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Criminal Charges Against Universal Church’s Founder Edir Macedo Prescribe

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After eight years of judicial delays, the sentences to be given to Bishop Edir Macedo, leader of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, for charges brought against him have prescribed. Macedo, leader of one of the largest religions in Brazil is also closely...
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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...

All State Public Schools in Rio de Janeiro to Get Air...

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Education Secretariat of the State of Rio de Janeiro is going to provide air conditioning to all 1,222...

Federal Prosecutor’s Office Calls for Ban on Events at Rio 2016...

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Federal Prosecutor's Office (MPF) has urged the courts to ban the holding of events at the city's Olympic...

Black Friday 2019: Online Shopping Turnover Projected 18% Higher than 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to surveys conducted by the Brazilian Association of E-commerce (ABComm) and Ebit/Nielsen consultancy, the forecast for the 2019...

Rio’s Governor Will Invest R$8 Million in Sambadrome Refurbishment

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio's Governor Wilson Witzel announced that he would like to extend the samba school parade to three weeks and...

Bolsonaro’s Government Dissolved Action Plan Committees on Oil Incidents

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The dissolution by the Bolsonaro administration, in April, of dozens of federal boards, put an end to two committees...
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Rio Hosts Largest Hacker Marathon in Latin America

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Regarded as the largest hacker marathon in Latin America, running through Sunday, it will gather approximately 1.5 thousand participants,...

Correios Raise Price of Sedex and Parcel Services by 6.34 Percent

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian postal service 'Correios' have made a readjustment in the prices of Sedex and PAC: the parcel services...

September Records Highest Monthly Formal Job Creation in Brazil Since 2013

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Improved by services and industry, job creation with a signed worker's book in September reached its highest level for...

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Brazilian Finalist for 2017 “Global Teacher Prize” Is Banned From Teaching

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Professor Wemerson Nogueira, a finalist in 2017 for the "Global Teacher Prize", sometimes called the "Nobel Prize for Education",...

Eduardo Bolsonaro Loses Party Leadership Minutes After Informal Takeover

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a new twist, Eduardo Bolsonaro loses the leadership of the PSL party.  Just minutes after the public announcement...

Recorded in Prison, Brazilian Series Shows Birth of Criminal Faction

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a favela in São Paulo, a girl sees the police beat her brother before he is arrested on...

Three Firefighters Killed by Smoke Inhalation Extinguishing Fire in Downtown Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Fire Department was called at 11:25 AM and sent eight trucks to Rua Buenos Aires 44, in downtown...

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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

São Paulo Nightlife Guide for Sunday, October 20, 2019

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

Rio Nightlife Guide for Sunday, October 20, 2019

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

Rio Nightlife Guide for Saturday, October 19, 2019

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

São Paulo Nightlife Guide for Saturday, October 19, 2019

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

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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...