Yearly Archives: 2012

New Year’s Eve – Monday, December 31st, 2012, Nightlife Guide

Monday's Rio Nightlife Pick - By far the biggest party in Rio tonight is the famous New Year's Eve celebration on Copacabana Beach, with...

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013 Nightlife Guide

Tuesday's Rio Nightlife Pick - Keep celebrating the New Year at Casa da Matriz's The After Party. Play a game of beer pong...
Brazil Shopping, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil News

Christmas Shopping Fever in Rio: Daily

By Leo Byrne, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio’s inhabitants were struck with Christmas shopping fever this season with consumers spending thousands of...
Those caught drinking-and-driving in Brazil now face a fine of R$1,915, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil News

Drunk Driving Fines Increased: Daily

By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A major anti-drinking and driving operation by Rio police has led to over 150...
Sandra Catalina Roncances was dragged by a taxi driver in Rio, image recreation.

Tourist Dragged by Taxi Over R$4: Daily

By Nicole Froio, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A taxi driver who dragged a passenger to avoid giving R$4 in change will be...
State Secretary of Security José Mariano Beltrame (center) and new UPP Commander Paulo Henrique Azevedo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil News

New UPP Head to Make Changes: Daily

By Nicole Froio, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The new Police Pacifying Units (UPPs) commander Colonel Paulo Henrique Azevedo has announce his first...
Michael Misick was living in Ipanema, and arrested in Rio on December 7th, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil News

Ex-Caribbean Premier Arrested in Rio

By Andrew Willis, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A former prime minister of the Turks and Caicos Islands, Michael Misick, was arrested...
Vale machinery

Battle Over Royalties Continues in Brazil

By Andrew Willis, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A result of the ongoing battle over oil royalties paid in Brazil, is...
Minas PPP Prison

Brazil to Open First Public-Private Prison

By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing ReporterBRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – A prison in the state of Minas Gerais will be the country’s first public-private partnership (PPP)...
Grocery shopping in Brazil for Christmas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil News

Food Prices Up 20 Percent for Christmas

By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing ReporterBRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – Putting Christmas dinner on the table could be considerably pricier than last year, research shows. The...
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