Tag: Crivella

By Nelson Belen, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Tuesday, February 19th, Rio Mayor Marcelo Crivella unveiled a new plan to revitalize and modernize the two large food markets, Cobal do Humaitá and Cobal do Leblon."We...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio de Janeiro’s City Council rejected on Thursday, a request for the start of an impeachment process of mayor, Marcelo Crivella. Crivella was accused of a lack of administrative...
Opinion, by Michael RoysterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This year, as last year, the Rio de Janeiro Carnival kept itself in the headlines, as the rest of the country was kept in the background by everyone except the main...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Last Sunday, February 11th, Mangueira samba school stood out for its impeccable performance on the first night of Grupo Especial's championship. Considered the most likely school to be first placed...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Sunday, February 11th, Mangueira samba school will be starring at Carnival 2018. The sixth Grupo Especial (Special Group) school to parade at this year's championship is expected to enter...
By Jay Forte, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Thursday, January 4th, the mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Marcelo Crivella, announced the release of R$10.3 million for the lower level Access Group samba schools and for the Federation...
Opinion, by Michael RoysterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As the Curmudgeon mused slightly less than twelve months ago, “O tempora! O mores!” (“Oh the times! Oh the customs!”) was the tag line for a speech by Cicero in the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – President of Brazil, Michel Temer, sanctioned on Thursday (October 26th) a new law that turns the carrying of firearms, that are restricted to the Armed Forces, illegal and a 'heinous...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After weeks of uncertainty and the possibility of the cancellation of the 2018 Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, the city’s samba schools received good news on Tuesday, after...
Opinion by Michael RoysterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Recently, President Temer has been spending 95 percent of this time finding ways to convince members of Congress not to allow the STF to try him for corruption. One of these...
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