Brazil to Start Railroad Concessions in First Semester of 2019

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s government plans to conduct three new railroad concessions by the beginning of 2020, said Infrastructure Minister, Tarcisio Gomes de Freitas, over the weekend. “With these actions, the participation of the rail way in the transport matrix should double until 2025,” said the minister […]

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Heads to Davos as Son Faces Corruption Probe

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s new president, Jair Bolsonaro, is heading towards Switzerland to attend the World Economic Forum, in Davos to speak about his plans to combat widespread corruption in the country, but at home his son, Flavio Bolsonaro, is being pressured to answer questions about investigations […]

Rio Nightlife Guide for Monday, January 21, 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: Sofar Rio @ Mystery Location (Glória) – Sofar (Songs from a room) Sounds is a project that presents the magic of live music through intimate shows put on in […]

Rio Nightlife Guide for Sunday, January 20, 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. PARTY: Digitaldubs @ BCo. (Santo Cristo) – The ‘Eternal Summer of Dub’ is back! Digitaldubs has returned with a super team of special guests in one of Rio’s newest and […]

Rio Nightlife Guide for Saturday, January 19, 2019

We have the top three picks for this Saturday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. PARTY: SambaRap Festival @ Fundição Progresso (Lapa) – Three of the biggest names in Brazilian music, Elza Soares, Rincon Sapiência and Diogo Nogueira are coming together for one night only! […]

Brazil Registers Record Number of Violent Deaths in 2017

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil set a record in 2017; one that most countries would rather not have: of violent deaths. According data from Human Rights Watch (HRW) South America’s largest country registered 63,880 cases of violent deaths and last year’s final numbers (not yet released) are expected […]

Exploring the Kiosks of Rio de Janeiro’s Beaches

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Somewhere between the restaurants and bars on the streets and the food and drink-sellers on the sand lie the ‘quiosques’ (kiosks). These informal bars and restaurants often serve excellent cocktails, something delicious to eat, and even put on live music and broadcast the latest football […]

Brazil’s Avianca Cancels Routes And Returns Aircrafts

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s fourth largest airline company, Avianca, announced it is cancelling most of its international routes as of March 31st, affecting approximately 40,000 passengers. With debts totaling almost R$500 million the company filed for judicial recovery in December. “The company remains focused on ensuring the […]

Rio Nightlife Guide for Friday, January 18, 2019

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: Gaiola! @ Teatro Odisséia (Lapa) – Featuring the best Carioca funk DJs of the moment, an open stage for the best dancers, free popsicles and frozen shots, plus much […]