Monthly Archives: January 2019

Brazil,Brazil's Congress resumes tomorrow after end-of-year break with more than half of legislators in their first term.

Brazil’s New Congress Starts Friday Already with Controversial Issues

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Friday, February 1st, Brazil’s Congress will resume legislative activities after the end-of-year break...
Brazil,Pasadena Refinery in Texas sold by Petrobras to Chevron.

Brazil’s Petrobras Sells Pasadena Refinery to Chevron

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Petrobras America Inc. (PAI), a Petrobras subsidiary, signed a purchase and sale agreement on...

Rio Samba School’s ‘Rainhas des Baterias’ Prepare for Carnival 2019

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One of the most widely broadcast and identifiable images of the Carnival parade is each...

Rio Nightlife Guide for Thursday, January 31, 2019

We have the top three picks for this Thursday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good...
Brazil,One day before being admitted into the hospital, President Jair Bolsonaro speaks to reporters in Brumadinho

Brazil’s President Bolsonaro to Return to Work After Surgery

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Two days after undergoing seven hours of surgery to remove a colostomy bag, Brazil’s...
Brazil,Vale president, Fabio Schvartsman, speaks to reporters about the elimination of dams such as the one in Brumadinho.

Vale to Shut Down Dams and Reduce Production in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Vale, the mining giant of Brazil, announced on Tuesday that the company will eliminate...
Riotur are the official state body who promote tourism in the Cidade Maravilhosa, and Segurança Presente are the successful yet controversial private security contractors who are now in operation throughout much of the city’s touristic and affluent ‘Zona Sul’ (South Zone) and Centro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Brazil News,

Riotur Taps ‘Segurança Presente’ to Help with Security During Carnival

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – To ensure the safety of tourists and locals alike during the biggest party on the...

Rio Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, January 30, 2019

We have the top three picks for this Wednesday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good...
Brazil,Israeli forces came to Brumadinho, Minas Gerais to help look for victims of Mina do Feijão Mine,

Five People Linked to Vale’s Dam Collapse Arrested in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Three Vale employees responsible for the licensing of the dam that broke in Brumadinho...

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