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Friday, May 13, 2016

Rio Times


Michel Temer, Brazil’s New Interim President Takes Over

Michel Temer, Brazil’s New Interim President Takes Over
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Calling for unity and support of the population, Brazil’s interim president, Michel Temer, asked his fellow countrymen to trust his government and support the reforms needed to overcome the deep economic recession and corruption scandal which has shaken Latin America’s biggest nation. “It is essential […]

New Finance Minister in Brazil Maps Cost Cutting Plans

New Finance Minister in Brazil Maps Cost Cutting Plans
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The new finance minister, Henrique de Campos Meirelles, said today (May 13th) that the most important measure to be taken by the Ministry of Finance will be to contain the increase in public spending. According to Meirelles, the government has to control expenditure to avoid […]

Rio Craft Beer Festival Returns on May 14th in Gávea

Rio Craft Beer Festival Returns on May 14th in Gávea
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Celebrating local brews and breweries, the Rio Craft Beer Festival returns to the city on Saturday, May 14th for its second edition. Running from 2PM to 10PM in the Planetário da Gávea the festival will feature food vendors, live music, and ten local craft […]

Araras, Rio’s Gourmet Valley Nestled in the Hills of Petrópolis

Araras, Rio’s Gourmet Valley Nestled in the Hills of Petrópolis
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Only a short hour and a half drive from the city of Rio de Janerio, in the hills of the imperial city Petrópolis, next to the town of Itaipava, lies the valley of Araras, also known as the Vale Gourmet (Gourmet Valley). With its cooler […]

Brazil’s President Rousseff Suspended for Impeachment Trial

Brazil’s President Rousseff Suspended for Impeachment Trial
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After almost twenty hours of speeches, Brazil’s Senate voted early Thursday morning to open an impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff. With a vote of 55 for and 22 against, senators decided to suspend Rousseff from her post for up to 180 days while they […]

Brazil’s Real Closes at R$3.44 to the Dollar but Stocks Drop

Brazil’s Real Closes at R$3.44 to the Dollar but Stocks Drop
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Yesterday (Wednesday, May 11th) in anticipation of the Brazilian senate’s vote to continue with the impeachment process of President Dilma Rousseff, the Brazilian real currency closed stronger to the U.S. dollar. The U.S. currency ended the day at R$3.44/US$1 in sales, down 0.6 percent compared […]

Botafogo, Still Rio de Janeiro’s Glorious Neighborhood

Botafogo, Still Rio de Janeiro’s Glorious Neighborhood
By Charlotte Markham, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Sitting in front of Guanabara Bay, Botafogo has always been a prestigious neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, ever since it housed the Portuguese Crown in the late 1800s. Today, it continues to draw nighttime revelers, foodies and young professionals as an unpretentious contemporary melting pot […]

Rio 2016 Olympic Torch Relay Enters Week Two of 95-Day Relay

Rio 2016 Olympic Torch Relay Enters Week Two of 95-Day Relay
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Olympic torch has been traveling across Brazil, bound to pass through three hundred towns and be carried by over 12,000 torchbearers who will each run two kilometers. Ordinary and not-so-ordinary Brazilians, young and old, of diverse backgrounds and ethnicities, have carried the torch in […]

Brazil’s Senate Votes Today on Rousseff’s Impeachment

Brazil’s Senate Votes Today on Rousseff’s Impeachment
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Today (Wednesday, May 11th) the Senate in Brazil starts to vote on whether or not to launch an impeachment trial against President Dilma Rousseff for mismanagement of funds to hide budget deficits. The session is supposed to last into the night and the odds sway […]

Taxi Drivers Resume Protests Against Uber in São Paulo

Taxi Drivers Resume Protests Against Uber in São Paulo
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Taxi drivers in São Paulo resumed protests today, May 11th, against the previous day’s decree from Mayor Fernando Haddad. The mayor’s decree essentially authorized the use of Uber and other smartphone-based ride-sharing-applications in the city. By 6AM, early Wednesday morning, May 11th, angry taxi drivers […]