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Sunday, September 11, 2016

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Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Sold Out for Next Two Weekends

Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Sold Out for Next Two Weekends
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Rio 2016 reported that most tickets are sold out for the next two weekends (September 10-11th and 17-18th). The majority of these tickets sold out are for competitions scheduled to be held in the Barra da […]

The Sisters of Mercy Perform in Rio on Monday, September 18th

The Sisters of Mercy Perform in Rio on Monday, September 18th
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – English post-punk band, The Sisters of Mercy will perform live at Vivo Rio in Flamengo on Monday, September 18th. Best known for their songs “Lucretia, My Reflection”, “Temple of Love”, and “This Corrosion”, the group has only released three studio albums in their almost […]

Brazil’s Government to Reduce Ministries from 39 to 24

Brazil’s Government to Reduce Ministries from 39 to 24
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – On Thursday, the new administration of President Michel Temer registered one of its first victories in Congress, with the approval of a bill that reduces from 39 to 24 the number of ministries in Brazil. Most of the ministries extinguished were created during the presidencies […]

Industry Groups Agree to Create Brazil-Argentina Business Council

Industry Groups Agree to Create Brazil-Argentina Business Council
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Business entities from Brazil and Argentina have decided to create the Brazil-Argentina Business Council (CEMBRAR) to increase trade and stimulate common policies between the two governments. The meeting between Brazil’s National Industry Confederation (CNI) and Argentina’s Industrial Union (UIA) seek to ease some of the […]

Brazil Wins Two Golds in Rio 2016 Paralympics Day One

Brazil Wins Two Golds in Rio 2016 Paralympics Day One
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Thursday, September 8th, in his first race of the Rio 2016 Paralympics, Brazilian Paralympic swimming sensation Daniel Dias did not disappoint the 15,000 fans at the Olympic Aquatic Stadium as he easily lapped the field to win gold in the S5 200m freestyle. Dias’s […]

Mariko Mori’s Olympic-Themed Installation in Rio State

Mariko Mori’s Olympic-Themed Installation in Rio State
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Celebrating the successful completion of the 2016 Rio Olympic games and the commencement of the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, the installation of Japanese artist Mariko Mori’s sculpture “Ring: One with Nature” was officially completed and will now remain on permanent display in Cunhambebe State […]

Alta Vidigal Hosts HeartBeatz Party in Rio on Saturday: Sponsored

Alta Vidigal Hosts HeartBeatz Party in Rio on Saturday: Sponsored
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Saturday, September 10th, the HeartBeatz party is set to kick off at Alta Vidigal, the well known party venue set high on the Vidigal community with sweeping views of Leblon and Ipanema. The event has been organized by a German couple living in Rio, […]

Brazil Minister of Education Calls for 7 Percent Budget Increase

Brazil Minister of Education Calls for 7 Percent Budget Increase
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Ministry of Education announced this week that it will increase the country’s education budget next year by approximately R$9 billion. The 2016 education budget approved by Congress in January called for resources of up to R$99.8 billion to be used for the sector this […]

Auto Sales in Brazil Show Slight Recovery in August

Auto Sales in Brazil Show Slight Recovery in August
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Automobile sales in Brazil increased by 1.4 percent in August compared to the previous month and the slow improvement has executives from vehicle associations forecasting a more positive scenario for next year. However the forecast for 2016 remains at nearly twenty percent decline. “August was […]

Opening Ceremony at Maracanã Kicks Off Rio 2016 Paralympics

Opening Ceremony at Maracanã Kicks Off Rio 2016 Paralympics
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With only seventeen days since the close of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, last night (September 7th), on Brazil’s Independence Day, the eyes of the world once again turned to Maracanã Stadium as it hosted the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. For […]

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