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AliExpress Could Open Distribution Center in Brazil Soon

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to the newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo, the giant Alibaba may open a distribution center of the AliExpress online store soon in Brazil. The "medium-term" prospect is currently under study by the company, according to the brand representative in Latin America, Ken...
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Today’s Chile Could be Tomorrow’s Brazil, Economists Say

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - If people stick their heads in an oven and their legs and trunk in a refrigerator, they will suffer...

With Maracanã Stadium Sold Out, Flamengo Projects R$7 Million Ticket...

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This Wednesday's duel with Grêmio, which will determine a spot in the final of the Copa Libertadores in dispute,...

Eduardo Bolsonaro Backs Down from Becoming Ambassador to USA

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro has given up assuming the position as ambassador to Washington. The announcement was made in a...

Rio’s Famed Hotel Glória Faces Potential Demolition

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - One of the few remaining art deco jewels from Rio de Janeiro’s golden age, the Hotel Glória provided elegant...

Brazilian Justice Will Have No Credibility While Lula Remains Imprisoned, European...

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The document is signed by Tomás Quadra-Salcedo, former president of the Spanish Council of State from 1985 to 1991...

Brazilian Senate Approves Base Text of Welfare Reform in Second Round...

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At 7:22 PM, the president of the Senate, Davi Alcolumbre, proclaimed the result. The proposed amendment to the Constitution...
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Today’s Chile Could be Tomorrow’s Brazil, Economists Say

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - If people stick their heads in an oven and their legs and trunk in a refrigerator, they will suffer...

Minister Advocates Artificial Intelligence Leadership for Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to the minister, the guidelines to regulate the new technology should be released by the end of this...

Welfare Reform Vote Causes Dollar to Fall Sharply; Shares Set New Record High

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Tuesday, October 22nd, the commercial dollar closed at R$4.076. This was the sharpest drop in one day since...

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Brazil’s Paulo Guedes Named Best Economy Minister by GlobalMarkets Magazine

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Minister Paulo Guedes was elected the best Economy Minister of the year by the British magazine GlobalMarkets. After three decades...

Without Daylight Saving Time, Rio Daybreak Begins Before 4:00 AM

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Anyone who wakes up early must have noticed: daybreak in Rio is starting before 4:00 AM, something that had...

Today’s Chile Could be Tomorrow’s Brazil, Economists Say

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - If people stick their heads in an oven and their legs and trunk in a refrigerator, they will suffer...
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Rio’s Famed Hotel Glória Faces Potential Demolition

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - One of the few remaining art deco jewels from Rio de Janeiro’s golden age, the Hotel Glória provided elegant...

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The Rio Times is an English language publication dedicated to anyone interested in Brazil and Mercosur. Beyond keeping up with national and local events, The Rio Times will also cover issues of specific interest to foreign nationals here. Our mission is to provide our readers with a broad spectrum of information and improve their understanding of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Brazil, and Mercosur.

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More Than 50 Million Brazilians Living Below Poverty Line

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Data released yesterday (December 15th) by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) shows...

Savoring the Traditional Christmas Dinner in Brazil

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At first glance, Europeans and Americans far from home will likely find themselves contented in...

Brazil Strives for Economic Equality

By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As Brazil’s economy has boomed its poverty rates have halved over the...

Brazilian Police Arrest Wanted Drug Kingpin with Mansion and Yacht

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Police said they raided a beachfront mansion Sunday morning, successfully capturing a leader of one of Brazil's most prolific...

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Entertainment

Nightlife Guide

Rio Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, October 23, 2019

We have the top three picks for this Wednesday, and below is a list of bars and pubs that are always a good option. PARTY: Jungle...

São Paulo Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, October 23, 2019

We have the top three picks for this Wednesday, and below is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. LIVE: ...

Rio Nightlife Guide for Tuesday, October 22, 2019

We have the top three picks for this Tuesday, and below is a list of bars and pubs that are always a good option. MÚSICA...

São Paulo Nightlife Guide for Tuesday, October 22, 2019

We have the top three picks for this Tuesday, and below is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. PARTY: ...

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Rio’s Statue of Christ Draped in Swiss Flag to Celebrate Ongoing Bond between Two Countries

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The event, held at the feet of the statue, commemorated the delivery of the latest Swiss-made trains, which will...

New Swiss-Engineered Train Is Additional Attraction For Rio’s Christ The Redeemer

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Rio de Janeiro's iconic Christ the Redeemer statue gained a new attraction Wednesday, as authorities revealed the latest Swiss-engineered...

Foreign Consular Corps Joined Parade to Support LGBTi Cause in Rio as Group

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Always looking for ways to contribute to the city they are temporarily calling home, the members of more than...

O que é o ETIAS, a Autorização de Viagem que os Brasileiros Devem Solicitar Para Viajar à Europa a Partir de 2021

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - 15 países da América Latina, incluindo o Brasil, estão na lista dos países que deverão solicitar esse novo requisito,...

Travel

Strong Growth of Brazilian Tourism in Uruguay

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the first six months of this year alone, over 250,000 Brazilians traveled to Uruguay, an increase of six...

Serra do Vulcão Hike – Do Cariocas Live “Under the Volcano”?

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the 1980s the theory first emerged that there was an extinct volcano just outside Rio de Janeiro. This...

How New Authorization System Will Affect Brazilians Traveling to Europe in 2021

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Travelers from 62 world countries, including Brazil, who currently can enter and travel throughout the Schengen Area without any...

Forgotten History: Drunken Irish and German Riots, Two Centuries Ago, in Rio de Janeiro

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The background to this dramatic event was the Cisplatine War, a war between Argentina and Brazil over the control...

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Op-Ed

Opinion: Distortions in The Looking Glass

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This gringo has been spending too many hours trying to discern what is really going on in this crazy...

Opinion: Bolsonaro’s Campaign Speech at UN Shows His Determination to Run for Re-election

RIBEIRÃO PRETO, BRAZIL – As noted in a prior column, Jair Bolsonaro’s 2018 campaign platform stated that he would NOT be a candidate for...

Opinion: A Curmudgeonly Response to “Gender Ideology”: “E pur si muove!”

RIBEIRÃO PRETO, BRAZIL - President Bolsonaro’s radical-right administration has publicly stated that there is no difference between sex and gender; since the Garden of...

Opinion: Whose Amazon is it Anyway? A Demurrer

RIBEIRÃO PRETO, SP, BRAZIL - In a thoughtful article published in The Rio Times Monday, August 19th, Peter Rosenwald gave a series of answers...

Opinion: Is President Bolsonaro Running for Re-Election?

Ribeirão Preto, SP – One plank of Jair Bolsonaro’s campaign platform in 2018 stated that he would not be a candidate for re-election if...