Yearly Archives: 2012

Armin Van Buuren, three-time winner of DJ Mag's Best DJ in the World title, will play Rio Music Conference's Copacabana stage on Friday February 17, photo by FSB Comunicações.

Rio Music Conference 2012 Arrives

By Laura Madden, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Although the name invokes images of men in suits with briefcases, the Rio Music Conference...
President Dilma Rousseff giving speech at 2012 CDES meeting, photo by Wilson Dias/ABr.

Brazil Strives for Economic Equality

By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As Brazil’s economy has boomed its poverty rates have halved over the...
Land Rover Evoque manufacturing in the UK is at capacity, and will soon be starting in developing markets, Brazil News

Jaguar Land Rover to Open Factory in Brazil

By Laura Madden, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After months of speculation, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) CEO Ralph Speth in January confirmed plans...
The Carperos are said to have become increasingly violent against the Brasiguayo in Eastern Paraguay in recent weeks, Brazil News

Paraguay Landless and Brazilians Clash

By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing ReporterÑACUNDAY, PARAGUAY – Tensions have reached boiling point in a landownership dispute between landless Paraguayans and Brazilian-born farmers, known locally...

First Classico Ends in Stalemate

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The first Carioca Taça Guanabara classico of 2012 ended goalless on Sunday evening as...
The view from Vidigal includes Leblon and Ipanema beaches, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil News

Vidigal Guesthouses Thrive After UPP

By Nathan M. Walters, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Prior to the pacification of Vidigal in November 2011, a visit to the favela...
The queen and princesses of the Festa da Uva, Wine Festival in Caxias do Sul, Brazil News

Festa da Uva, Caxias do Sul Wine Fest

By Marie Naudascher, Contributing ReporterCAXIAS DO SUL, BRAZIL - Every two years, the city of Caxias do Sul, 120 km south from Porto Alegre,...
2012 Bloco Me Esquece in Leblon, Carnival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil News


EditorialRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – My priorities need to be reset, and sorry for sharing too much personal information but my parents came to...
The Curmudgeon, also known as Michael Royster.

The Curmudgeon on Cops and Carnival

Opinion, by Michael RoysterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Salvador, Bahia, today, is the scene of events that remind the Curmudgeon of that old familiar...



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