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Monday, June 6, 2016

Rio Times

Decisive Week For Brazil’s Suspended House Speaker Cunha

Decisive Week For Brazil’s Suspended House Speaker Cunha
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The week ahead in Brazil’s political arena promises to be turbulent with the Chamber of Deputies, Ethics Commission deciding on whether or not to vote for the expulsion of Chamber President, Eduardo Cunha. After seven months of postponements and delays the Chamber’s Ethics Committee is […]

After Two Week Delay, VLT Opens in Rio de Janeiro

After Two Week Delay, VLT Opens in Rio de Janeiro
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Yesterday, June 5th, Rio de Janeiro’s new light rail transit system, the VLT (Vehicle on Light Tracks) was finally unveiled in Rio’s downtown Centro district. Sunday’s unveiling was considered the final test run in preparation for the trains first operation during the downtown weekday rush […]

First Exhibitions of FotoRio 2016 Open, June 6th to July 23rd

First Exhibitions of FotoRio 2016 Open, June 6th to July 23rd
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The first two exhibitions of the ninth edition of the Foto Rio–Encontro Internacional de Fotografia do Rio de Janeiro, (International Photo Rio Meeting of Photography in Rio de Janeiro) opened on June 6th in Centro Municipal de Arte Hélio Oiticica. The two exhibitions, “Carlos […]

Phil Wilkinson Joins the TALKS Event on Thursday, June 9th

Phil Wilkinson Joins the TALKS Event on Thursday, June 9th
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Thursday, June 9th, The Rio Times is hosting their second “TALKS” speaker series event, bringing together a panel of experts in three areas regarding the Rio 2016 Olympics; organization, tourism and immigration issues (visas). The first speaker is British expatriate Philip Wilkinson, the international […]

Rio 2016 Olympic Torch Relay Completes First Month

Rio 2016 Olympic Torch Relay Completes First Month
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Olympic torch relay continued this past Friday (June 3rd) and Saturday (June 4th) as the torch passed through the Northeast region of Brazil. Capping off the first thirty days of the torch’s 95-day journey were several of Brazil’s most legendary and decorated athletes who […]

Lava Jato Court Date Set for Brazil’s Senate President

Lava Jato Court Date Set for Brazil’s Senate President
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Yesterday, June 3rd, the Federal Police (PF) in Brazil set the date for the president of the senate, Renan Calheiros (PMDB-AL) to testify and defend himself against allegations of corruption and money laundering. It is the second time Calheiros will testify in court regarding the […]

Celebrating Festas Juninas 2016 in Rio de Janeiro

Celebrating Festas Juninas 2016 in Rio de Janeiro
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The June holidays known as Festas Juninas have arrived, originally a European pagan celebration of summer solstice, today it is celebrated in the name of three Catholic solemnities: Saint Anthony (São António) on Thursday, June 13th, Saint John the Baptist (São João) on Sunday, June […]

Body Found in Rio May be of Missing Australian Ryan Hunt

Body Found in Rio May be of Missing Australian Ryan Hunt
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Police are trying to determine if a body seen floating eight kilometers off Copacabana Beach is that of missing Australian backpacker, Ryan Hunt. According to officials, the body found by the Brazilian Navy was located near where the tourist was seen by a fisherman […]

Petrobras’ CEO Seeks to Recover Company’s Credibility

Petrobras’ CEO Seeks to Recover Company’s Credibility
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Petrobras’ new president, Pedro Parente, said on Thursday, June 2nd, during his swearing in ceremony that to improve the company’s performance, the oil giant needs to restore its credibility and recover its economic, financial and social responsibilities. The new CEO also said he supports the […]

Brazil Visa Waiver From June 1st to September 18th

Brazil Visa Waiver From June 1st to September 18th
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This week, on Wednesday, June 1st, the visa exemption began for American, Japanese, Canadian and Australian visitors traveling to Brazil. The initiative will last until September 18th, and is expected to stimulate tourism from these four countries leading up to the 2016 Rio Olympics. The […]
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