Florianópolis Mayor Suspected of Being Part of a Criminal Organization

By Xiu Ying, Contributing ReporterFLORIANÓPOLIS - Gean Loureiro, the mayor of Florianópolis, state capital of Santa Catarina, was arrested yesterday, June 18th, suspected of being part of a criminal organization that allegedly violated the legal confidentiality of police operations in Santa Catarina, in addition to participating in a scheme...

Runway Renovation Will Restrict Flights at Santos Dumont Airport in Rio

By Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Infraero announced on Monday, June 17th, a month-long renovation of the Santos Dumont airport's main runway, in...

For the First Time, a Brazilian University Does not Rank First...

By Richard Mann, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For the first time, Chile leads the Latin America University ranking published by The Times...

Brazilian State Rio Grande do Sul Seeks an Ambitious Recovery Plan

By Xiu YingRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The governor of Rio Grande do Sul (RS), Eduardo Leite, decided to reverse the budgetary practice that...

Come and Visist One of the Last Intact Zeppelin Hangar in...

By Dermot O'SullivanRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Few people are aware that Rio de Janeiro contains one of the last remaining intact airship hangars...

New BNDES President Convicted for Breaking Down Condominium Gates

By Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Gustavo Montezano, 38, the new president of the BNDES (National Bank for Economic and Social Development), was...

Over 340 Organizations Call on EU to Halt Mercosur Trade Talks...

By Newsfeed/AFPRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In an open letter, over 340 civil society organizations, including Greenpeace, are demanding that the European Union immediately...
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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 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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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...

GOL will Sell International Tickets for R$3.90 This Tuesday Night

By Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a promotional partnership with Brahma beer, GOL will be selling airline tickets for the cost of...

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,...

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...

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Nightlife Guide

Rio Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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

São Paulo Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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

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...

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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