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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL  - Brazilian drivers have been recently faced with a "Sophie's choice". Those who refuel with alcohol and gasoline realize that the reality of production and tax collection on fuels are turning the prices increasingly impractical. And...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Some say Carnival is officially over, but the ‘blocos’ (Carnival street parties) don’t seem to have received the message. Though traditionally the festivities end on Ash Wednesday, there are many...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With the craft beer market in Brazil growing at around 30 to 40 percent every year, and with an estimated 200 establishments in the Cidade Maravilhosa now serving beer from...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With the World Cup in full swing, Brazil’s manager Tite recently told reporters that after each victory he traditionally allows himself one reward: he drinks a caipirinha. And he’s not...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For most foreigners, cachaça is the primary ingredient in that most quintessential Brazilian cocktail, the caipirinha. For many Brazilians it is often underrated as a cheap spirit, mixed with coke...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Those fans who want to drink a cold beer while watching their favorite football (soccer) team play in one of Rio de Janeiro’s stadiums will now be able to thank...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio State deputy Pedro Augusto, who represents the PMDB (Brazilian Democratic Movement Party) party, was stopped on Saturday night as part of an operation aimed at stopping drunk-driving on...

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