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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Located in the city’s Zona Oeste (West Zone) Barra da Tijuca is the newest of Rio de Janeiro’s neighborhoods, with much of it only having been developed as recently as...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Late Sunday, April 8th, the body of community activist, Carlos Alexandre Pereira, was found in a car riddled with bullets on Estrada Cumaru in Taquara in Rio's Zona Oeste (West...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Welcome news for residents of Rio's Zona Norte and Zona Oeste (North and West Zone) this past weekend as one of the Rio 2016 Games' main competition venues, Parque Radical...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This past weekend, Rio Mayor Marcelo Crivella announced that Parque Radical (Radical Park) at the Deodoro Sports Complex, one of the many Rio 2016 Olympic legacy projects for Rio’s Zona...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Espaço Ecolounge, located in Barra da Tijuca in Rio's Zona Oeste (West Zone), will host a special entertainment program this weekend titled "Rio Summer Point", which begins today, Friday, January 6th...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A study by UFRJ’s Architecture and Urbanism Faculty has found that Rio’s Centro Zone, excluding the Port Zone, has the capacity to build 150,000 residential properties in abandoned or unused...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Barra’s Zona Oeste (West Zone) beaches offer some of the best surfing in the whole of Rio state. With fewer crowds than Arpoador, Ipanema, Copacabana or Leblon and more consistent...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio de Janeiro city and Olympic officials joined with athletes and municipal school students last week to unveil the Athletes’ Forest at Parque Radical in Deodoro. At the ceremony, one...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The new stretch of metro line, Linha 4, that is being constructed to link Zona Sul (South Zone) with Barra da Tijuca in the Zona Oeste (West Zone) may...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Infrastructure investments for the Olympic Games and vast, underdeveloped swathes of land have led Rio de Janeiro’s lesser-known Zona Oeste (West Zone) into a construction boom in recent years. Barra...
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