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The CBF, Brazil Football, corruption, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Brazil News

Brazil Charges 96 Involved in R$4 Billion Football Fraud

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Receita Federal (RS) in Brazil, or federal internal revenue service, reported that since 2002...

Rio’s Cantagalo Favela Hosts its First Jazz Festival on June 6th

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the hopes of introducing more jazz music to the favela of Cantagalo while...

Sunday, May 31, 2015 Nightlife Guide

Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight American illusionist William Mandell will perform his magic show live at the Beluga restaurant in Shopping Downtown, located...

Saturday, May 30, 2015 Nightlife Guide

Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Currently riding high on the success of the single "Lean On," Danish singer-songwriter MØ returns Rio de Janeiro...

Brazil’s Federal Police to Investigate After FIFA Scandal

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Polícia Federal (Federal Police) has announced the opening of a investigation into possible...
Teachers continue to strike in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Brazil News

Teachers at Federal Universities in Brazil Go on Strike

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Professors and administrative officials at at least eighteen federal universities in twelve states in Brazil...

Brazil’s Economy Contracts 0.2 Percent in Q1 of 2015

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s economy registered a decrease of 0.2 percent during the first quarter of 2015 in...
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil News, Brazil, Francis Ford Coppola, Film Screenings in Brazil, Francis Ford Coppola: O Cronista Da América, Banco do Brasil

Francis Ford Coppola Retrospective Shown in Rio in June

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – During the month of June, Banco do Brasil will present Francis Ford Coppola: O...
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil News, Brazil, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Vivo Rio, Soul Concerts in Rio de Janeiro, Concerts in Rio de Janeiro, Shows in Rio de Janeiro, Daptone Records

Friday, May 29, 2015 Nightlife Guide

Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings will bring the best of authentic soul and classic funk to...

Rio Governor Pezão Pushing for Weapons Law in Congress

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio's Governor Luiz Fernando Pezão has appeared in front of the National Congress in...
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