Rio Approves State Law That Requires Electric Scooter Users to Take Test

By Xiu YingRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Legislative Assembly of the State of Rio de Janeiro (Alerj) approved, on Thursday, June 13th, a bill to regulate scooters and similar electric models, such as unicycles and electric bicycles. The law provides for the compulsory online testing of basic traffic...

Just Another Morning in the Vidigal Favela With Wild Firefights

 By Henry MontaltoRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Another busy morning in the Vidigal favela in Rio de Janeiro, with wild police firefights. Families and...

First National Strike in Bolsonaro’s Government Seen as Timid

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – President Jair Bolsonaro’s administration faced its first national strike on Friday, with Brazil’s main workers’...

Heavy Rains Leave Seven Dead in Recife

By Newsfeed/XinhuaRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At least seven people died and three others were missing after heavy rains pounded Recife, capital of Brazil's...

New to Rio de Janeiro? Here are the Top Apps to...

By Nikola Grace RadleyRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The right apps really can make our lives easier. We use them to order food, to...

New Lava-Jato Leak: While Mocking Lula’s Testimony, Moro was Instructing the...

By Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Former federal judge and current Justice Minister Sérgio Moro's conduct in the trial of former President Lula...

‘Eu Abraço o Rio’: Activists Want to Prove That Citizens can...

By Harold EmertRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio entrepreneur Luiza Figueira de Mello, 42, founder of "R.evolution Club", a digital wellness platform, has ambitious...
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Brazilian Insurance Market Grows 4.9 Percent in the First Quarter of the Year

By Richard MannRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian insurance market turnover totaled R$81 billion (US$20.3 billion) in the first quarter of this year, showing a...

Brazilian Startups Offer Wait Staff Service Uber Style

By Arkady PetrovRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The App age has greatly simplified the process of ordering professional services: this is the case with...

Brazilian Bank to Return R$20 Billion to the Federal Government to Reduce Public Debt

By Xiu YingRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The president of state-owned savings bank Caixa Econômica Federal, Pedro Guimarães, announced on Wednesday, June 12th, the...

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Brazil General Strike: Bus, Subway, and Trains in São Paulo to Stop on June 14th

By Richard Mann, Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Most of the public transportation workers in São Paulo have decided to join the general strike...

Will Monarchy Return to Brazil? Yes, Insists Prince Bertrand Orléans e Bragança

By Harold EmertRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Presidency of Jair Bolsonaro is a step towards the return to Monarchy, claims the second-in-line to...

Watch Music Video of Woman Accusing Neymar of Rape

By Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Watch the woman accusing Neymar of having raped her in Zula's music video “Fogo Cruzado”. Her name...
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Glenn Greenwald and his Family Threatened Over Brazilian Lava-Jato Leaks

By Newsfeed/AFP/TelesurRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald said on Thursday, June 13th, that he has received "grotesque" threats also targeting his...

Entertainment

Nightlife Guide

Rio Nightlife Guide for Saturday, June 15, 2019

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

São Paulo Nightlife Guide for Saturday, June 15, 2019

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

São Paulo Nightlife Guide for Friday, June 14, 2019

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

Rio Nightlife Guide for Friday, June 14, 2019

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

Travel

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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Eco-Licenses Granted for new Vehicles in Fernando de Noronha Islands

By Arkady PetrovRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Fernando de Noronha's administration authorized, on Saturday, June 8th, the issue of the first ecological licenses for...

Uliving Will be Rio’s New Option for Student Housing

By Harold EmertRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a city that is continuously renewing itself, the sad news of the closing of Novo Mundo,...

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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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