Brazil Federal Police Bust Ecstasy Ring Today in Operation Hipster

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Federal Police (PF) in Brazil launched Operation Hipster today (Wednesday, October 17th) from Curitiba, to arrest those responsible for the production and distribution of ecstasy in several states of Brazil. The name ‘Operation Hipster’ is a not-so-subtle allusion to the target of the operation. […]

Brazil’s Seleção Tops Argentina 1×0 in Stoppage Time

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Tuesday, October 16th, Brazil’s men’s national football club (seleção) defeated longtime rivals Argentina in dramatic fashion as Miranda headed home the winning goal in stoppage time to give the seleção the 1-0 win in a match dubbed the Saudi Superclasico in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. […]

Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest this Month in Brazil

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For those of us looking to celebrate the biggest festival of beer in the world, but without a plane ticket to Munich or indeed a time machine (the actual festival takes place during the run-up to October), there are plenty of options this October in […]

Bolsonaro Compares Violence in Rio de Janeiro to Venezuela

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Monday, October 15th, Brazil’s outspoken right-wing presidential candidate, Jair Bolsonaro, visited the Special Police Operations Battalion (Bope) of Rio de Janeiro’s Military Police and compared the violence in Rio de Janeiro to the crisis in Venezuela. “What is happening with regard to crime in […]

Evolution Dance Theater’s ‘Night Garden’ to Visit Rio’s Municipal Theater

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Wednesday, October 17th, the American-led Italian dance troupe ‘Evolution Dance Theater’ will perform their latest touring show, ‘Night Garden,’ at Rio’s prestigious ‘Theatro Municipal’ (Municipal Theater). Founded by American dancer Anthony Heinl and based in Rome, Italy, Evolution Dance Theater is an exciting dance […]

Akira Kurosawa Festival Comes to Rio’s Museum of Modern Art

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Starting this Monday, October 15th and continuing on until Sunday, October 21st, Rio’s MAM ‘Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro’ (Rio de Janeiro Museum of Modern Art), in collaboration with ACCRJ ‘Associação de Críticos de Cinema do Rio de Janeiro’ (Association of Film […]