Neymar loses Captaincy for Copa America, Arrives at Training in Style

By Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL –  Brazilian star Neymar lost his national team’s captaincy for the Copa America tournament to veteran Dani Alves, in another move suggesting the striker will be under heavy pressure to deliver the title of the South American tournament being held on home soil. Brazil’s football confederation, CBF, said […]

Barack Obama to Lecture Thursday Morning in São Paulo

By Harold Emert SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – One of the most popular U.S. Presidents among Brazilians, Barack Obama, will give a lecture Thursday morning, May 30th, at 11.30 AM  in the São Paulo Expo Pavillion, located in the city’s south zone. This is the third visit to Brazil by the 44th U.S. President (2009 -2017). […]

A Merged Fiat and Renault Would Have 27 Percent of Brazilian Market

By Arkady Petrov RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The consolidation of the global automotive sector is gathering momentum with the announcement on Monday, 27th, of a possible merger between the Italian-American Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and the French Renault. The new company would be the third largest assembler in the world, with 8.7 million annual […]

Brazil Supreme Court Considers Sharing Petrobras’ Billions

By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last week, during coffee with journalists, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro reaffirmed that he relied on the proceeds from penal fines paid by Petrobras to offset the announced controversial cut in education. In an earlier statement on Thursday, May 16th, he said that he expects to […]

Brazil Loses Popularity in Global Financial Markets

By Arkady Petrov RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The approval of Jair Bolsonaro’s government among financial market agents fell between April and May, according to a survey conducted by XP Investments with 79 resource managers, economists, and consultants, between the 22nd and the 24th of this month. While the percentage of those who consider the […]

Rio Nightlife Guide for Tuesday, May 28, 2019

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. LIVE: Stand Up Comedy in English @ Lapamaki Lounge (Ipanema) – Come see the only English-language stand up comedy night in Rio! Ten comedians from the United States, United Kingdom, […]

Investigation Into Brazil’s Flávio Bolsonaro Finds 37 Properties

By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Investigation into Flávio Bolsonaro’s office in the Legislative Assembly of Rio de Janeiro (Alerj) when he was a state deputy, has found a total of 37 properties supposedly linked to the PSL senator, his family, and the company Bolsontini Chocolates e Café. There are fourteen […]