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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Welcome news arrived this week for the legion of Fluminense football (soccer) fans across Brazil. According to local reports, Flu club officials are meeting with Rio Mayor Marcello Crivella this...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Conditions at Rio's Vila Pan-Americana (Vila do Pan), the residential apartment complex in Barra da Tijuca originally built for the athletes of the 2007 Rio Pan-American Games, has deteriorated significantly,...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Saturday, June 10th, Rio's Olympic Park in Barra da Tijuca reopened once again for the opening ceremony of the 2017 Jogos da Baixada (Baixada Games). Now in its twentieth...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Beginning on Friday, May 26th, The Velodrome in Olympic Park will once again be ground zero for cyclists and cycling enthusiasts alike as the facility will reopen for the opening...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As part of MetrôRio's “Quem Prova Aprova” (Who Tries It Approves) campaign, the five stations of the new Metro Line 4 will offer riders a reduced fare of R$3 until...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The official sale of tickets for the Rock in Rio 2017 begins today, Thursday April 6th, at 7PM. Organizers report that in the early sales for this year's festival, which...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Organizers of the 2017 Rock in Rio music festival announced on Monday, April 3rd, that it has partnered with sixteen hotels in the Barra da Tijuca and Recreio area, near...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This Saturday (March 25th) MetrôRio will inaugurate the direct connection between lines 1 and 4 of the subway system, ending with the need for the rider to transfer at General...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Monday, March 20th, Carvalho Hosken, the construction company behind the Olympic Village in Barra da Tijuca, revealed that the athletes’ residences at the huge complex are currently undergoing a...

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