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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Rio Times

Blocos Take Over the Streets of Rio for 2016 Carnival

Blocos Take Over the Streets of Rio for 2016 Carnival
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the last weekend before the official Carnival dates for 2016, the city of Rio de Janeiro will see well over 150 blocos (street parties), and on Saturday alone there are 71 officially scheduled. Some of the biggest and best started with Céu Na Terra […]

Kill The Buzz Talks about DJing and Rio Music Carnival

Kill The Buzz Talks about DJing and Rio Music Carnival
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Up-and-coming Dutch DJ and producer Kill the Buzz will perform as part of the lineup during the Rio Music Carnival festival’s final night, February 9th. Currently touring with fellow Dutch DJ, Hardwell and one of the artists on Hardwell’s Reveal Recordings label, Kill the […]

Uber and Taxi Drivers Clash in Brazil’s Two Largest Cities

Uber and Taxi Drivers Clash in Brazil’s Two Largest Cities
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Clashes between taxi drivers and Uber drivers on Thursday night in Brazil’s two largest cities, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, ended with broken windows and damaged automobiles. In São Paulo, the skirmish occurred outside the Unique Hotel, where a Carnival ball promoted by Vogue […]

Brazil Announces R$83 Billion Plan to Jumpstart Economy

Brazil Announces R$83 Billion Plan to Jumpstart Economy
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian government announced on Thursday measures to boost production and recover the country’s growth, including a credit injection of R$83 billion (US$20.4 billion) into the economy. Among the measures announced are investments in infrastructure and more available credit from state-run banks to small and […]

Hardwell Talks About His Return to Rio for the Rio Music Carnival

Hardwell Talks About His Return to Rio for the Rio Music Carnival
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Hardwell will return to Rio de Janeiro to perform on the final night of the Rio Music Carnival festival on February 9th. The Dutch DJ and producer, well known for his EDM, big room and progressive house sounds, recently took a moment to speak […]

Favela Brass Provides Free Music Lessons for Kids in Rio

Favela Brass Provides Free Music Lessons for Kids in Rio
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In 2014, Tom Ashe, a Briton from Yorkshire, set about opening a music school in the Pereirão community in Rio, a small favela of about three thousand people, which lies between Laranjeiras and Santa Teresa. Now the Favela Brass project gives local children free […]

Brazil’s Armed Forces To Help Combat Zika Virus

Brazil’s Armed Forces To Help Combat Zika Virus
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The government of Brazil announced on Wednesday (January 27th) it was placing 220,000 armed forces personnel to help combat the mosquito which transmits the Zika virus. According to Defense Minister, Aldo Rebelo, the three branches of the armed forces will be at hand in 356 […]

Brazilian Judge Halts Petrobras’ Gaspetro Sale to Japan’s Mitsui

Brazilian Judge Halts Petrobras’ Gaspetro Sale to Japan’s Mitsui
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A Brazilian federal judge has suspended the sale of 49 percent of Petrobras’ subsidiary, Gaspetro, to Japan’s Mitsui Brazilian subsidiary for R$1.93 billion (US$700 million). According to the law official, the operation closed at the end of December 2015 was not fully explained and transparent […]

CCBB Rio to Host Berlin Film Retrospective with Live Music

CCBB Rio to Host Berlin Film Retrospective with Live Music
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – From January 30th through February 15th, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Rio de Janeiro (CCBB Rio) will host Asas do Tempo – Imagens de Berlim (Time Wings – Berlin Images), a special retrospective featuring a collection of films made in Berlin that depict one […]

Brazil’s Bruno Soares in Australian Open Tennis Finals

Brazil’s Bruno Soares in Australian Open Tennis Finals
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Playing in only their third event together, Bruno Soares, from Belo Horizonte, and Jamie Murray, from Scotland, are proving to be a formidable team. The pair, who are ranked seventh in the world, advanced yesterday, January 27th, to the finals of the Australian Open […]