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  • 17 hours ago

We have the top three picks for this Wednesday, and below is a list of bars and pubs that are always a good option. PARTY: Jungle Free (Botafogo) – Tonight, the Jungle Free party invites you to dance all night long, with DJ Dudv spinning the hottest pop-rock hits. What’s more, there will be promotions […] The post Rio Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, August 21, 2019 appeared first on The Rio Times.

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We have the top three picks for this Wednesday, and below is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. LIVE: III Piano Week EMESP and JazzB (República) – There will be a special event this Wednesday at Jazz B: the third piano week, in partnership with EMESP Tom Jobim school […] The post São Paulo Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, August 21, 2019 appeared first on The Rio Times.

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  • 21 hours ago

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The former mayor of São Paulo Fernando Haddad (PT) was convicted of alleged slush fund from UTC Engenharia in the 2012 election campaign when he was elected. The penalty imposed by the judge of the 1st Electoral Zone of São Paulo, Francisco Shintate, for electoral ideological falsity, is four years […] The post São Paulo Justice Condemns Fernando Haddad to Four Years And Six Months appeared first on The Rio Times.

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  • 23 hours ago

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Several leftist political leaders from Argentina issued a manifesto in defense of the release of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, convicted and arrested by Operation Car Wash 500 days ago. Cosigners include former Argentine President Cristina Kirchner and leading presidential candidate Alberto Fernández. The post Argentinians Fernández and Kirchner Join Petition for Lula’s Release appeared first on The Rio Times.

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After three hours of a standoff on the bridge that connects the city of Niteroi to Rio de Janeiro, a hijacker, who was holding more than thirty people hostage on an inter-city bus, was shot by a police sniper. The hostages have been released unharmed, and the hijacker died on […] The post Man Killed by Sniper in Rio After Hijacking Bus on Rio-Niteroi Bridge appeared first on The Rio Times.

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The governor of Rio de Janeiro, Wilson Witzel, after meeting with vice president Hamilton Mourão in Brasília, said on Monday that the police will continue the fight against organized crime. He further emphasized that it is organized crime that kills. "Crime bosses order killings. Are we going to continue living […] The post Governor Witzel Suggests Cariocas Avoid Bus Stops During Police Actions appeared first on The Rio Times.

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Two of Germany's leading media outlets, Der Spiegel magazine and the weekly newspaper Die Zeit, feel that "It's time for sanctions against Brazil," as the former's headline states, reports journalist Nelson de Sá, in his column in Folha de S.Paulo The post German Media Advocate Sanctions for Bolsonaro’s Encouragement of Deforestation appeared first on The Rio Times.

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the first half of 2019, Brazil achieved its second-best performance in thirty years in the Web of Science indicator, a database managed by the Clarivate Analytics organization, which measures scientific research impact. In June, the 2019 figure stood at 0.89; the previous highest figure of 0.92 was in 2016, […] The post Brazil Achieves its Second Best Scientific Impact Mark in Thirty Years appeared first on The Rio Times.

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Jair Bolsonaro once again attacked the results of Argentina's PASO primary elections on Sunday, August 11th, in which Alberto Fernández achieved a broad victory over current president Mauricio Macri. The Brazilian president's words were written, as is his custom, in his . . . To read the full NEWS […] The post “Argentina is Increasingly Closer to Venezuela,” Bolsonaro Affirms appeared first on The Rio Times.

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SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - A study by the State Audit Court (TCE) of São Paulo shows that 559 cities in the state of São Paulo do not have sufficient revenue to meet their primary result targets and/or show evidence of budgetary irregularities. According to the Court, 86 percent of the 644 municipalities in the state […] The post Over Eighty-Five Percent of São Paulo’s Municipalities Are Financially Compromised appeared first on The Rio Times.