Brazil

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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Federal Police in Brazil along with the country’s Naval Patrol Group have uncovered a very unusual way for drug traffickers to transport their drugs to the European continent from the Port of Santos in the state of São Paulo. A distress signal from an […]

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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Commercial real estate prices for the first half of 2018 were stable in the four cities of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, and Porto Alegre, according to the latest FipeZap Commercial Index. Through June, the average sale price dipped slightly (-0.32 percent) while […]

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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Anyone who’s been to Brazil is bound to have at least heard of feijoada. Hearty and rich, feijoada is an acquired taste and a surprising favorite for tropical Rio, and here are five tasty feijoadas to seek out in the ‘Cidade Maravilhosa.’ For first-timers, feijoada […]

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Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In 2015, Brazil’s Supreme Court (STF) declared unconstitutional the statute permitting companies to contribute to Brazilian election campaigns. In 2017 Congress created a “Fundo Eleitoral” (Campaign Fund) designed to finance the 2018 election campaign. This Campaign Fund is in addition to a long-standing “Fundo Partidário” (Party […]

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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: Forró do Medusa @ La Esquina (Lapa) – This Tuesday there’s another Forró do Medusa party in the heart of Rio’s nightlife neighborhood Lapa! With the most lively dance […]

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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Financial institutions in Brazil have increased their forecast for the country’s inflation (IPCA) this year, from 4.11 percent to 4.15 percent, according to the latest Focus Bulletin, released by Brazil’s Central Bank (CB) on Monday (August 13th). The Bulletin also expects a decrease in […]

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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After almost seven successful years in business, the Mexican bistro Azteka is currently looking for new ownership. Since 2012, expatriate founders Aglika Angelova and Miguel Campos have built the restaurant up to create one of the most authentic and high-quality eateries in Rio. Having decided […]

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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Sunday, August 12th, Rio’s CR Flamengo held on to defeat Belo Horizonte’s Cruzeiro 1-0 in Round 18 of the Campeonato Brasileiro (Brasileirão) Série A, the most important national tournament in Brazil. Despite starting five reserves yesterday, Vitinho, Paquetá, Trauco, Dourado, and Piris, a raucus […]

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We have the top three picks for this Monday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. PARTY: Super Sarrada contra o Baixo Astral @ Caipi 373 Bar (Lapa) – This party, one of the newest in Lapa, features free caipirinhas from 11PM-midnight. There will also be […]

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We are looking for a Newsroom Intern to work ten hours/week (unpaid), but can lead to some news reporting writing as well – for which we pay a small freelance rate. For the Newsroom Internship, we publish every morning, but need someone Monday – Friday, so you would need to be available mornings 9-11AM. We […]