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Brazil, Brasilia, Admiral Sobrinho and Minister Rebelo explain Armed Forces actions to combat mosquito that carries the Zika Virus,

Brazil’s Armed Forces To Help Combat Zika Virus

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The government of Brazil announced on Wednesday (January 27th) it was placing 220,000 armed forces...
Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Mitsui Brasil, Gaspetro

Brazilian Judge Halts Petrobras’ Gaspetro Sale to Japan’s Mitsui

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A Brazilian federal judge has suspended the sale of 49 percent of Petrobras' subsidiary, Gaspetro,...
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil News, Brazil, Varieté, Film Screenings in Rio de Janeiro, Cine Odeon – Centro Cultural Luiz Severiano Ribeiro, Brandt Brauer Frick, Goethe-Institut, Robin Mallick, Arndt Roskens, Jan Brauer, Asas do Tempo – Imagens de Berlim, CCBBRio, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Rio de Janeiro

CCBB Rio to Host Berlin Film Retrospective with Live Music

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – From January 30th through February 15th, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Rio de Janeiro...
Brazil, Brazil News, Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Bruno Soares, Brazilian Tennis Player, Australian Open, Jamie Murray, Grand Slam,

Brazil’s Bruno Soares in Australian Open Tennis Finals

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Playing in only their third event together, Bruno Soares, from Belo Horizonte, and Jamie...

Rio Nightlife Guide for Thursday, January 28, 2016

Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The Girls Night Out party returns to New Mariuzinn Copacabana tonight with DJs Guga Fernandes and Bruno Lima...
Former Petrobras director, Paulo Roberto Costa, speaks to Congressmen in Brasilia about corruption scandal

Transparency International Cuts Brazil’s Ranking Due to Petrobras

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index 2015 raised Brazil seven positions, going to number 76 out...
Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, airport, foreign visitors

Brazilians to be Taxed 25 Percent on Travel Services Abroad

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A deteriorating economic scenario and the steep depreciation of the Brazilian real in relation to...
Rio's new Ciclovia Tim Maia, bike path, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Brazil News

Rio Opens New Bike Path on Avenida Niemeyer to Bumpy Start

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After a year and six months of construction, the new bike path that connects the...
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil News, Brazil, Carnival Competition 2016, Carnaval, Grupo Especial, Special Group, Sambódromo, Marquês de Sapucaí, Imperatriz, GRES Imperatriz Leopoldinense, Rosa Magalhães, Goiás, Sertaneja,

Imperatriz Samba School Will Bring Sertaneja to Rio’s 2016 Carnival

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This year celebrating the Brazilian state of Goiás, sertaneja music (Brazilian country music), and...
The Curmudgeon, aka Michael Royster.

Opinion: Brazil’s Real Zika Crisis

Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — The Curmudgeon wrote a couple weeks ago that “Brazilian media are buzzing like flies about a...
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