Tag: Shopping

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Retailers in the city of Rio reported mixed results during the last shopping weekend before Christmas this year. Shopping malls saw lower sales than last year as shops in...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The bi-monthly fair, O Cluster will celebrate its first anniversary today (Sunday, November 17th) as the official fifth edition of the free to...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Today is Father’s Day in Brazil and while many countries throughout the world honor fathers, stepfathers and father figures every year on the third Sunday of June, Brazil commemorates...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – President Dilma Rousseff has unveiled plans for legislation to improve the quality of products and customer services offered in Brazil, affording shoppers greater protection and more rights. The proposed Plano Nacional de...
By Nicole Froio, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Activities in sunny Rio can seem countless between the beaches and mountains, but with the end of summer approaching soon the Águas de Março (March rains) will arrive. Though famous...
By Fiona Hurrell, Senor Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Anyone who has moved to Rio will have found that the choice between a furnished or unfurnished apartment both have their pros and cons. For many however, the...
By Fiona Hurrell, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The city of Rio is well known for its street markets and fairs, and most neighborhoods have several happening at regular times each week. In the downtown Centro...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With Christmas less than two weeks away and extra cash in shoppers’ pockets thanks to the government-mandated thirteenth salary, Brazilians have been hitting the stores and spending record sums. Yet given...
By Fiona Hurrell, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Babilônia Feira Hype, one of Rio’s most eclectic markets, takes place at the Jockey Club in Gávea on Saturday and Sunday, December 15th and 16th. In perfect timing...

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