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Thursday, July 7, 2016

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President Temer Welcomes Olympic Visitors to Brazil

President Temer Welcomes Olympic Visitors to Brazil
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – To dissipate concerns about security the Zika virus and the readiness of Olympic venues during the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic and Paralympic Games, Brazil’s interim President, Michel Temer, published an open letter in the Rio 2016 webpage welcoming tourists to the city and the […]

Military Soldiers for Rio Olympics Increased to 21,000

Military Soldiers for Rio Olympics Increased to 21,000
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In a joint press conference on Wednesday, July 6th, Defense Minister, Raul Jungmann, and Justice Minister, Alexandre de Moraes, announced that an additional three thousand military personnel would be deployed to Rio de Janeiro to aid in security efforts during the 2016 Olympics. The extra […]

Brazil’s Retail Sales Register Worst Semester in 14 Years

Brazil’s Retail Sales Register Worst Semester in 14 Years
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Retail sales in Brazil registered a decline of 8.3 percent in the first semester of 2016 in comparison to the same period last year, according to the Serasa Experian Retail Activity Index. The result is the worst performance for a first semester since 2002, when […]

Rio’s Carioca Cricket Club Appoints New Vice-President: Sponsored

Rio’s Carioca Cricket Club Appoints New Vice-President: Sponsored
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Carioca Cricket Club (CCC) of Rio de Janeiro, which was founded in 2011, has recently appointed Felipe Lima de Melo as their new Vice-President. As one of the few Brazilians on the team he has become a cornerstone of the CCC over the last […]

Brazil’s Rousseff Not Expected to Attend Impeachment Hearings

Brazil’s Rousseff Not Expected to Attend Impeachment Hearings
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – In a surprise move, suspended President Dilma Rousseff announced Tuesday through a social media account that she would not attend Wednesday’s Senate committee hearing examining arguments for her impeachment. Rousseff said she would be filing her defense in writing to be read by her lawyer, […]

75 Percent of Rio’s Favela Residents Want UPP to Continue

75 Percent of Rio’s Favela Residents Want UPP to Continue
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Authorities in Rio de Janeiro received some reassuring news this week as a survey released by the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) shows a high percentage of the city’s favela community residents with Pacifying Police Units (UPPs) want the program to continue. According to the FGV […]

Rio Court Finds R$95 Million in Overpayment for Maracanã Works

Rio Court Finds R$95 Million in Overpayment for Maracanã Works
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A Rio de Janeiro audit court has ordered the state’s finance secretary to withhold more than R$198.5 million owed to construction companies due to irregularities found in an audit for their work in renovating world-famous Maracanã soccer stadium for the 2014 World Cup. According to […]

Three Fairs and Festivals to Check Out in Rio this Weekend

Three Fairs and Festivals to Check Out in Rio this Weekend
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With everything from gourmet foods to the celebration of the maker culture and local fashion and products to highlighting conscious consumption and the value of recycling and reusing, three festivals and fairs will offer something for everyone in Rio de Janeiro this weekend. Chef […]

Photo Exhibition Portrays Olympic Impact on Homeless in Rio

Photo Exhibition Portrays Olympic Impact on Homeless in Rio
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With just a month to go before the opening of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, an exhibition on display in the Biblioteca Parque Estadual (Library State Park) portrays a look at the impact of the mega sports event on the homeless of Rio. The photo […]

Security Forces Already Patrolling Olympic Venues in Rio

Security Forces Already Patrolling Olympic Venues in Rio
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With a month to go before the start of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian national security has taken over the security of all installations to be used for the competitions and the Olympic Village where athletes will be staying. A […]

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