Tag: History

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Two days ago (October 6th), Cabaceiras was officially acknowledged as a Cultural Heritage Site by the Government of Paraíba, the state where the city is located. The legacy of Cabaceira for Paraíba's culture, after...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Out of the many Brazilian cities known for their music scene, Brasília is one hardly ever taken into account. Along with cities like Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Pernambuco, Salvador, Belo Horizonte, and Belém...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – An online dictionary with terms related to Rio favelas is now available online. Designed as a wiki, the Dicionário Carioca de Favelas Marielle Franco (Marielle Franco Dictionary of Favelas) has...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Situated around twenty minutes ride away on the VLT from central Rio’s Cinelândia station, the ‘Cemitério dos Ingleses’ (English Cemetery) in Gamboa is a true hidden gem that holds many...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Sunday, September 16th, two weeks after a massive fire engulfed Brazil's National Museum, staff from the institution treated the public at Quinta da Boa Vista park to a small...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – From Wednesday, July 18th to Thursday, September 6th, the ‘Espaço Cultural BNDES’ (Cultural Space BNDES) will be exhibiting ‘Passo a Compasso,’ (step by step) a tribute to the 60th anniversary...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For most foreigners, cachaça is the primary ingredient in that most quintessential Brazilian cocktail, the caipirinha. For many Brazilians it is often underrated as a cheap spirit, mixed with coke...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the Central-Southern region of Rio's state lies the town of Miguel Pereira, only two hours away from the capital. Possessing a peaceful countryside atmosphere, Miguel Pereira, part of Rio's...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Located in the countryside of Rio state, Conservatória is one of those places that takes you back to the past, known for its country town feel and coffee farms dating as...

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