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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. LIVE: Baiana System (Bom Retiro) – The trendiest band of Bahia bass music, Baiana System will be burning on the stage of Sesc Bom Retiro tonight. Influenced by the Jamaican […] The post São Paulo Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, May 22, 2019 appeared first on The Rio Times.

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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. LIVE: Sexteto Sucupira @ Fundição Progresso (Lapa) – Head to Lapa’s cultural headquarters of Fundição Progresso for Sexteto Sucupira. This ever-revolving live forró night will be inviting two exciting acts […] The post Rio Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, May 22, 2019 appeared first on The Rio Times.

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By Harold Emert RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’ s Public Ministry has requested a court order prohibiting the Municipality of Rio from constructing a new racetrack for Formula 1 races. With expectations that F1 would move to Rio after its contract with São Paulo ends in 2020, exuberant Rio officials have already approved a […] The post Injunction Could Stop New Racetrack in Rio and Possible Grand Prix Move appeared first on The Rio Times.

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By Dorah Feliciano, Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – With over twenty judges threatened with death and living under police protection, the Rio de Janeiro State Court (TJ-RJ) is adopting extreme measures: it is discussing the creation of a special circuit court to prosecute cases involving corruption, drug trafficking, money laundering, organized crime, and paramilitary groups. […] The post Court in Rio to Adopt “Faceless Judges” to Combat Death Threats appeared first on The Rio Times.

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By Harold Emert RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One of the largest banks in Latin America, established 211 years ago by Brazil’s future Emperor Dom Pedro I, Banco do Brasil (BB), could be up for sale or merger with the Bank of America Merrill Lynch. According to reports by the reputable Brazilian economic newspaper “Valôr […] The post Is Bank of America Looking to Buy or Merge With Banco do Brasil? appeared first on The Rio Times.

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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Not even the auctions announced by Brazil’s Central Bank (BCB) on Friday night, after markets had closed, managed to hold the US currency’s appreciation in relation to the Brazilian real at the start of this week. The US dollar closed on Monday, May 20th, at […] The post Brazilian Real Devalues Further Despite Central Bank Intervention appeared first on The Rio Times.

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By Arkady Petrov RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Buying the Brazilian made Taurus “Fuzil T4” rifle may now be possible under the new classification yet to be provided by those responsible for regulating Decree 9.785, published May 7th, 2019. Under the Decree, the firepower of weapons which can be purchased by civilians has been increased […] The post Decree on Firearms May Allow any Citizen to Purchase T4 Rifles appeared first on The Rio Times.

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By Harold Emert RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In a nation where national philanthropists are rare, Brazilian billionaire Carlos Wizard Martins, 62, has moved from Campinas, São Paulo state, to the Wild West of Brazil, Roraima, with the mission of aiding refugees fleeing Venezuela in search of a new life. The founder of the Wizard language school […] The post Brazilian Billionaire Aids Venezuelan Refugees appeared first on The Rio Times.

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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Wednesday, May 22nd, the Petrobras Sinfônica (Petrobras Symphony Orchestra) will be playing a free concert of assorted indie classics at the Teatro Rival Petrobras in Rio’s historic city center. This free show marks the countdown to the Queremos! Festival 2019, which will take place […] The post Petrobras Symphony Orchestra Presents a Night of Indie Music this Wednesday appeared first on The Rio Times.

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By Newsfeed/Reuters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Reuters reports that two sources said on Monday that the Brazilian government plans to freeze a further R$5 (US$1.22) billion in spending as part of a periodic budget review, adding that official GDP growth estimates will be cut to 1.6 percent for 2019. Brasília will unveil its second […] The post Brazil’s Government Plans Further Spending Freeze appeared first on The Rio Times.