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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Petrobras to Limit Investments

By Sam Green, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Petrobras, the Brazilian oil giant, looks set to bow to pressure and abandon plans to...
A woman views the World Press Photo of the Year, photo courtesy of Creative Commons License

World Press Photo Exhibit 2011

By Candy Pilar Godoy, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – From May 17th to June 19th Rio’s own Caixa Cultural is proud to host the...

Mekong Starts Wednesday Night Party

By Tony Maiella, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - It’s not every day that you meet a restaurateur that has been in more than...

Ronaldinho’s Star Shines in Brasileiro

By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Sports Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Current State champions Flamengo raced to the top of the league after the first...
BOPE officers carry out victim of shooting in Favela Mangueira, image recreation

BOPE Operation in Mangueira Favela

By Patricia Maresch, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Rio police carried out anti-drug trafficking operations last weekend in the favelas Mangueira and...
The Taste of Rio event offered some of city's best edible delicacies, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, News

Taste of Rio 2011 in Alto Leblon

By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Friday, May 20th, the highly anticipated Taste of Rio event took place in the...
Slash and burn agriculture in the Amazon, Brazil, News

Amazon Deforestation Increases Alarming

By Samuel Elliott Novacich, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last week the Brazilian Minister of the Environment, Izabella Teixeira, reported that in the...
Brazilian Feijoada, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, News

How to Spend a Winter Day in Rio

By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As winter approaches, the recent drop in temperature has forced many to rethink their leisure...

Maracanã Stadium on Schedule, at R$1B Cost

By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Sports Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - While some World Cup host cities struggle to meet deadlines imposed by president Dilma...

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