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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Rio Times

National Choro Festival Continues in Rio de Janeiro Through April 23rd

National Choro Festival Continues in Rio de Janeiro Through April 23rd
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The seventh edition of the Festival Nacional de Choro (National Choro Festival) began on April 18th and will continue at the Casa do Choro (House of Choro) with free programming including workshops, lectures, classes, and performances through April 23rd. The festival will culminate with […]

Brazil’s President Rousseff to Fight Impeachment to the End

Brazil’s President Rousseff to Fight Impeachment to the End
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A day after Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies voted to authorize the advancement of impeachment proceedings against her, President Dilma Rousseff vowed to continue to fight for what she called an injustice. President Rousseff reiterated that she did nothing wrong when she took out loans from […]

Rio 2016 Olympic Gymnastics Test Event Continues Until April 22nd

Rio 2016 Olympic Gymnastics Test Event Continues Until April 22nd
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Rio Olympic Arena was abuzz with excitement last night (April 18th) as Brazil’s talented young hope, Flávia Saraiva delighted crowds late at night with a winning performance in the Women’s Floor exercise. She had earlier picked up silver on the balance bar. Saraiva […]

Expats Launch Eklo Water and Make a Splash in Rio de Janeiro

Expats Launch Eklo Water and Make a Splash in Rio de Janeiro
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Relatively new to the market but already sitting in supermarket chain Zona Sul, is the all-natural flavored drink, Eklo Water, which was the brain-child of an American expatriate in Rio, Richard Moxley. According to Transparency Market Research (TMR), global ‘flavored and functional water market’ is […]

Brazil’s Lower House Authorizes Impeachment of President Rousseff

Brazil’s Lower House Authorizes Impeachment of President Rousseff
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – On Sunday night (April 17th) Brazil’s Lower House voted 367 to 137 to authorize the impeachment process to go on to the Senate. Although there were strong indications on Sunday morning that the government would lose, the pro-impeachment tally was much higher than expected. One […]

Economists Predict Impeachment Rally Likely to be Short-Lived

Economists Predict Impeachment Rally Likely to be Short-Lived
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The day after Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies authorized the continuation of the impeachment process of President Dilma Rousseff, by the country’s Senate, economic analysts try to forecast how the country’s economy will react to a possible impeachment. For Neil Shearing, Chief Emerging Markets Economist, at […]

Rio’s Santa Teresa Gets Boost from French Hotel Group

Rio’s Santa Teresa Gets Boost from French Hotel Group
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Santa Teresa has long been known as Rio’s charming, bohemian neighborhood. Located at the top of winding, cobbled streets, far from the coastline Rio is famous for, it shows a different side of the city from the penthouses and high-rises that stretch along the […]

City and Colour Returns to Rio de Janeiro April 29th

City and Colour Returns to Rio de Janeiro April 29th
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Currently on tour in support of his most recent release, If I Should Go Before You, Canadian musician Dallas Green, who performs under the alias City and Colour, will return to Rio de Janeiro to perform live at Circo Voador on Friday, April 29th. […]

Third Edition of “Expo Gravuras 03” Exhibition Begins in Ipanema

Third Edition of “Expo Gravuras 03” Exhibition Begins in Ipanema
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Aiming to make contemporary art more accessible to the public, the third edition of the “Expo Gravuras 03” (Print Expo 03), a free-entry exhibition, opened at the Galeria Homegrown Ipanema (Homegrown Gallery Ipanema) on April 14th and will remain on display through May 15th. […]

Rio’s InC Hosts Benefit Dinner and Blues Night in São Conrado

Rio’s InC Hosts Benefit Dinner and Blues Night in São Conrado
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The InC (International Club) of Rio de Janeiro is hosting an event tonight, April 16th, starting at 8PM at a private residence in São Conrado, which promises to be full of great company, music, food and drinks, and all for a good cause. Proceeds from […]