Ariel Alcantara: Currently living in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina State, Brazil, has lived in many countries including the USA and various African countries. A business owner, and freelance writer, sharing points of perspective on social, economical and consensus topics.
The Rio Times is an English language publication dedicated to anyone interested in Brazil and Mercosur. Beyond keeping up with national and local events, The Rio Times will also cover issues of specific interest to foreign nationals here. Our mission is to provide our readers with a broad spectrum of information and improve their understanding of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Brazil, and Mercosur.