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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

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New Report Shows Alarming Rise in Murder and Robbery in Rio

New Report Shows Alarming Rise in Murder and Robbery in Rio
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Tuesday, November 1st, the Institute of Public Security (ISP) for Rio de Janeiro State released alarming figures from its latest report, showing that from January of this year up to September, the state registered 17.6 percent more homicides than the same period in 2015. […]

Brazil’s High School Exam Postponed Due to Protests

Brazil’s High School Exam Postponed Due to Protests
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Ministry of Education in Brazil has announced that it is postponing the National Secondary Education Examination (ENEM), scheduled for this Saturday, in 304 locations due to occupations of schools by protesting students. According to authorities more than 191,000 candidates will have to take the […]

Brazil Shows Record-Breaking Trade Surplus in 2016

Brazil Shows Record-Breaking Trade Surplus in 2016
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In figures released on Tuesday, November 1st, from January to October of this year, Brazil registered a US$38.5 billion trade surplus. According to Brazil’s Ministério da Indústria, Comércio Exterior e Serviços (Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services), the figure represents the largest trade surplus […]

Rio Hosts 1st Fantastik Film Festival Until November 6th

Rio Hosts 1st Fantastik Film Festival Until November 6th
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For the first time ever, the city of Rio de Janeiro is hosting Rio Fantastik Festival, event which started on Monday, October 31st and ends on November 6th. The event showcases film genres like science fiction, adventure, horror, comedy, suspense which depict fantastic scenarios […]

Brazil to Distribute 3.5 Million Fast-Detecting Zika Tests

Brazil to Distribute 3.5 Million Fast-Detecting Zika Tests
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Summer is around the corner in Brazil and with the hot weather comes mosquitos and possible diseases. Although Brazilian health officials have stated that they do not expect a surge in Zika infections as those seen at the beginning of this year, with the summer […]

Brazil Industry Registers Marginal September Increase

Brazil Industry Registers Marginal September Increase
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazilian industrial production increased by 0.5 percent in September in relation to August, according to data from the IBGE (Brazilian Statistical Bureau). In comparison to September of 2015, the survey shows that the contraction in industry was 4.8 percent, the 31st consecutive reduction in this […]

Richard Meier Opens First South American Project in Rio

Richard Meier Opens First South American Project in Rio
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Known the world over for his modern white and glass facades with large windows and natural light-filled interiors, renowned architect, Richard Meier, has brought his signature style to Rio de Janeiro, completing his first project in South America. The new state-of-the-art and sustainable seven-story commercial […]

Brazilian Elections Show Decline of PT/Left-Wing Parties

Brazilian Elections Show Decline of PT/Left-Wing Parties
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – More than 32 million Brazilians went to the polls on Sunday for the second round of municipal elections in 57 cities throughout the country. In Rio de Janeiro, conservative, evangelical bishop, Marcelo Crivella beat left-wing candidate Marcelo Freixo with a nineteen percent lead. In the […]

Massive Waves Cause Heavy Damage to Rio’s Leblon Beach

Massive Waves Cause Heavy Damage to Rio’s Leblon Beach
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Monday, October 31st local news reported that the beachfront promenade at Avenida Delfim Moreira, in Rio’s upscale neighborhood of Leblon, will need extensive repairs after suffering severe damage due to massive waves and strong winds that hit the area late Friday, October 28th and […]

The 9th Contemporary Dance Festival Opens in São Paulo

The 9th Contemporary Dance Festival Opens in São Paulo
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Beginning on October 31st and running through November 13th, the city of São Paulo will host the 9th Festival Contemporâneo de Dança (FDC, or Contemporary Dance Festival) showcasing dozens of performances from dancers from France, Portugal and Brazil, as well as workshops, and talks by […]

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