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

São Paulo Nightlife Guide for Monday, November 18, 2019

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

Rio Nightlife Guide for Sunday, November 17, 2019

We have the top three picks for this Thursday, and below is a list of bars and pubs that are always a good option. MÚSICA...

São Paulo Nightlife Guide for Sunday, November 17, 2019

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

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The Mysterious Gay Underground World of São Paulo

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Once a month private parties are held in public venues, usually hidden in old factories or cultural centers like Cinemas,...

Best Travel Technology: Must-have Devices for Every Traveler – Sponsored

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Are you ready for your next adventure? It doesn’t matter whether you are traveling with family or friends; you...
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“Casa Nem” in Copacabana Is Sanctuary for Rio’s Transgender and LGBT

Text by Kees Rottinghuis / Fotos by Jonathan Alpeyrie RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In Casa Nem a party is being prepared, so the house...

Study: Sleep and Anxiety Prescription Drugs Kill More Than Cocaine

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The World Health Organization (WHO) and scientists at the University of British Columbia, Canada, caution that drugs containing the...

Travel

Ten (Almost) Unknown Destinations in Rio de Janeiro to Escape the Obvious

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - We know why the state Rio de Janeiro is known worldwide: Sugar Loaf, Christ the Redeemer, Copacabana, Paraty, Búzios...

Thirty Brazilian Colonial Cities Worth Visiting

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Built during the colonial period, some historic cities scattered throughout Brazil managed to preserve some of the features of...

Brazil’s Iguaçu Falls Celebrated 8th Year Among the Seven Wonders of Nature

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - To celebrate the date, the Iguaçu National Park invited all visitors to Iguaçu Falls (Iguazú in Spanish) to publish...

Pedra do Elefante Hike Near Rio de Janeiro

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Of the easily accessible hikes within the Rio metropolitan area, the Pedra do Elefante (aka Alto Mourão) is arguably...

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Op-Ed

Opinion: Can Chief Justice Toffoli Avert a Brazilian Institutional Crisis?

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -  Last week’s decisions by Brazil’s Supreme Court STF, which adhered to the literal language of the Constitution, thus barring...

Opinion: How the Presumption of Innocence Could Cause a Brazilian Constitutional Crisis

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The landmark decision, on November 7th, by Brazil’s Supreme Court (STF), holding by a slim 6 – 5 margin...
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Letter: “A Shiver Of Sharks (doo-doo, doo-doo-doo-doo!)”

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Please allow me to introduce myself: I’m a baseball fan. More specifically: a lifelong, unswervingly loyal New York Yankees...

Opinion: When is Enough, Enough?

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For each of the hundreds of thousands of demonstrators marching in the streets of Brazil, Chile, Bolivia, Hong Kong,...

Opinion: Distortions in The Looking Glass

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This gringo has been spending too many hours trying to discern what is really going on in this crazy...