Brazil’s Guedes Says Country Will Trade With Both U.S. and China

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil is seeking economic partnerships with US businesses and opening its market to foreign investments said Brazilian Economy Minister, Paulo Guedes at a conference at the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington on Monday. Minister Guedes however said his country would not be dissuaded […]

Third Suspect Arrested in School Massacre in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Police in Suzano, São Paulo arrested a third student on Tuesday, suspected of taking part in the attack last week that left that five students, a businessman and two school employees dead, said police. The student, a minor, is said to have planned the […]

Rio Nightlife Guide for Tuesday, March 19, 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. PARTY: Funk Moon @ Pub Kriok (Lapa) – This is the international party that happens every Tuesday in Rio’s nightlife district of Lapa. Prepare for black light, glitter and face […]

Rio Health Officials on Alert Due to Rising Dengue Cases

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio de Janeiro city health officials are on alert. The number of dengue cases in January and February in the city increased by 45 percent compared to the first two months of 2018, with already more than one thousand cases reported. Officials have launched […]

Alcantara Rental Accords May Render Brazil US$10 Billion Per Year

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One of the agreements to be signed during Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s first official trip to Washington DC will be the Technology Safeguards Agreement (AST) allowing the United States to use Brazil’s Alcantara Aerospace Launch Base for its satellites. The satellite market is a […]

Brazil Deputy Bolsonaro Supports Unilateral U.S. Visa Exemption

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This weekend, Brazilian federal deputy (lower house representative) Eduardo Bolsonaro told reporters he supported a visa waiver for U.S. visitors going to Brazil that did not include a reciprocal visa waiver for Brazilian visitors going to the U.S. Bolsonaro cited the potential for Brazilians to […]

Rio Nightlife Guide for Monday, March 18, 2019

We have the top three picks for this Monday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. LIVE: Afroribeirinhos + DJ MITO @ Ganjah Lapa (Lapa) – Every Monday the group Afroribeirinhos will bring their electrifying sound to Ganjah Lapa. The group brings a repertoire that includes […]

Rio Nightlife Guide for Sunday, March 17, 2019

We have the top three picks for this Sunday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. LIVE: Samba Que Elas Querem @ Ilha da Gigóia (Barra da Tijuca) – This looks set to be a picturesque event. A live ‘roda da samba’ (samba circle) with Samba […]