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Brazil’s Pension Reform Now Re-Scheduled For February 2018
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:15:47 +0100
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The vote by lawmakers on the crucial pension reform in Brazil has been suspended until next year, according to the announcement made by Chamber of Deputies president, Rodrigo Maia on Thursday....
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Brazil’s Pension Reform Now Re-Scheduled for February 2018
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:00:47 +0100
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The vote by lawmakers on the crucial pension reform in Brazil has been suspended until next year, according to the announcement made by Chamber of Deputies president, Rodrigo Maia on Thursday....
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New Yorker Band Snarky Puppy Performs Tonight in Rio’s Lapa
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:30:53 +0100
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Tonight, December 15th, Circo Voador, in Lapa, promotes the show of Snarky Puppy, renowned group from Brooklyn, New York. After two years, the band returns to Rio to participate...
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Rio Nightlife Guide for Friday, December 15, 2017
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:30:10 +0100
We have three top picks this Friday, and below a list of bars that are always a good option. LIVE: Snarky Puppy (Lapa) – New Yorker group Snarky Puppy stars tonight at Circo Voador, in Lapa, presenting one of the most authentic jazz performances...
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Oil Companies in Brazil Will Keep Tax Breaks Until 2040
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:00:16 +0100
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Chamber of Deputies in Brazil rejected on Wednesday (December 13th) an amendment passed by the country’s Senate on Tuesday and upheld a bill that guarantees tax breaks to the world’s...
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Rio Hosts Artisanal Beer and Food Festival in Santa Teresa
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:30:24 +0100
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Another edition of the “Cervejeresa” beer and food festival opens in Santa Teresa today, December 14th. Over twenty artisanal beer labels will participate in the event,...
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Rio Nightlife Guide for Thursday, December 14, 2017
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:30:02 +0100
MUSICA BRASILEIRA: Samba que Elas Querem (Lapa) – The women-only group “Samba que Elas Querem” brings its great “roda de samba” to Ganjah Lapa tonight, at 8PM. The talented musicians will play an excellent repertoire of classic...
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Independiente Beats Flamengo to Win Copa Sudamericana Championship
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 04:19:35 +0100
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last night (December 13th), a raucous Maracanã Stadium was the site of the second leg of the 2017 Copa Sudamericana championship final with Argentina’s Independiente lifting...
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Oil Companies in Brazil Will Get Tax Breaks Until 2040
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:42:16 +0100
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies rejected on Wednesday an amendment passed by the country’s Senate on Tuesday and upheld a bill that guarantees tax breaks to the world’s largest petroleum...
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Mercosur and EU Trade Agreement Postponed Again
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:55:38 +0100
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The completion of the agreement between the European Union and Mercosur nations, which has been negotiated for almost twenty years, has been postponed once again, now to the beginning...
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Lagoa Christmas Tree Cancelled for Second Consecutive Year in Rio
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:30:05 +0100
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The most famous Christmas tree of Rio will not be put up on the Lagoa, in Zona Sul, for the second consecutive year. Like in 2016, the monument was cancelled due to a lack of funding...
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Lagoa Christmas Tree Cancelled for Second Year in Rio
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:30:05 +0100
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The most famous Christmas tree in Rio will not be put up on the Lagoa, in Zona Sul (South Zone), for the second consecutive year. Like in 2016, the monument was cancelled due to...
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Rio Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:30:28 +0100
We have top three picks for this Wednesday, and below a list of bars that are always a good option. MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: Sexteto Sucupira (Centro) – Tonight, Sexteto Sucupira group presents the best blend of gypsy music, jazz and forró in Lapa. Starting...
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Mercosur/EU Trade Agreement Postponed to 2018
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:29:38 +0100
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The completion of the agreement between the European Union and Mercosur nations, which has been negotiated for almost twenty years, has been postponed once again, now to the beginning...
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Brazil Extends Support of Federal Troops in Amazonas Prisons
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:00:22 +0100
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Ministry of Justice extended for another 90 days the maintenance of the country’s National Force in Amazonas state to help maintain control of the state prison system. In...
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Brazil Prolongs Support of Federal Troops in Amazonas Prisons
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:45:22 +0100
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Ministry of Justice extended for another 90 days the maintenance of the country’s National Force in Amazonas state to help maintain control of the state prison system. In...
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Rio Celebrates Forró National Day with Free Attractions in Centro
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:30:47 +0100
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Wednesday, December 13th, the Rua do Ouvidor street, in Centro, will host the “Forró de Rabeca” festival, a tribute to the most iconic music genre from Brazil’s...
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Rio Celebrates National Forró Day with Performances in Centro
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:30:47 +0100
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Wednesday, December 13th, the Rua do Ouvidor street, in Centro, will host the “Forró de Rabeca” festival, a tribute to the most iconic music genre from Brazil’s...
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Brazil Residential Sales Prices Rise Slightly in November
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:30:19 +0100
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – According to the latest FipeZAP Index, which tracks real estate prices in Brazil’s twenty biggest cities, prices in Brazil’s residential real estate sales market registered a slight...
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Rio Nightlife Guide for Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:30:18 +0100
We have top three picks for this Tuesday, and below a list of bars that are always a good option. PARTY: Dobradinha (Copacabana) – As summertime gets closer, the “Dobradinha” party is back to Fosfobox, in Copacabana. Starting at 11PM,...
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Brazil Has World’s Third Largest Prison Population
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:18:27 +0100
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The total number of people incarcerated in Brazil reached 726,712 in June 2016, the third largest prison population in the world, only behind the United States and China, according to...
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Court Fines Ex-Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes R$200,000
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:30:47 +0100
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Sunday, December 10th, Rio de Janeiro State’s public prosecutor’s office (MPRJ), announced it had obtained an order from the 8th Public Treasury Court leveling a R$200,000 fine...
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Exploring the Beaches Nearby Paraty, in Rio’s Costa Verde
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:30:32 +0100
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Some of the most spectacular beaches in Brazil are located along Costa Verde, the coast connecting the states of Rio and São Paulo. Besides its great touristic destinations, like...
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Rio Nightlife Guide for Monday, December 11, 2017
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:30:31 +0100
We have top three picks for this Monday, and below a list of bars that are always a good option. PARTY: I Hate Mondays (Copacabana) – The “I Hate Mondays” party is back to Fosfobox, in Copacabana, at 11PM. DJs Emily Dust + Poté, Kojey...
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Number of Military Police Killed this Year in Rio Reaches 126
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 14:00:49 +0100
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A retired military police (MP) officer, Reginaldo Pedrosa Gomes, was shot to death in Comendador Soares, in the Baixada Fluminense, at dawn today (Sunday, December 10th). Authorities report...
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Mercosur and EU Trade Agreement Postponed Again
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:55:38 +0100
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The completion of the agreement between the European Union and Mercosur nations, which has been negotiated for almost twenty years, has been postponed once again, now to the beginning...
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Brazil Has World’s Third Largest Prison Population
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:18:27 +0100
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The total number of people incarcerated in Brazil reached 726,712 in June 2016, the third largest prison population in the world, only behind the United States and China, according to...
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Exploring the Beaches Nearby Paraty, in Rio’s Costa Verde
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:30:32 +0100
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Some of the most spectacular beaches in Brazil are located along Costa Verde, the coast connecting the states of Rio and São Paulo. Besides its great touristic destinations, like...
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Rio Nightlife Guide for Monday, December 11, 2017
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:30:31 +0100
We have top three picks for this Monday, and below a list of bars that are always a good option. PARTY: I Hate Mondays (Copacabana) – The “I Hate Mondays” party is back to Fosfobox, in Copacabana, at 11PM. DJs Emily Dust + Poté, Kojey...
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Rio Nightlife Guide for Saturday, December 9, 2017
Sat, 09 Dec 2017 10:30:19 +0100
We have top three picks for this Saturday, and below a list of bars that are always a good option. LIVE: Salsa com La Original (Lapa) – It’s time for some salsa music as La Original orchestra stars tonight at Memórias do Rio, in Lapa. Starting...
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Lagoa Christmas Tree Cancelled for Second Consecutive Year in Rio
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:30:05 +0100
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The most famous Christmas tree of Rio will not be put up on the Lagoa, in Zona Sul, for the second consecutive year. Like in 2016, the monument was cancelled due to a lack of funding...
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Rio Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:30:28 +0100
We have top three picks for this Wednesday, and below a list of bars that are always a good option. MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: Sexteto Sucupira (Centro) – Tonight, Sexteto Sucupira group presents the best blend of gypsy music, jazz and forró in Lapa. Starting...
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Mercosur/EU Trade Agreement Postponed to 2018
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:29:38 +0100
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The completion of the agreement between the European Union and Mercosur nations, which has been negotiated for almost twenty years, has been postponed once again, now to the beginning...
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Brazil Extends Support of Federal Troops in Amazonas Prisons
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:00:22 +0100
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Ministry of Justice extended for another 90 days the maintenance of the country’s National Force in Amazonas state to help maintain control of the state prison system. In...
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Brazil Prolongs Support of Federal Troops in Amazonas Prisons
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:45:22 +0100
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Ministry of Justice extended for another 90 days the maintenance of the country’s National Force in Amazonas state to help maintain control of the state prison system. In...
© The Rio Times
Rio Celebrates Forró National Day with Free Attractions in Centro
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:30:47 +0100
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Wednesday, December 13th, the Rua do Ouvidor street, in Centro, will host the “Forró de Rabeca” festival, a tribute to the most iconic music genre from Brazil’s...
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Rio Celebrates National Forró Day with Performances in Centro
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:30:47 +0100
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Wednesday, December 13th, the Rua do Ouvidor street, in Centro, will host the “Forró de Rabeca” festival, a tribute to the most iconic music genre from Brazil’s...
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Brazil Residential Sales Prices Rise Slightly in November
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:30:19 +0100
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – According to the latest FipeZAP Index, which tracks real estate prices in Brazil’s twenty biggest cities, prices in Brazil’s residential real estate sales market registered a slight...
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Rio Nightlife Guide for Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:30:18 +0100
We have top three picks for this Tuesday, and below a list of bars that are always a good option. PARTY: Dobradinha (Copacabana) – As summertime gets closer, the “Dobradinha” party is back to Fosfobox, in Copacabana. Starting at 11PM,...
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Court Fines Ex-Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes R$200,000
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:30:47 +0100
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Sunday, December 10th, Rio de Janeiro State’s public prosecutor’s office (MPRJ), announced it had obtained an order from the 8th Public Treasury Court leveling a R$200,000 fine...
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Number of Military Police Killed in Rio this Year Reaches 126
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 14:00:49 +0100
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A retired military police (MP) officer, Reginaldo Pedrosa Gomes, was shot to death in Comendador Soares, in the Baixada Fluminense, at dawn today (Sunday, December 10th). Authorities report...
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Number of Military Police Killed this Year in Rio Reaches 126
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 14:00:49 +0100
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A retired military police (MP) officer, Reginaldo Pedrosa Gomes, was shot to death in Comendador Soares, in the Baixada Fluminense, at dawn today (Sunday, December 10th). Authorities report...
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Rio Nightlife Guide for Sunday, December 10, 2017
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 10:30:29 +0100
We have top three picks for this Sunday, and below a list of bars that are always a good option. LIVE: Trad Trio (Botafogo) – Tonight, the Trad Trio performs at the hyped Comuna bar, in Botafogo, at 5PM. Composed of Marcelo Santos (sax), Pedro Araújo...
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Independiente Beats Flamengo to Win Copa Sudamericana Championship
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 04:19:35 +0100
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last night (December 13th), a raucous Maracanã Stadium was the site of the second leg of the 2017 Copa Sudamericana championship final with Argentina’s Independiente lifting...
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Oil Companies in Brazil Will Get Tax Breaks Until 2040
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:42:16 +0100
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies rejected on Wednesday an amendment passed by the country’s Senate on Tuesday and upheld a bill that guarantees tax breaks to the world’s largest petroleum...
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Lagoa Christmas Tree Cancelled for Second Year in Rio
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:30:05 +0100
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The most famous Christmas tree in Rio will not be put up on the Lagoa, in Zona Sul (South Zone), for the second consecutive year. Like in 2016, the monument was cancelled due to...
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Brazil’s Pension Reform Now Re-Scheduled For February 2018
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:15:47 +0100
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The vote by lawmakers on the crucial pension reform in Brazil has been suspended until next year, according to the announcement made by Chamber of Deputies president, Rodrigo Maia on Thursday....
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Oil Companies in Brazil Will Keep Tax Breaks Until 2040
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:00:16 +0100
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Chamber of Deputies in Brazil rejected on Wednesday (December 13th) an amendment passed by the country’s Senate on Tuesday and upheld a bill that guarantees tax breaks to the world’s...
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Rio Hosts Artisanal Beer and Food Festival in Santa Teresa
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:30:24 +0100
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Another edition of the “Cervejeresa” beer and food festival opens in Santa Teresa today, December 14th. Over twenty artisanal beer labels will participate in the event,...
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Rio Nightlife Guide for Thursday, December 14, 2017
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:30:02 +0100
MUSICA BRASILEIRA: Samba que Elas Querem (Lapa) – The women-only group “Samba que Elas Querem” brings its great “roda de samba” to Ganjah Lapa tonight, at 8PM. The talented musicians will play an excellent repertoire of classic...
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