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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Rio Times

U.S. CDC Study Concludes Zika Can Cause Microcephaly

U.S. CDC Study Concludes Zika Can Cause Microcephaly
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States released a study on Wednesday (April 13th) which concludes that the Zika virus can cause microcephaly and severe fetal brain damage. In the article published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the […]

State of Rio de Janeiro Unable to Pay Pension Checks

State of Rio de Janeiro Unable to Pay Pension Checks
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The government of Rio de Janeiro announced on Wednesday that due to cash flow problems it would not be able to pay over 137,000 state retirees this month. Officials blame the sharp decline in tax revenues and the decrease of oil prices in the […]

Main Press and Entertainment Area Opens at Rio’s Olympic Park

Main Press and Entertainment Area Opens at Rio’s Olympic Park
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Another important milestone was reached this week in the preparations for the first Olympic Games in South America. The Main Press Centre and a Live Site in the Olympic Park in Barra da Tijuca were inaugurated on Monday, April 11th. Members of the International […]

Hostels in Favelas with UPP Expect to be Full for Olympics

Hostels in Favelas with UPP Expect to be Full for Olympics
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As the city of Rio prepares to receive the 2016 Olympic Games this August, accommodations are a key concern for travelers as beds fill up along the spectrum of luxury to economy. An option for the budget or adventure traveler, is staying at one of […]

President Rousseff Loses More Allies in Brazil, Decries Coup

President Rousseff Loses More Allies in Brazil, Decries Coup
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Just five days away from another milestone that could lead to the end of her presidency, Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff received another blow in her struggle to remain in office. Two of her most important allies, the PP and PRB parties announced on Tuesday they were […]

Brazil Services Sector Falls 4 Percent in Last 12 Months

Brazil Services Sector Falls 4 Percent in Last 12 Months
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The volume of the services industry in Brazil fell by four percent in February, compared to the same period of 2015. According to a report released today (April 13th) by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) the services sector accumulated a decline of […]

RUN VDG Party Returns to Alto Vidigal in Rio on April 16th

RUN VDG Party Returns to Alto Vidigal in Rio on April 16th
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Delivering the best of underground dance music, the RUN VDG party will return to Alto Vidigal on Saturday, April 16th. During this edition of the event, the Brazilian duo of DJs, Bed & Breakfast, British DJ Jody King and American DJ Tee Cardaci will […]

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 […]