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Sunday, May 22, 2016

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Cine Pedal Brasil Audiovisual Festival Rolls in Rio de Janeiro

Cine Pedal Brasil Audiovisual Festival Rolls in Rio de Janeiro
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Cine Pedal Brasil festival will take place in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, May 21st and Sunday, May 22nd in the Parque dos Patins in Lagoa. Promoting the use of clean energy, the event is a traveling audiovisual festival that includes free, outdoor […]

Rio 2016 Olympic Torch Relay Wraps Week Three of 95-Day Tour

Rio 2016 Olympic Torch Relay Wraps Week Three of 95-Day Tour
By Charlotte Markham, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Olympic torch is wrapping the third week of its journey around Brazil, which began on May 3rd and will run up until the Rio 2016 Games opening ceremony on August 5th. During the 95-day relay the torch will be passed among close to 12,000 […]

Brazil’s Interim Government Replaces Petrobras President

Brazil’s Interim Government Replaces Petrobras President
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The new interim government of Brazil announced on Thursday it is replacing the president of Petrobras. Former Energy Minister in the Cardoso Administration, Pedro Parente will replace Aldemir Bendine at the country’s state-run oil giant, the epicenter of a mega corruption scandal which has rocked […]

Laranjeiras, Traditional Charm and Carioca Spirit in Rio de Janeiro

Laranjeiras, Traditional Charm and Carioca Spirit in Rio de Janeiro
By Charlotte Markham, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Laranjeiras is a smaller neighborhood on the edge of Zona Sul (South Zone) that is often missed by vacationers to the Cidade Maravilhosa, as it is some distance from the popular beaches in Copacabana and Ipanema. Yet located on the foothills of Santa Teresa, it […]

International Club of Rio to Host Garden Party for Charity

International Club of Rio to Host Garden Party for Charity
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The International Club of Rio (InC) will hold the Joa Live Music Garden Party on Saturday, May 21st. Featuring live music and held in an effort to raise funds for the orphanage, Abrigo Evangélico da Pedra de Guaratiba, the party will take place in […]

Brazil Ranked 11th in the World for International Meetings

Brazil Ranked 11th in the World for International Meetings
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Despite the political turmoil, a weak economy, and a worrying health epidemic, Brazil finished 2015 as the 11th most popular destination in the world for international meetings and conventions. 2015 was a record year of growth for this market, one that more and more countries […]

Serra Reaffirms Brazil’s Partnership Priority with Argentina

Serra Reaffirms Brazil’s Partnership Priority with Argentina
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The newly appointed foreign relations’ minister in Brazil, José Serra, announced on Wednesday (May 18th) the new strategies which will guide the country’s foreign policy, moving away from what he called ideological preferences to the general values of the Brazilian society. According to Serra, in […]

Brazil Minister of Tourism Defends Proposal to Legalize Gambling

Brazil Minister of Tourism Defends Proposal to Legalize Gambling
By Charlotte Markham, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The minister of tourism in Brazil, Henrique Eduardo Alves, once again defended a proposal to legalize gambling in the country, at the opening of the tourism fair, Destination Brazil Travel Mart, yesterday (May 18th). Presently, gambling is prohibited in Brazil, but Alves cited the legalization […]

New App Offers Custom Guide for Visiting Rio During Olympics

New App Offers Custom Guide for Visiting Rio During Olympics
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Any company planning an overseas trip for a team of employees faces a herculean challenge, but planning that same trip during one of the world’s biggest sporting events, in a city not known to be easy to get around, is a daunting feat. Now, a […]

Rio’s English Language Comedy Night is on May 23rd: Sponsored

Rio’s English Language Comedy Night is on May 23rd: Sponsored
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Comedy in Rio is happening all around us everyday, although most frequently in Portuguese and not always accessible to native English speakers and foreigners here. Yet since 2014 an English-language comedy show has been performing semi-regularly in Copacabana, their next show is Monday, May 23rd […]
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