Rio Nightlife Guide for Friday, October 19, 2018

We have the top three picks for this Friday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. PARTY: Bailarico @ Centro Cultural Carioca (Centro) – Bailarico is an intimate night of peace and love and plenty of music! While the election season is reaching fever pitch, now […]

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 […]

Rio Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, October 17, 2018

We have the top three picks for this Wednesday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. LIVE: Quarta @ Woods (Leblon) – Sertanejo singer Bruno Bonatto promises to make Wood’s a real country ranch at the best sertanejo club in Leblon. In this intimate show, Bonatto […]

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 […]