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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Brazil, Brasilia,New Justice Minister Osmar Serraglio,

Brazil’s President Temer Criticized for Choice of Justice Minister

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Less than 24 hours after confirming the nomination of Osmar Serraglio as Brazil’s new Justice...
President Temer’s spokesperson, Alexandre Parola, Brazil, Brazil News, Rio de Janeiro

Brazil Posts R$18.9 Billion Primary Surplus in January

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The federal government of Brazil announced on Thursday it posted the third largest primary surplus...
Chora Me Liga, bloco, Carnival 2017, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Brazil News

Rio de Janeiro Expects to Receive 1.1 Million Tourists for 2017 Carnival

By Jay Forte, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The city of Rio de Janeiro expects to receive approximately 1.1 million tourists in this...
Tee Cardaci will DJ at Blue Agave's Carnival 2017 celebrations, photo by Blue Agave. Brazil, Brazil News, Rio de Janeiro, Carnival, Carnival 2017, blocos, Carnival blocos, live DJs, Ipanema

The Blue Agave Carnival Bloco Party Returns to Rio on Saturday

By Ciara Long, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Kicking off at 6PM on Saturday, February 25th, the Blue Agave bar in Ipanema will...

Rio Carnival Continues with DPP Pool Party at The Mansion: Sponsored

By Ciara Long, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Renovated Portuguese colonial house The Mansion, Santa Teresa will host its third consecutive night of...

Rio Nightlife Guide for Friday, February 24, 2017

Friday's Rio Nightlife Pick - Tonight, The Mansion Rio in Santa Teresa will host the Bal Masque party in celebration of the first official...

Brazil’s Foreign Minister Resigns Due to Health Problems

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Citing health reasons, Brazil’s Foreign Minister José Serra handed in his resignation to President Michel...
Brazil,Copom meeting led by Central Bank president Ilan Goldfajn,

Brazil Reduces Selic by Another 0.75 Percentage Points

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian Central Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (COPOM) announced on Wednesday evening it was lowering...
Bloco Besame Mucho will kick off tonight's festivities in Santa Teresa, photo by Isabela Vieira/Agência Brasil. Brazil, Brazil News, Rio de Janeiro, Carnival, Carnival 2017, Carnival blocos, blocos da rua, blocos

Blocos Welcome Carnival 2017 to Rio’s Streets Tonight

By Ciara Long, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Carnival 2017 officially begins tomorrow, on Friday, February 25th. While some Cariocas may choose to...

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