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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Rio Times

President Rousseff is Closer to Being Impeached in Brazil

President Rousseff is Closer to Being Impeached in Brazil
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The threat of impeachment loomed closer to Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff on Monday, as a special commission of the country’s lower house voted to approve a report recommending the ousting of the nation’s leader. The commission voted 38 to 27 to recommend impeachment proceedings be […]

Brazil’s Real Closes Above R$3.50 to the Dollar in 8-Month High

Brazil’s Real Closes Above R$3.50 to the Dollar in 8-Month High
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After a sharp fall on Monday (April 11th), the U.S. dollar closed below R$3.50 for the first time in eight months. The Brazilian real (BRL) has been rallying against the dollar and is up 2.83 percent in April already, and 11.48 percent in 2016. Yesterday […]

Rio’s Marina da Glória Reopens in Time for the Olympics

Rio’s Marina da Glória Reopens in Time for the Olympics
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Marina da Glória, in Flamengo, was re-opened on Thursday, April 7th. For almost a decade access to the sailing port and surrounding complex has been restricted. Now, following extensive works, the area has been overhauled, opened up to the public and will be […]

Gisa Müller “Krahô” Photo Exhibit Opens at Copacabana Fort

Gisa Müller “Krahô” Photo Exhibit Opens at Copacabana Fort
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Tomorrow on Wednesday, April 13th the photo exhibit “Krahô – Heranças Culturais Brasileiras” (“Krahô – Brazilian Cultural Heritages”) opens at the Museu Histórico do Exército e Forte de Copacabana, or Historical Army Museum at Copacabana Fort. The show features black and white photos by Gisa […]

Street Child United Brings English Footballers to Rio Favela

Street Child United Brings English Footballers to Rio Favela
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Dwight Yorke and Quinton Fortune of the Manchester United football (soccer) club were in the Zona Norte (North Zone) of Rio last weekend to spend time training with youths in the favela community of Chatuba in Complexo da Penha. The event was held at the […]

Rio Favela Communities Gain App to Report Police Abuse

Rio Favela Communities Gain App to Report Police Abuse
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A new app named “Nós por Nós” (Us for Us), which was created by the Fórum de Juventudes – the collective Youth Forum – and launched on March 21st in Rio de Janeiro to help residents report misconduct by police authorities, has already had 500 […]

Inflation Forecasts for 2016 Continue to Ease in Brazil

Inflation Forecasts for 2016 Continue to Ease in Brazil
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Financial institutions have lowered for the fifth consecutive week their forecast for inflation in 2016, according to the weekly Central Bank Focus Survey. The survey, however, also showed the expectation of further decrease in the country’s annual GDP growth. According to the Focus Survey, which […]

Alan Fontes Exhibition Continues at CCBB Rio Through May 9th

Alan Fontes Exhibition Continues at CCBB Rio Through May 9th
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Combining aerial view/satellite images of Rio de Janeiro with subjective perceptions from ground level, artist Alan Fontes’ exhibition Poética de uma Paisagem – Memória em Mutação (Poetics of a landscape – Memory in Mutation) opened in the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB) Rio […]

Colombia Sweeps the Board in Rio 2016 Weightlifting Test Event

Colombia Sweeps the Board in Rio 2016 Weightlifting Test Event
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One hundred and twenty athletes from thirteen countries competed in the Aquece Rio (Warm-up Rio) weightlifting test event, which finished on Sunday, April 10th. Guest lifters from the U.S., Germany, Panama and Thailand joined athletes from all over the continent in the competition which also […]

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 […]