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By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — With a sizable Middle Eastern community in Rio, one can find many restaurants to indulge in traditional dishes such as hummus, babaganoush, kaftas and Lebanese rice with lentils and fried...
By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — All are welcome to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the historic Marquês de Sapucaí or Sambódromo, Rio de Janeiro's temple of samba, tomorrow, Sunday, February 24th at 7PM. Admission is...
By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — The first indictment hearing of twenty-four policemen and Pacifying Police Unit (UPP) commander Edson Santos implicated in the disappearance of Amarildo de Souza, a bricklayer from Rocinha who vanished last...
By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Last year Vila Isabel basked in the glory of becoming the Carnival 2013 champions. This year, the once underdogs are now facing a list of challenges all due to lack...
By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Report RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — About one thousand protesters gathered on the main streets of Rio de Janeiro's downtown neighborhood yesterday to demonstrate against last week's R$0.25 increase in the city's bus fares. Demonstrators gathered...
By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Carnival 2013 champions, G.R.E.S. Unidos de Vila Isabel, known as Vila Isabel for short, is known for its famous supporters and samba composers that attribute to the schools enredo (theme)...
By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Police have confirmed that the object that injured a journalist during a Thursday evening protest over an increase in city bus fares was not thrown by police forces. Cameraman Santiago...
By Michela DellaMonica and Maria Lopez Conde, Contributing Reporters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Seven months after a R$0.20 increase in bus fares across Brazil stirred the largest protest movement Brazil has seen since the 1980s, Rio de Janeiro mayor...
Editorial, by Stone Korshak RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In both the specific and general sense we are being responsive. Specifically, we have just launched our new website design last Saturday (November 23rd) and it is using "responsive design" technology...
By Doug Gray, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Dutch duo Haas&Hahn (Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn) are the two artists behind a bold painting project that began in one of Rio’s most marginalized favelas and spread around...
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