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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Rio Times

Samarco, Vale, BHP to Pay R$155B for Dam Burst in Brazil

Samarco, Vale, BHP to Pay R$155B for Dam Burst in Brazil
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Ministerio Publico Federal – MPF (Federal Prosecutors Office) in Brazil has filed a civil suit against Samarco mining company and its controllers, Brazilian Vale and Anglo-Australian BHP Billiton for R$155 billion for the damages caused when a dam burst in early November of 2015, […]

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo 2016 in Rio de Janeiro

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo 2016 in Rio de Janeiro
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Cinco de Mayo (May 5th), often confused with Mexican Independence Day, is a celebration of Mexican pride and heritage and one of the few festivals of its kind that is celebrated worldwide – although mainly in the United States. Food and drink are the focal […]

Judge Orders Block of WhatsApp for 72 Hours in Brazil

Judge Orders Block of WhatsApp for 72 Hours in Brazil
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A Brazilian judge in the Northeast state of Sergipe ordered the nationwide suspension of the popular messaging service, Whatsapp, for 72 hours, due to the company’s failure to turn over data which the courts say are important for a current drug trafficking investigation. The decision […]

The Rio Times Hosts 7-Year Anniversary Party at Casa Mosquito

The Rio Times Hosts 7-Year Anniversary Party at Casa Mosquito
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After providing local and national English-language news to the community of foreigners in Brazil, as well as readers abroad, The Rio Times recently announced their seven-year anniversary party. The event will be held in Ipanema on Saturday, May 7th, from 3PM to 10PM at the […]

Brazil Labor Day Rallies Turn Into Impeachment Protests

Brazil Labor Day Rallies Turn Into Impeachment Protests
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The traditional May 1st Labor Day celebrations across Brazil turned into pro and anti-impeachment protests on Sunday as the country’s President, Dilma Rousseff, struggles to remain in office. The rallies, organized by major labor union groups assembled thousands in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and […]

Making-Of Film Festival Runs in Rio de Janeiro May 10th-22nd

Making-Of Film Festival Runs in Rio de Janeiro May 10th-22nd
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Running from May 10th to May 22nd in Caixa Cultural Rio de Janeiro in Centro, the Making-Of film festival will explore the production of cinema through a debate and the screening of movies which take a behind the scenes look at the film industry. […]

Vasco Beat Botafogo 1×0 in Campeonato Carioca Finals Match

Vasco Beat Botafogo 1×0 in Campeonato Carioca Finals Match
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the first of two finals matches for the 2016 Campeonato Carioca championship, Vasco won by 1-0 over Botafogo with a score from Jorge Henrique. The goalkeepers for Vasco and Botafogo had very different days, while Martín Silva made good saves for Vasco, a Jefferson […]

Marina Silva Criticizes Trivializing the Term Coup in Brazil

Marina Silva Criticizes Trivializing the Term Coup in Brazil
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Popular former senator in Brazil, Marina Silva, who ran for president in 2014 elections, has criticized the current vice president Michel Temer’s yesterday (April 30), and the casual use of the word golpe (coup). Calling for new elections in the case of a Rousseff impeachment, […]

Rio de Janeiro Police Adopt Social Media to Help Combat Crime

Rio de Janeiro Police Adopt Social Media to Help Combat Crime
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The use of social media has emerged as a vital tool in Rio de Janeiro’s security efforts against crime as well as a public relations tool for the military police (PM). According to government news sources, the new communication channels are way for citizens to […]

José González Live in Rio de Janeiro on Friday, May 6th

José González Live in Rio de Janeiro on Friday, May 6th
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Known for his solo classical guitar playing; soft vocals; and intimate acoustic covers of works by Massive Attack, The Knife, Kylie Minogue, and Bruce Springsteen, among others, Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist José González will play live in Lapa’s Circo Voador on Friday, May 6th. […]