São Paulo State Could Reinstate Restrictions to Contain Covid-19 Surge, Says Governor

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With a high rate of coronavirus transmission and hospitalizations in the state of São Paulo, the contingency center will propose the João Doria government that it again harden social isolation measures. Folha found that part of the group advocates that the whole state should revert...

Brazilian Minister of Education Rejects Agreement to Shake off Homophobia Inquiry

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Minister of Education Milton Ribeiro rejected the agreement offered by the Prosecutor General's Office (PGR) that could relieve him...

Paraná State Capital’s Public Health System Could Collapse in Seven Days

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The surge in new Covid-19 cases in Curitiba and the Metropolitan Region is pushing the city's medical care structure...

China Essential Partner for Brazil’s Sustainable Growth, Says Brazilian VP

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - China is an essential partner for Brazil as the South American country envisions a future combining economic growth with...

Brazil’s Health Minister Admits Covid-19 Case Surge

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil recorded 37,614 new cases and 691 deaths from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours and now totals 6,204,220...

Second Slaughter in Ceará Interior Town Leaves Seven Dead

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A slaughter in the city of Ibaretama, interior of Ceará State, left seven dead in the early hours of...

Brazil´s Universal Church Bishops in Angola Convicted of Insult and Contempt

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The bishops, two of them Angolan and the other Brazilian, were arrested by the authorities and tried in the...
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Pandemic Prompts Massive Foreign Investment Decline in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The crisis triggered by the novel coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19) has led to a reduction in foreign direct investment in...

Inflation Warning: Brazil Records High Wholesale Price Rise in 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With no slack in wholesale price rises and with negative news on climate and the reorganization of administered rates,...

Fitch Ratings More Optimistic About Latin America

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Latin American corporate credit indicators point to an improving economic and operating environment for most countries across the region...

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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 Thursday, November 26, 2020

LIVESTREAM: Marcos Valle (online) – Tonight, Sesc Ao Vivo presents the MPB songwriter, singer and instrumentalist Marcos Valle. The show starts at 7 PM and will...

The Brazilian Livestreams Guide for Tuesday, November 24, 2020

LIVESTREAM: Romero Lubambo Trio (online) – Tonight, Sesc Ao Vivo invites the Romero Lubambo Trio for a live performance. The instrumental group will play with the...

The Brazilian Livestreams Guide for Monday, November 23, 2020

LIVE SHOW - RIO DE JANEIRO: Samba do Trabalhador (Andaraí) – Samba do Trabalhador, the traditional "roda de samba" from Rio's Zona Norte, is finally...

The Brazilian Livestreams Guide for Sunday, November 22, 2020

LIVESTREAM: Xande de Pilares and Tassia Reis (online) – This Sunday, the pagode master Xande de Pilares, along with the hip-hop artist Tassia Reis, will...

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Rio’s Urban Peripheries Literary Festival Celebrates Brazilian Black Feminist Pioneers

By Pilar Boyero in partnership with RioOnWatch.org RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio's Urban Peripheries Literary Festival (FLUP), which has taken place since 2012 across...

Brazil Seen as One of Best Places to Obtain Second Residency

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – While many Brazilians are trying to find ways to move permanently out of the country, Patricia Nunes Leigh and her...

‘Giro 2020’ Project Prepares Underrepresented Political Candidates for Rio Elections

by Natalia Galicza in partnership with RioOnWatch RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As election season rolls through Rio de Janeiro, residents have signaled that more is...

Understanding ETIAS, Europe’s New Visa Waiver System for Schengen Area

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In 2022 the EU will launch the European Travel Information and Authorization System, a new visa waiver for traveling...


Café Hotel, in Rio das Flores, Promises Immersion In State of Rio Colonial History

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Café Hotel offers a true immersion in the past. Located between Rio das Flores and Vassouras in Rio...

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...


Gringo View: The Trump & Bolsonaro Cults – Suspension of Disbelief

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - When we put our observable reality on the shelf to enjoy flying ‘faster than a speeding bullet’ with ‘Superman’...

Opinion: How the Coronavirus Killed the Trump Presidency

RIBEIRÃO PRETO, SP – (Opinion) Donald Trump consciously used lies to bolster his presidency, starting with his inaugural address, where he claimed more people...

Gringo View: Endgame

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) Sadly, I have to admit that I was drastically wrong. Despite the fact that Joe Biden has at last...

Opinion: Calculate We Must – The US Presidential Elections

Ribeirão Preto, SP – (Opinion) On Monday, November 2nd, this contemplative pundit made two calculated forecasts for the US presidential elections: (1) “All the above...

Opinion: Thinking the Unthinkable – Trump’s Dark Vision

Ribeirão Preto, SP - (Opinion) My fellow gringo Peter Rosenwald has put forward the case for returning the U.S. to something of a semblance...
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