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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Brazil,Former Chief of Staff José Dirceu was authorized to leave prison by the Supreme Court on Tuesday,

Brazil Ex-Minister Dirceu Released from Prison by Supreme Court

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Supreme Court in Brazil voted three to two yesterday (May 2nd) to release former...
Violence in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Brazil News

Violence Erupts as Gang War Engulfs Area in Rio’s Zona Norte

By Jay Forte, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A war between drug gang factions in the Cidade Alta of Cordovil, in the Zona...
Brazil, Brasilia,Foreign Trade Secretary Abrão Neto announced the results of the April 2017 trade balance on Tuesday in Brasilia

Brazil’s Trade Balance Registers Best April Result in 28 Years

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite the Carne Fraca (Weak Meat) scandal, Brazil’s trade balance registered a surplus of US$6.969...
Closed for three years, Casa Rosa in Laranjeiras reopens, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Brazil News

Casa Rosa in Rio Reopens After Three Years with Free Event

By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Closed for three years the popular Casa Rosa in Laranjeiras reopens this weekend (Saturday, May...

Rio Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick - Tonight La Fiesta Latina comes back to the New Mariuzinn Copacabana, bringing the best of Latin music to Copacabana...

Native Tribe in Brazil Attacked with Guns and Machetes

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Authorities in Brazil are still trying to piece together what exactly happened in the rural...
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil News, Bus Fares, Crime, World Cup, Protests

Rio Mayor Crivella and City Bus Companies Clash Over Fare Hike

By Nelson Belen, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The dispute over a proposed fare hike on Rio's municipal bus lines came to a...
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Brazil News

Rio Metro Station Displays Photo Exhibit on Domestic Violence

By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After stirring emotions among passengers in Carioca Metro Station, in Centro, photo exhibition “Nunca Me...
Brazil, São Paulo,One of the main streets in Vila Capivari, Campos do Jordão

Campos do Jordão Draws Partygoers and Adventurists

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – About two and a half hours driving northeast from the largest city in South America,...

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