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Monday, September 29, 2014

Brazil- The Rio Times

Fluminense Win in Brasileirão

Fluminense Win in BrasileirãoBy Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Fluminense were the only Carioca team to win as the 25th round of the Campeonato Brasileiro took place this past weekend. There were defeats for Botafogo and Flamengo, with the former continuing to hover perilously close to the relegation zone. Fluminense secured an excellent […]

Bank Workers’ Unions in Brazil Call for Nationwide Strike

Bank Workers’ Unions in Brazil Call for Nationwide StrikeBy Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Bank workers’ unions announced Thursday night they have called for a nationwide strike on Tuesday, September 30th for an undetermined period of time. The unions rejected the salary increase proposed by the National Federation of Banks (Fenaban). Bank employees in at least nineteen states, including […]

Draws For Flamengo and Fluminense in Brasileirão

Draws For Flamengo and Fluminense in BrasileirãoBy Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Neither Flamengo nor Fluminense managed to pick up three points last night as the 24th round of the Campeonato Brasileiro got underway. Fla conceded a late equalizer at São Paulo, whilst Flu were held at home by Grêmio. A last gasp strike from Luís […]

Brazil Prepares for the 2014 Elections on October 5th

Brazil Prepares for the 2014 Elections on October 5thBy Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – In less than one week and a half, 142.8 million eligible voters will cast their ballots in Brazil. Citizens will cast their vote for President, the governor of one of the 27 states, almost half of the Senate and all of the representatives for the […]

Brazil Speaks on Economics of Climate Change

Brazil Speaks on Economics of Climate ChangeBy Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – On Tuesday the United Nations hosted in New York what is being called one of the largest summits on climate change, with leaders from around the world expected to agree to actions to limit climate change. The Brazilian government’s actions to protect the Amazon region […]

Illegal Campaign Propaganda Seized in Rio de Janeiro

Illegal Campaign Propaganda Seized in Rio de JaneiroBy Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Following several inspections from the Regional Election Tribunal of Rio, a total of more than ninety tons of unauthorized election propaganda has been seized within the municipality as the 2014 elections set for October 5th draw nearer. While certain approaches to propaganda distribution remains illegal, it […]

Festival do Rio 2014: The Rio International Film Festival

Festival do Rio 2014: The Rio International Film FestivalBy Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Festival do Rio, the Rio International Film Festival, returns on Wednesday, September 24th for its 16th edition. It will run through Monday, October 8th and feature approximately 350 international and national films screening in thirty venues spread throughout the city of Rio de […]

Miley Cyrus Live in Rio Sunday, September 28th

Miley Cyrus Live in Rio Sunday, September 28thBy Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – American pop superstar Miley Cyrus will play live at Rio de Janeiro’s Praça da Apoteose, the scene of the Sambódromo, on Sunday, September 28th as part of her ongoing Bangerz Tour 2014. Cryus will play just two shows in Brazil during The Bangerz Tour […]

Folakemi Quinteto, Bringing Some Soul to Rio

Folakemi Quinteto, Bringing Some Soul to RioBy Teresa Geer, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Starting as a duo, Folakemi Adelakun de Souza and her Brazilian guitarist husband Andre Severo would play various gigs in Folakemi’s hometown, London. The couple then moved over to Rio in order to take their music more seriously and soon enlisted three additional band members […]

Rio’s Light Vehicle on Tracks (VLT) Project in Progress

Rio’s Light Vehicle on Tracks (VLT) Project in ProgressBy Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Expected to integrate and reinvigorate both Rio de Janeiro’s Centro region and the Região Portuária (Port Zone), work on the Veículo Leve sobre Trilhos (the Light Vehicle on Tracks) continues in Rio de Janeiro. Once running it is estimated that 32 trains will eventually […]
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