Brazil

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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Second Panel of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) voted yesterday (Tuesday, June 19th) for the acquittal of Senator Gleisi Hoffmann (PT-PR) and her husband, the former Planning Minister Paulo Bernardo, for crimes of corruption and money laundering associated to the Lava Jato case. Hoffman […]

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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The city of Petrópolis will once again celebrate all things German as the traditional Bauernfest returns for its 29th edition, beginning Friday, June 22nd and continuing through July 1st. The 2018 Bauernfest will host over 200 attractions, as organizers plan musical performances and dance, theater, […]

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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Icon of the sixties Tropicália movement Tom Zé is making his triumphant return to Circo Voador in Lapa this Saturday, June 23rd, with the support of eclectic minimalist, Rogério Skylab, who will be launching his new album ‘O Rei do Cu’ (King of the Ass) […]

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We have the top three picks for this Wednesday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. PARTY: La Fiesta! New Mariuzinn (Copacabana) – La Fiesta! is the party that is in love with Latin culture. Several renowned DJs from the Latin scene will be behind the […]

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By Lise Alves RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s CADE (anti-trust agency) announced on Monday it is opposed to the creation of a minimum value to be charged for cargo freight transport. The measure was one of conditions put forth by independent truck drivers to end their 11-day strike at the beginning of June. “The […]

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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For most foreigners, cachaça is the primary ingredient in that most quintessential Brazilian cocktail, the caipirinha. For many Brazilians it is often underrated as a cheap spirit, mixed with coke or other soft drinks, but that is changing. Cachaça has been enjoying something of a […]

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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One day after Brazil’s disappointing 1-1 draw against Switzerland in the 2018 World Cup, Rogério Caboclo of the Brazil Football Confederation (CBF) sent a letter to FIFA condemning the officials’ decision not to use the new Video Assistant Referee system (VAR) to look at Switzerland’s […]

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Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As ancient mariners told the tale, the Doldrums were that part of the ocean near the equator where the winds die down completely, leaving sailing ships bereft of movement for weeks, inducing “inactivity, listlessness and mild depression”. Since 1930, however, once every four years as the […]

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We have the top three picks for this Tuesday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. PARTY: Festa Bem Brasil @ Barzin (Ipanema) – The most traditional ‘Carioca’ party on a Tuesday brings together live samba and the biggest dancefloor hits in the world for people […]

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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A new survey shows that 62 percent of Brazilian youths between the ages of 16 and 24 years old would leave the country if they had the chance, according to Datafolha. The number equals nineteen million people, the entire population of one of Brazil’s […]