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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Federal Superior Court (STJ) Chief Judge Humberto Martins decided on Tuesday evening, December 22nd, to place Rio Mayor Marcelo Crivella under house arrest with an electronic anklet. Nine days before leaving office, Crivella was arrested...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio de Janeiro’s outgoing mayor was arrested on Tuesday, December 22nd, and charged with graft, causing yet another embarrassment for Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, an ideological ally and anti-corruption campaigner who had backed the...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The measures announced by some Brazilian governors of social distancing and quarantine have led to tension between these executives and the mayors of the cities in their states. One of the biggest battles has...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Calling the publication unfit to be seen by children and unsuitable for minors, Rio de Janeiro’s mayor, Marcelo Crivella, has ordered a Marvel comic book to be withdrawn from sale at the Rio International...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Torrential rains in the city of Rio de Janeiro Wednesday night left at least five people dead. The rain caused landslides, flooding and downed trees throughout Zona Sul and...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Sunday, September 30th, thousands of people will gather at Copacabana beach for the 23rd annual LGBTI Pride Parade. The event is set to begin at midday, with three separate...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Saturday, August 18th, the much-anticipated, previously vetoed ‘Queermuseu: Cartografias da Diferença na Arte Brasileira’ (Queermuseum: Cartographies of Difference in Brazilian Art) exhibition will finally arrive in Rio, at Parque...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio de Janeiro’s city council announced on Tuesday it was suspending its mid-year recess to analyze two impeachment processes against Mayor Marcelo Crivella. Crivella is accused of promising to...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Sunday, May 13th, a derelict former IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics) building, located in Mangueira, in Rio’s Zona Norte (North Zone) was personally detonated by the Mayor...

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