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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Rio Times

Brazil’s New Government Cuts Resources for Housing Program

Brazil’s New Government Cuts Resources for Housing Program
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The new Cities Minister in Brazil, Bruno Araujo, revoked on Tuesday (May 17th) a government order that would allow state-run bank, Caixa Economica, to authorize the construction of up to 11,000 new housing units under the entities modal of the Minha Casa, Minha Vida (My […]

Author of Eat Rio Website to Release First Travel Guide Book

Author of Eat Rio Website to Release First Travel Guide Book
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A soon-to-be-released guidebook,”The Hunt Rio de Janeiro,” will highlight lesser-known restaurants and destinations in Rio de Janeiro. Written by the author of the popular website Eat Rio and creator of Eat Rio Food Tours, Tom Le Mesurier and published by Gatehouse Publishing as part […]

Brazil Announces New Central Bank President

Brazil Announces New Central Bank President
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The new finance minister of Brazil, Henrique Meirelles, announced Tuesday morning the appointment of Ilan Goldfajn as the new Central Bank president as part of the government’s plan to revamp the country’s ailing economy. Meirelles also announced that the government would seek Congressional approval to […]

New VLT Light Rail in Rio Opens on Sunday, May 22nd

New VLT Light Rail in Rio Opens on Sunday, May 22nd
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After several years of construction, road closures and detours in the city’s downtown area, this Sunday, May 22nd, Rio de Janeiro unveils its new light rail system, the VLT (Vehicle on Light Tracks). The new rail system will begin to operate partially between Praça Mauá […]

Exhibition on Black Women’s Literature Opens at CCBB Rio

Exhibition on Black Women’s Literature Opens at CCBB Rio
By Charlotte Markham, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The exhibition by Carioca Ana Hupe, “Leituras para mover o centro”, (“Readings to move the center”), opens today, May 17th, at the Central Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB) museum in Rio de Janeiro and focuses on the often marginalized, black women’s literature in order to propose […]

Brazil’s Interim President Temer Faces Panelaço Protest

Brazil’s Interim President Temer Faces Panelaço Protest
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The interim president of Brazil, Michel Temer, gave his first TV interview on Sunday night as temporary leader of the country. In several cities all over the country, however, people starting banging their pans in a form of protest against the interview, known as ‘Panelaço’. […]

Sixth Annual Uranium Film Festival Returns to Rio at the MAM

Sixth Annual Uranium Film Festival Returns to Rio at the MAM
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Uranium Film Festival will return to Rio de Janeiro for its sixth edition beginning on May 20th. Running through the 29th at the Museum of Modern Art Rio de Janeiro (MAM), the festival will feature fifty films from twenty-two countries. Additionally, twelve filmmakers […]

Rio 2016 Olympics Unveils Staff and Volunteer Uniforms

Rio 2016 Olympics Unveils Staff and Volunteer Uniforms
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In a little over two months, some 500,000 international visitors are expected to descend on the Cidade Maravilhosa for the start of the 2016 Olympics, with the world watching. In preparation the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee unveiled the uniforms to be used by the 87,000 […]

Rio de Janeiro Metro Line 4 Extension is Delayed

Rio de Janeiro Metro Line 4 Extension is Delayed
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The opening of the metro (subway) line that was promised as part of the bid to host the Rio 2016 Olympics, has been delayed quietly yesterday, on Friday, May 14th. New plans have the metro Linha 4 (Line 4) extension connecting Ipanema to Barra da […]

Social Media Star Nash Grier Arrives in Rio on May 15th

Social Media Star Nash Grier Arrives in Rio on May 15th
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Wave Tour will make its way to Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, May 15th. Presented by DigiTour, the event will take place at Circo Voador in Lapa and will feature American social media star Nash Grier and friends live for a night filled […]
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