Tag: News in Rio

By Michael Malone, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Each year, millions of foreigners flock to Rio. Many become enamored, and would like to stay on awhile, to know The Marvelous City more intimately, and perhaps to explore further...
By Brennan Stark, Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL– The final race of the Formula One season was held at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace racetrack in Interlagos, São Paulo, on November 27th.  After a brief two-year gap during which the...
By Brennan Stark, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's Ministry of the Environment is expected to announce today that Chevron will be fined a maximum of R$50 million for the environmental damage its oil leak has caused the...
By  Kim Dumo, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Avicii, perhaps the hottest house music artist of 2011, blessed the small peninsula of Búzios on Sunday, November 13th for one magical night. Rated sixth in a 2011 Top 100 DJ poll,...
By Chris Hieatt, Contributing Editor of The Umbrella MagazineRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Now less then two weeks away from the Brazilian Grand Prix, the last of this season’s Formula One races, fans in Brazil will be focusing on...
Opinion, by Nathan E. WilliamsRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As Europe grapples with the worst financial crisis in a century and the Eurozone topples towards the brink of collapse, the ‘Occupy’ protests that have set up encampments in most major...
By Michael DeLeo, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Ben Harper will perform at HSBC Arena in Barra de Tijuca to promote his new album, “Give ‘Till It’s Gone.”  The album was just released in May and he has...
Opinion, by Michael RoysterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Law is not always boring, and the past week has brought (mostly) good news on the legal front in Brazil and in Rio de Janeiro. The Curmudgeon reports below on the good news and...
By Brennan Stark, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's Minister of Labor Carlos Lupi asked police on Sunday to investigate one of his top advisers on corruption charges.  The call follows an article by news magazine Veja regarding...
By Zoë Roller, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last Thursday Governor Sérgio Cabral announced that a Police Pacification Unit (UPP) would be installed in the Complexo da Mangueira on November 3rd. The UPP in Mangueira will be the...
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