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 leave. Here is a breakdown of ten stereotype gringos you’ll probably encounter while here.1. Backpacker - divides time between drinking caipirinhas at happy hour at...

Brazil vs. Bolivia Boasts the Highest Gate Receipts for Brazilian Soccer

By Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The earnings reported for the opening match of the 2019 Copa América, between Brazil and Bolivia, drew considerable...

Rio’s Governor Discusses ‘Blowing up’ Drug Dealers With a Missile

By Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The governor of Rio de Janeiro, Wilson Witzel, said traffickers from Cidade de Deus, a favela in...

Lawyers File a Lawsuit to Remove Minister Sergio Moro After Leaks

By Arkady PetrovRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Four lawyers filed a lawsuit on Friday, June 14th, in the Federal Court of São Paulo petitioning...

Police and Federal Public Prosecutor Target Religious Intolerance in Rio

By Richard MannRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Civil Police and the Federal Public Prosecutor (MPF) are working together to stop repeated attacks by...

Judge Acquits Bolsonaro’s Stabber as Mentally Ill; President Will Appeal

By Xiu YingRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Federal Judge Bruno Savino, on Friday, June 14th, acquitted Adélio Bispo de Oliveira, deemed criminally incapable in...

Startup From Pernambuco Captures US$20 Million in Capital

By Richard MannRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - InLoco, a startup from the state of Pernambuco, reported on Thursday, June 13th, that it had received...
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Netshoes Shareholders Approve Sale of Company to Magazine Luiza

By Xiu YingRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The shareholders of Netshoes, a company specializing in the sale of sporting goods through the Internet, agreed...

Inflation in Brazil Slows for all Social Groups, Says Research

By Richard MannRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Inflation has slowed for all social groups, especially for the lowest income bracket, the Institute of Applied...

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...

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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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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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Anitta’s Song “Faz Gostoso” With Madonna was Released

By Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As a result of Madonna's collaboration with Anitta, the song released this Friday, June 14th, as part...
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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...

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...

Entertainment

Nightlife Guide

Rio Nightlife Guide for Sunday, June 16, 2019

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

São Paulo Nightlife Guide for Sunday, June 16, 2019

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

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...

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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