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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Rio Times

Brazil’s Federal Government Announces R$2.9B for Olympics

Brazil’s Federal Government Announces R$2.9B for Olympics
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The federal government in Brazil announced R$2.9 billion-worth in financial aid to Rio de Janeiro to help the state put on the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. According to officials the resources will be exclusively used to help pay for security during the events. On […]

Cunha, Brazil’s Suspended Chamber President Speaks Out

Cunha, Brazil’s Suspended Chamber President Speaks Out
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Suspended Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies in Brazil, Eduardo Cunha, reiterated to reporters on Tuesday that he will not resign his position in the Congressional Lower House and said that he will not seek a plea-bargain agreement with federal prosecutors. “I will not resign […]

Domestic Airline Travel in Brazil Falls 8.2 Percent in 2016

Domestic Airline Travel in Brazil Falls 8.2 Percent in 2016
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Since the start of the year, Brazil’s aviation industry, particularly on the domestic front, has been feeling the effects of the country’s weak economy and political turmoil. On Tuesday, June 21st, the Brazilian Association of Airlines (ABEAR) released its latest figures for the year so […]

Mercado Mundo Mix Returns to Fundição Progresso June 25-26th

Mercado Mundo Mix Returns to Fundição Progresso June 25-26th
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL –The Mercado Mundo Mix (MMMix) event will return on Saturday, June 25th and Sunday, 26th to take place in Fundição Progresso in Lapa with free admission on both days. Activities and participants will include live music, art exhibitions, independent publications, food trucks, workshops, and fashion […]

Brazil as World’s Most Dangerous Place for Environmentalists

Brazil as World’s Most Dangerous Place for Environmentalists
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – According to a report released on Monday by non-governmental organization Global Witness, Brazil ranks as the most dangerous country in the world for environmental and land activists. The NGO states that fifty activists were killed in 2015, an increase of 59 percent compared to 2014. […]

Rio Police Test Operations While Street Crime Remains

Rio Police Test Operations While Street Crime Remains
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Sunday (June 19th), the security institutions involved with the safety of the Rio 2016 Games held a mock operation aimed at preparations for the opening ceremony of the Olympics, on August 5th. Unfortunately, on the same day, an embarrassing street robbery of an Australian […]

Telecom Oi Files for Largest Ever Judicial Recovery in Brazil

Telecom Oi Files for Largest Ever Judicial Recovery in Brazil
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – One of Brazil’s largest telephone carriers, Oi, filed a bankruptcy recovery request on Monday, June 20th, in Rio de Janeiro after restructuring talks with major shareholders failed. The company is said to register debts totaling R$65.4 billion. The recovery request is said to be the […]

Longest Tunnel in Brazil Opens in Rio’s Port Zone

Longest Tunnel in Brazil Opens in Rio’s Port Zone
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Writer RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As the 2016 Olympics are under fifty days away, the latest in the series of revitalization projects in the city’s port zone opened this past Sunday, June 19th, with Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes inaugurating the Marcello Alencar tunnel. The new tunnel, named after one of […]

Olympic Torch Travels Through Amazon on Way to Rio

Olympic Torch Travels Through Amazon on Way to Rio
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Writer RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This past Sunday, June 19th, the Olympic torch traveled to the city of Manaus, the Amazon’s largest city and the capital of Amazonas state. The Olympic torch has been traveling across Brazil, bound to pass through three hundred towns and be carried by over 12,000 […]

Rio Declares State of Financial Emergency Before Olympics

Rio Declares State of Financial Emergency Before Olympics
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – On Friday, Rio de Janeiro’s acting governor, Francisco Dornelles, alarmed international media by declaring a financial emergency in the state. However Rio’s mayor, Eduardo Paes assured reporters on Sunday that the current financial crisis faced by the state will have no affect on the 2016 […]
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