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By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Fans will be getting into the spirit for the World Cup, and rooting on the Brazilian Selecão team with the essential World Cup gear from head to toe. From t-shirts...
By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The largest city in Brazil, São Paulo is known for its high rises and bustling business community, but twenty minutes from the busy Avenida Paulista with its banks and corporate...
By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Last summer’s Confederations Cup drew thousands of international spectators and increased police presence in Rio de Janeiro. For the FIFA World Cup tournament this June, the Special Committee of State...
By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — While government figures for national inflation hovered around 5.91 percent at the close of 2013, the cost of many everyday items seems to be increasing much faster. According to...
By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — In an open press conference Friday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, acknowledged the progress made in a number of areas such as...
By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — The city of Rio officials confirmed Friday evening that all fifteen blocos scheduled for this weekend will go on despite the street sweeper strike which caused a crisis in garbage...
By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — The President of Comlurb, Vinicius Roriz, said in an interview with O Globo Thursday afternoon that the company is referring back to its "crisis manual" to accelerate the emergency garbage...
By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Known internationally as the cultural expression of the Brazilian people, the Carnival of Rio de Janeiro also became a major source of business for the city. The period between the...
By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — The Cidade Maravilhosa is world-famous as a beach city, with the corresponding body and health-conscious culture to match. Recently, traditional sporting activity on the beaches of Zona Sul (South...
By Michela DellaMonica and Claire Rivé, Contributing Reporters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — The Brazilian Federal Reserve has introduced a solution for the temporary entry of goods for the FIFA World Cup in June and the 2016 Olympics. Items entering...
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