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Rio Nightlife Guide for Saturday, August 1, 2015
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 06:37:22 +0200
Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight HSBC Arena is Barra da Tijuca will host the UFC 190 with UFC women’s bantamweight champion, American Ronda Rousey battling Brazilian Bethe Correia as the main event of the night. Additional fights on the main...
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Police in Brazil Say Seventy Percent Have Had Colleagues Killed
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:00:37 +0200
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Recent and ongoing reports have illustrated the high number of people killed by police in Brazil, and the fact that many deaths go unreported as some states do not even keep a record....
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Rio’s Fábrica da Bhering Hosts Open Door Event on August 1st
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:30:54 +0200
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Antiga Fábrica da Bhering located in Santo Cristo will host the monthy “Circuito Fechado” (“Internal Circuit”) this Saturday, August 1st. Running from...
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Gringo Cafe in Rio With “Garage” Sale on Saturday, August 1st
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:00:46 +0200
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Gringo Cafe in Ipanema will hold a “Garage Sale” on Saturday, August 1st from 4PM to 8PM. In addition to the buying and selling of items, there will be drinks promotions...
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Series of Olympic Test Events to Start This Weekend in Rio
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:00:44 +0200
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With almost exactly one year to go until the 2016 Olympic Games start in Rio de Janeiro on August 5, 2016, several disciplines begin to hold test events in the city to check...
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Itaipava Hosts Food, Fashion and Music Festival This Weekend
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:30:43 +0200
By Georgia Grimond, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Following the knock-out success of food-truck events in Rio and São Paulo, the first Food Truck Park event will take place this weekend, August 1st and 2nd, in the Castello de Itaipava...
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Antiga Fábrica da Bhering Hosts Open Door Event on August 1st in Rio de Janeiro
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:27:54 +0200
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Antiga Fábrica da Bhering located in Santo Cristo will host the monthy “Circuito Fechado” (“Internal Circuit”) this Saturday, August 1st. Running from...
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Rio Nightlife Guide for Friday, July 31, 2015
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 06:25:48 +0200
Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Celebrationg Cumbia and the best of South American music, Latin rhythms, and their Afriacn roots, the Arraiá la Cumbia will take over the Rua do Marcado tonight. The party will feature two stages. Piti and Nasty will...
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Selic Interest Rate Increased for the Seventh Time in Brazil
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:09:51 +0200
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s benchmark interest rate, the Selic, has been increased for the seventh time in a row by the Central Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee, COPOM. This time,...
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Controversy Over Olympic Waters Continues in Rio With New Data
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:38:41 +0200
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The controversy over the pollution of the sea and lagoon in Rio de Janeiro, which host several water sports competitions at the 2016 Olympic Games, continues with new data...
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Rio Nightlife Guide for Thursday, July 30, 2015
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:22:43 +0200
Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The popular Wobble party is back at Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight and that means it’s time for the best of global bass, trap, and UK garage. During this editon, the Wobble Crew with Rodrigo S., Marginal Men,...
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Brazil Credit Rating Not Downgraded but Outlook Negative
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:52:07 +0200
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Against widespread expectations from financial experts, rating agency Standard & Poor’s has decided not to downgrade Brazil’s credit rating yet. The country’s...
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Festival Multiplicidade Returns to Rio de Janeiro Starting July 30th
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:30:54 +0200
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Festival Multiplicidade returns this week to Rio de Janeiro on July 30th and will include events held at Oi Futuro Flamengo, Planetario da Gavea and EAV Parque Lage through...
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Carioca Cricket Club Looks Ahead to Nationals: Sponsored
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:00:04 +0200
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Carioca Cricket Club’s (CCC) activities are in full force as the club recently returned from the first leg of the national tournament in Brasília, and already has held another...
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New York Bassoonist Janet Grice Performs in Rio de Janeiro
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:10:34 +0200
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Traveling to Brazil annually, New York-based American bassoonist Janet Grice has returned to Rio de Janeiro to perform live jazz, and Brazilian chamber, contemporary, and classical...
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Music, Technology, and Art Event Celebrates the Future as it Returns to Rio
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:51:54 +0200
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Festival Multiplicidade returns this week to Rio de Janeiro on July 30th and will include events held in Oi Futuro Flamengo, Planetario da Gavea and EAV Parque Lage through...
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Rio Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:30:34 +0200
Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight the Praia Club, now located in Ipanema, will host the Eu Não Sou Surfista Mas Vivo na Praia party. Special guests MCs Koruja and Tarapi will perform live and DJ De Luca will spin the best of trap. Additionally...
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Brazil’s Lava Jato Turning to Energy Companies in 16th Phase
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:08:31 +0200
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The sixteenth phase of the Lava Jato (Car wash) investigation has started this morning with a focus on electricity companies, especially Eletronuclear, a subsidy of Eletrobras....
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Waste Production in Brazil Grew 29 Percent in 11 Years
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:00:25 +0200
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The production of garbage in Brazilian households has grown by 29 percent between 2003 and 2014, while the population only grew by six percent during that period. Also not...
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Traces of Pre-Historic Rio are Found in Leopoldina
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:00:21 +0200
By Georgia Grimond, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Signs of human habitation and clues to Rio’s history have been uncovered by archaeologists working on the city’s new metro line, Line 4, in Leopoldina, Centro. Approximately fifty...
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Rio Nightlife Guide for Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:17:13 +0200
Tuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Every Tuesday night Bem Brasil Entretenimento is presenting the Pub Crawl Ipanema, a tour of Rio Nightlife. Beginning at Belmonte Bar in Ipanema (Rua Teixeira de Melo, 53) at 7:20PM, the tour include stops at...
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More Than 2,300 Deaths Recorded by Police in Brazil in 2014
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:00:56 +0200
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In 2014, on average six people died each day in Brazil through involvement of the military police, totaling in 2,368 deaths in 22 states according to data collected by G1...
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Brazil Shows Slight Increase in Industry Confidence
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:00:36 +0200
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Despite the negative news about the Brazilian economy as well as political unrest due to large scale corruption schemes, after five consecutive declines the government news wire announced...
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Santa Teresa Bonde to Start Running With Passengers
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:30:23 +0200
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The widely missed bonde (tram) in Santa Teresa, suspended since 2011, will start first tests with passengers today (July 27th), on a 1.7km stretch of the final 10.5km between...
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Brazil Finish Third in Medal Tables at the Pan-Am Games
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:00:55 +0200
By Georgia Grimond, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As the seventeenth Pan-American Games drew to a close in Toronto on Sunday, July 26th, Brazil was celebrating finishing third in the medal tables, with 141 medals in total and some promising...
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