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  • Dec 14,2018
    By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian Federal Supreme Court Justice (STF) Luiz Fux ordered on Thursday the immediate arrest of Italian national, Cesare Battisti, sentenced to life in prison in Italy and living in Brazil since 2004. The Battisti extradition is seen as certain by political analysts when president-elect […] The post Brazilian Judge Orders...
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  • Dec 14,2018
    By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s President, Michel Temer, lifted on Thursday restrictions to foreign capital participation in Brazilian airline companies. With the measure, the limit of 20 percent of foreign capital in national airlines ceases to exist and Brazilian companies may have 100 percent of foreign capital. Officials […] The post Brazil...
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  • Dec 14,2018
    By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Saturday, December 15th, marks the return of the popular Leblon Jazz Festival, which will be putting on over eight hours of top-quality jazz and jazz-inspired music from 1PM onwards. The festival will be culminating in a live tribute to jazz icon Nina Simone, performed […] The post Rio’s Leblon Jazz Festival Marks Ten Years...
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  • Dec 14,2018
    By Scarlet Bringuenti Bennett, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With some of the most amazing landscapes on earth, Rio de Janeiro offers amazing places to watch the sunset, and ending a long day and starting the evening. Following are some recommended locations to see the sunset in the Cidade Maravilhosa. Arpoador Arpoador is […] The post Visiting Five Great Locations to Watch...
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  • Dec 14,2018
    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. DRINKS: Caipi Sexta @ Caminhos Language Centre (Ipanema) – Once a month, Caminhos language centre sets up shop on the street and throws a hugely popular street party outside its […] The post Rio Nightlife Guide for Friday, December 14, 2018 appeared first on The Rio...
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  • Dec 13,2018
    By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday (December 12th) that there is a limited time for the European Union (EU) and Mercosur to reach a trade agreement. According to Merkel, Brazil’s president-elect’s government, Jair Bolsonaro, may make negotiations harder. “The time for an agreement […] The post...
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  • Dec 13,2018
    By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – It has been ten years since the public security program that gave rise to the Unidade de Policia Pacificadora (Pacifying Police Unit), or just plain UPP, began operating in some of Rio’s largest favela communities. The UPPs were the promise of a safer, more […] The post Rio de Janeiro’s UPPs Turn 10, Under Fire and...
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  • Dec 13,2018
    By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For many expatriates in Rio de Janeiro, celebrating Christmas can be a surreal experience. Instead of the usual snow and cold weather that braces many European and North American countries, Christmas falls at the height of the Brazilian summer. However, it is still considered an […] The post Celebrating Christmas 2018 in Rio de...
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  • Dec 12,2018
    By Dorah Feliciano, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A gunman entered the Metropolitan Cathedral of Campinas, in Sao Paulo state, on Tuesday afternoon, and fired at least twenty shots, killing four people and injuring another four. After being cornered, the shooter took his own life, according to witnesses. “He picked up the gun […] The post Shooter in Brazilian Cathedral...
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