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  • Feb 16,2019
    We have the top three picks for this Saturday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. PARTY: Vem Cá Minha Flor @ Prado.co (Gávea) – Another great pre-Carnival bloco gets underway this weekend with bloco ‘Vem Cá Minha Flor’ (Come Here, My Flower). The bloco plays […] The post Rio Nightlife Guide for Saturday, February 16, 2019 appeared...
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  • Feb 15,2019
    By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After weeks of rumors and uncertainties, President Jair Bolsonaro and the government’s economic team have announced they have decided on the pension reform proposal the Executive will be sending to Congress for approval. According to the new social security proposal, a minimum age of […] The post Brazil’s Government...
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  • Feb 15,2019
    By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – It may still be two weeks until the biggest party on the planet, but cariocas and gringos alike are already getting well into the Carnival spirit, with tons of pre-Carnival ‘blocos’ (Carnival street parties) popping up all throughout the month. Here are five of the […] The post The Best Pre-Carnival ‘Bloco’ Parties this...
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  • Feb 15,2019
    By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Thursday, February 14th, Fluminense defeated rivals Flamengo 1-0 with a dramatic goal in the game’s closing minutes to secure its place in the Taça Guanabara finals. Last night’s semi-final match had been originally scheduled for last Saturday (February 9th), but was postponed after Friday’s […] The post...
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  • Feb 15,2019
    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. PARTY: Pré-Carnaval da Ladeira @ Casarão Floresta (Cosme Velho) – The build-up to Carnival is reaching fever pitch, and here is another huge pre-Carnival party to get everyone in the […] The post Rio Nightlife Guide for Friday, February 15, 2019 appeared first on The...
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  • Feb 14,2019
    By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – International human rights and environmental organizations urged the United Nations this week to exclude Vale from the Global Pact initiative, the world’s largest corporate social responsibility network, with more than nine thousand companies. According to these entities the disaster of the Feijão Mine at […] The post...
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  • Feb 14,2019
    By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the early hours of Monday, March 4th, samba school G.R.E.S. Imperatriz Leopoldinense will compete in the Grupo Especial with their parade scheduled to begin at 2:40 AM. The group will present their ‘samba enredo’ (thematic samba composition) entitled, ‘E aí, me dá um dinheiro […] The post Imperatriz Leopoldinense...
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  • Feb 14,2019
    We have the top three picks for this Thursday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. PARTY: Pré-Carnaval Samba Independente dos Bons Costumes @ Fundição Progresso (Lapa) – Every Thursday the famous Lapa landmark of Fundição Progresso hosts ‘Samba Independente dos Bons Costumes,’ and this Thursday, […] The post Rio Nightlife Guide for...
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  • Feb 13,2019
    By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Environment Minister, Ricardo Salles, is once again in the hot seat after calling one of the country’s top environmental leaders, Chico Mendes, ‘irrelevant’ and stating that ‘he was not all that they said he was’. The interview was almost over on Monday night […] The post Brazil’s Environment Minister...
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  • Feb 13,2019
    By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The transport of cargo through Brazilian ports in 2018 grew by 2.7 percent, according to the National Agency for Waterways Transportation (Antaq), with a total of 1.117 billion tons of cargo passing through the country’s public and private terminals. According to Antaq director Adalberto […] The post Cargo Volume Through...
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