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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Despite the ongoing truck drivers' protest that has paralyzed Brazil for over a week, on Monday, May 28th, Rio de Janeiro state and city officials asserted that services, including schools,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Due to a lack of security one of the main legacies of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games for Rio de Janeiro, the BRT transportation system, may...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Marcelo Crivella, said yesterday (Saturday, June 10th) that he will maintain the decision of the city hall to allow taxis to travel through the...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Beginning on Saturday 17th December, Line 4 of Rio de Janeiro’s Metro (subway) system will adopt the same operating hours as the city’s other Metro lines. The new subway...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the conclusion of the 2016 Rio Olympics, city officials announced on Monday, August 22nd, that the BRT Transolímpica line would open to the general public on Tuesday, August 23rd....
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Yesterday one of the Curmudgeon’s friends wrote him from the USA: “I feel for you. The hassle of hosting the Olympics. I don't know why anyone would want to...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With one month to go before the start of the 2016 Olympic Games, on Monday, July 4th, Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes unveiled another of the city’s major infrastructure projects, the...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With almost half a million tourists expected to visit Rio in little over one month, city officials recently released the new Rio 2016 RioCard transit card which will allow unlimited...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With the holidays now in full swing, millions are traveling by planes, trains, automobiles, and buses to around the city of Rio de Janeiro between now and the beginning...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – Users of public transport will be able to purchase one ticket to make several journeys during the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games (August 5th to September 18th 2016), the Department...
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