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Saturday, April 9, 2016

Rio Times

Brazilians are Drinking Less Beer, Especially Out at Bars

Brazilians are Drinking Less Beer, Especially Out at Bars
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – While the so-called “sin” industries like alcohol, cigarettes and candy are traditionally considered recession resistant, beer sales in Brazil are drying up more than expected, especially at the bars and restaurants. In an effort to spend less, many Brazilians are choosing to drink and entertain […]

Survey Shows 60% of Brazil’s Congress Would Vote to Impeach

Survey Shows 60% of Brazil’s Congress Would Vote to Impeach
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – More than sixty percent of all representatives at the Chamber of Deputies say that they are in favor of the impeachment of Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff, according to a survey by Datafolha. This percentage would represent 308 of the 342 votes needed for the Chamber […]

International Flights to Rio de Janeiro Triple for Olympics

International Flights to Rio de Janeiro Triple for Olympics
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The number of international flights to Rio de Janeiro between July 25th and August 21, 2016 has increased 289 percent compared to the same period in the previous year. The jump in arrivals is attributed to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games which will take […]

CCBB-Rio to Host Abbas Kiarostami Retrospective

CCBB-Rio to Host Abbas Kiarostami Retrospective
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Beginning April 13th, the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB) Rio de Janeiro will present a retrospective of the works of award-winning Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami. Entitled Um filme, cem histórias: Abbas Kiarostami (One film, a hundred stories: Abbas Kiarostami), the retrospective will feature […]

Brazil Moves Closer to Impeaching President Dilma Rousseff

Brazil Moves Closer to Impeaching President Dilma Rousseff
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The impeachment of Brazil’s President, Dilma Rousseff moved a step closer on Wednesday (April 6th) after a report by the Chamber of Deputies special commission to look into accusations of wrongdoing by the head of state concluded there are legal grounds for impeachment. After almost […]

São Paulo Event Brings Business Leaders Together in Brazil

São Paulo Event Brings Business Leaders Together in Brazil
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With Brazil facing one of the worst economic crisis in its history, government officials, private companies and international organizations are scrambling to find ways out of the dismal economic scenario. The solution to the economy’s recovery, many say, is through increased productivity, stability and predictability, […]

Brazil Has High Hopes in Weightlifting Test Event in Rio

Brazil Has High Hopes in Weightlifting Test Event in Rio
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Champion weightlifter from Brazil, Fernando Reis, will be carrying the expectations of his country in the weight class category of 105kg + over the next few days. He is competing, along with lifters from ten other countries, in the Aquece Rio Olympic warm-up event […]

Brazil’s Vice President Michel Temer Resigns as PMDB Leader

Brazil’s Vice President Michel Temer Resigns as PMDB Leader
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In another series of political maneuvers, the vice president of Brazil, Michel Temer, who is also the president of the largest political party PMDB, has resigned as the leader of the PMDB. Analysts see this as a way to shield the party from the negative […]

Coldplay Returns to Rio at Maracanã Stadium on April 10th

Coldplay Returns to Rio at Maracanã Stadium on April 10th
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On the heels of their Super Bowl 50 halftime show, British rock band, Coldplay will return to Rio de Janeiro on April 10th, to perform live at the famous Maracanã Stadium. The Rio show will mark the second stop in Brazil following a performance […]