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Monday, July 11, 2016

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Brazil Rejects Venezuela’s Presidency of Mercosur

Brazil Rejects Venezuela’s Presidency of Mercosur
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The controversy about whether or not to allow Venezuela to occupy the temporary presidency of the Mercosur bloc has widened, with the Brazilian foreign relations committee releasing a note rejecting the transfer of power. “A government that maintains political prisoners, persecutes opponents, disrespects the legislative […]

China as First Official Visit Abroad for Brazil’s Temer

China as First Official Visit Abroad for Brazil’s Temer
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – If suspended president Dilma Rousseff is impeached from office in August, Brazil’s interim President, Michel Temer, plans to take his first official overseas trip as leader of the country in September to China, Industry and Foreign Trade Minister Marcos Pereira announced over the weekend. Temer’s […]

New Exhibition in Rio de Janeiro Celebrates the History of Sports

New Exhibition in Rio de Janeiro Celebrates the History of Sports
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After making its way through six Brazilian cities, the “Esporte Movimento” (Sport Movement) exhibition arrived at Caixa Cultural Rio de Janeiro on July 9th. Opened to the public on July 10th and remaining on display through September 25th, the exhibition celebrates the history of […]

France Earns Final Basketball Spot in 2016 Rio Olympics

France Earns Final Basketball Spot in 2016 Rio Olympics
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Sunday, July 10th, France defeated Canada 83-74, in the Olympic qualifying tournament championship game taking place in Manila, Philippines, to claim the final spot in the men’s 2016 Rio Olympics basketball tournament. France joins Serbia and Croatia who also won their final qualifying matches […]

Rio de Janeiro Restaurants Will Celebrate Dia da Pizza July 10th

Rio de Janeiro Restaurants Will Celebrate Dia da Pizza July 10th
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Sunday, July 10th is Dia da Pizza (Pizza Day) and many restaurants and bars in Rio de Janeiro will offer specials and promotions. With options ranging from the traditional calabresa (pepperoni) and mozzarella to shrimp to vegetarian to dessert banana pizza and many other […]

Eduardo Cunha, Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies Speaker Resigns

Eduardo Cunha, Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies Speaker Resigns
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Under pressure from both allies and critics, Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies President, Eduardo Cunha, announced his resignation from the top legislative position in the country’s Lower House on Thursday. The legislator, however, will continue to hold his position as a Congressional representative. In his resignation […]

Rio Hospital Seeks Volunteer Interpreters for Olympics

Rio Hospital Seeks Volunteer Interpreters for Olympics
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Public Company of Health of Rio de Janeiro (RioSaúde), linked to the Municipal Health Department, is looking for volunteers who want to act as translators and interpreters for any foreign patients that will require outpatient care during the Olympics. The selected volunteers will work […]

Brazil Predicts 2017 Primary Deficit of R$143.1 Billion

Brazil Predicts 2017 Primary Deficit of R$143.1 Billion
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The government of Brazil announced on Thursday (July 7th) the forecast for the 2017 primary deficit for the federal, state and city governments at R$143.1 billion. According to the forecast, next year will see a reduction of the primary deficit by almost R$27 billion from […]

Bruno Big Exhibition Opens at Galeria Homegrown Ipanema

Bruno Big Exhibition Opens at Galeria Homegrown Ipanema
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With the Rio 2016 Olympic Games less than a month away, a new exhibition “Tudo é Movimento” (All is Movement), by Bruno Big celebrates the beauty of movement in non-Olympic sports and in everyday life in the city. Opened on July 7th in the […]

Brazil Expands Visitor Driving Privileges for Rio Olympics

Brazil Expands Visitor Driving Privileges for Rio Olympics
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Foreign visitors to Brazil from one hundred countries can now drive vehicles throughout the entire country with only a valid driver’s license from their country of origin and a passport. The new measure, which began on Friday, July 1st and will last until December 31st, […]

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