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Friday, April 29, 2016

Rio Times

Number of Defaulting Companies in Brazil Increased 11 Percent

Number of Defaulting Companies in Brazil Increased 11 Percent
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After Brazil suffered its worst GDP decline in over 25 years, an increasing number of businesses are now starting to default on their debts. A survey released on Wednesday (April 27th) by the Credit Protection Service (SPC) and the National Confederation of Shopkeepers, showed the […]

Rio’s InterNations Brings The Irie Experience Party on May 1st

Rio’s InterNations Brings The Irie Experience Party on May 1st
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Since its launch in 2007 the global networking organization, InterNations, has become a staple in the social calendar for many foreigners and locals in Rio. Offering a feature-rich web site and well organized parties, the Rio community continues to host interesting events, and their next […]

International Fencing Competitions Come to an End in Rio

International Fencing Competitions Come to an End in Rio
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio has had its swords at the ready for the past week, having hosted a two-part Olympic test event in fencing. The city first welcomed fencers from all over the world for the Rio Grand Prix before the Team World Championships took place in the […]

Questions Continue After the Collapse of Rio’s Cycle Path

Questions Continue After the Collapse of Rio’s Cycle Path
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Disbelief and disappointment still abound in Rio de Janeiro as the city comes to terms with both a tragedy and an embarrassment. On Thursday, April 21st, only a few months after it was opened and four months before the 2016 Olympic Games, a section […]

Retail Sales in Rio de Janeiro Fall 6.1 Percent in March

Retail Sales in Rio de Janeiro Fall 6.1 Percent in March
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The retail sales in Rio de Janeiro fell 6.1 percent in March this year, compared to March 2015, according to the Sales Thermometer released yesterday (April 26th) by Centro de Estudos do Clube de Diretores Lojistas, or Shopkeepers Directors Club Study Centre – CDLRio. It […]

Santos Dumont Exhibiton Opens at Museum of Tomorrow

Santos Dumont Exhibiton Opens at Museum of Tomorrow
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Tuesday, April 26th the Museu do Amanhã (Museum of Tomorrow) opened the exhibition, “O Poeta Voador, Santos Dumont” (The Flying Poet, Santos Dumont). Remaining on display through Sunday, October 30th the exhibition explores and celebrates the life and works of Brazilian aviation pioneer […]

Supreme Court in Brazil Opens More Inquiries Against Cunha

Supreme Court in Brazil Opens More Inquiries Against Cunha
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As the mega-corruption investigation Operação Lava Jato (Operation Carwash) continues, yesterday the Brazil Supreme Court (STF) minister Teori Zavascki approved opening two inquiries against the president of the Chamber of Deputies, Eduardo Cunha (PMDB-RJ). The new charges were entered into court last week, citing crimes […]

Health Centers Across Rio de Janeiro Offer H1N1 Flu Vaccine

Health Centers Across Rio de Janeiro Offer H1N1 Flu Vaccine
By Charlotte Markham, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Beginning this Monday, April 25th, those identified in high risk groups can receive the vaccine against the H1N1, also know as the swine flu, at public healthcare posts across Rio de Janeiro state. Over 3,000 locations in 92 municipalities are now equipped with the vaccine […]

Brazil and Argentina Discuss Trade and Automotive Agreement

Brazil and Argentina Discuss Trade and Automotive Agreement
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Representatives from Brazil and Argentina met in Brasilia yesterday (April 26th) for the first meeting of the Brazil-Argentina Bilateral Commission to discuss the expansion of trade between the two countries. Among the main topics addressed were the renewal terms of an automobile trade agreement between […]

Students Occupy Almost Seventy Public Schools in Rio State

Students Occupy Almost Seventy Public Schools in Rio State
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A standoff between the state Department of Education and the students occupying schools across the state does not have an end in sight yet. Students are protesting for better education conditions and support the teachers’ strike, which has lasted over fifty days, and to-date, 68 […]