Over 340 Organizations Call on EU to Halt Mercosur Trade Talks Over Brazil Abuses

By Newsfeed/AFPRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In an open letter, over 340 civil society organizations, including Greenpeace, are demanding that the European Union immediately halt free trade agreement negotiations with the Mercosur bloc (Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay) on the grounds of deteriorating human rights and environmental conditions in...

Visa Waiver for Citizens of USA, Canada, Australia, and Japan Effective...

By Arkady PetrovRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The decree signed by President Jair Bolsonaro exempting tourists from four countries (United States, Canada, Australia, and...

Odebrecht Files for Bankruptcy: Biggest Judicial Recovery Case in Brazil’s History

By Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL -  Odebrecht SA, one of the companies at the heart of Brazil's massive Car Wash (Lava Jato) corruption scandal,...

Federal Deputy David Miranda, Greenwald’s Husband, Reports Death Threats to Police

By Arkady PetrovRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Married to journalist Glenn Greenwald, founder of The Intercept Brasil website, Federal Deputy David Miranda of the...

Brazilian Court Freezes 36 Properties in Neymar’s Name Over Alleged Tax...

By Richard Mann, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Involved in a rape charge by the model Najila Trindade, striker Neymar faces further issues...

Vatican Proposes to Ordain Married Priests in Amazonia

By Xiu Ying, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Vatican released yesterday, June 17th, the preliminary document for the Synod of Bishops on...

Research Study Concludes That Pesticides Soon Penetrate an Apple’s Peel

By Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A researcher from the Federal University of Goiás (UFG) found that a type of agrochemical used to...
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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,...

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...

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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...

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,...

Visa Waiver for Citizens of USA, Canada, Australia, and Japan Effective Since Yesterday

By Arkady PetrovRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The decree signed by President Jair Bolsonaro exempting tourists from four countries (United States, Canada, Australia, and...

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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Nightlife Guide

São Paulo Nightlife Guide for Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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

Rio Nightlife Guide for Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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

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...

Travel

Visa Waiver for Citizens of USA, Canada, Australia, and Japan Effective Since Yesterday

By Arkady PetrovRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The decree signed by President Jair Bolsonaro exempting tourists from four countries (United States, Canada, Australia, and...

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...

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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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