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  • 20 Feb/2019

    Brazil’s Bolsonaro Delivers Social Security Reform to Congress

    By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro, delivered the new project for the country’s social security reform in Congress on Wednesday morning. The government estimates that the reform will allow for an economy of almost one trillion reais over the next ten years. “Brazil can only move […] The post Brazil’s Bolsonaro...
  • 20 Feb/2019

    Ford Employees in Brazil Strike After Announcement of Plant Closing

    By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Reacting to the news of the closing of its truck manufacturing plant in São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo, workers from the Ford Auto plant decided to strike on Tuesday. Earlier in the day Ford Motor Company Brasil announced it was closing down the […] The post Ford Employees in Brazil Strike After Announcement of Plant Closing...
  • 20 Feb/2019

    Rio Mayor Unveils Plan to Modernize Cobal in Leblon and Humaitá

    By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Tuesday, February 19th, Rio Mayor Marcelo Crivella unveiled a new plan to revitalize and modernize the two large food markets, Cobal do Humaitá and Cobal do Leblon. “We came to discuss possible partnerships of City Hall with CONAB to revitalize Cobal do Humaitá and […] The post Rio Mayor Unveils Plan to Modernize...
  • 20 Feb/2019

    São Clemente Samba School Ready for Rio 2019 Carnival

    By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On the evening of Monday, March 4th, samba school G.R.E.S. São Clemente will compete in the Grupo Especial with their parade scheduled to begin at 9:15 PM. The group will present their ‘samba enredo’ (thematic samba composition) entitled, ‘E o samba sambou’ (And the samba […] The post São Clemente Samba School Ready...
  • 20 Feb/2019

    Rio Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, February 20, 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 option. PARTY: Karaokê Indie @ Casa da Matriz (Botafogo) – Karaokê Indie returns with a special ‘neon’ theme, complete with glowpaint, glowsticks and much more. Drinks offers also include a two-for-one […] The post Rio Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, February...
  • 19 Feb/2019

    Brazil’s Moro Delivers New Anti-Crime Bill to Congress

    By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro, signed on Tuesday (February 19th), the country’s anti-crime bill. Minister of Justice and Public Security, Sergio Moro, responsible for the text, said that the bill shows that the government will not give in to crime. “The project does not solve […] The post Brazil’s Moro...
  • 19 Feb/2019

    Brazil Registers Disappointing GDP Growth in 2018

    By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), grew by only 1.1 percent in 2018, according to the PIB Monitor, calculated by the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV). The result is the same as in 2017 and much lower than anticipated earlier that year. “This result is disappointing […] The post Brazil Registers Disappointing GDP Growth...
  • 19 Feb/2019

    How to ‘Bloco’ in Rio de Janeiro’s 2019 Carnival

    By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Cidade Maravilhosa is gearing up for the most important date in its calendar, its world-famous Carnival. With expected revenues of R$6 billion and over 1 million tourists arriving from around the world for the biggest party on the planet, the city has sanctioned 509 […] The post How to ‘Bloco’ in Rio de Janeiro’s 2019...
  • 19 Feb/2019

    Rio Nightlife Guide for Tuesday, February 19, 2019

    We have the top three picks for this Tuesday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. LIVE: Sofar Rio @ Mystery Location (Ipanema) – Sofar (Songs from a room) Sounds is a project that presents the magic of live music through intimate shows put on in […] The post Rio Nightlife Guide for Tuesday, February 19, 2019 appeared first on The Rio Times. ]]>
  • 18 Feb/2019

    Protests Held Across Brazil After Death of Black Teenager in Rio

    By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Activists throughout Brazil took to the streets on Sunday following the death of Pedro Henrique Gonzaga, a 19-year-old black teenager who died of a heart attack on Thursday (February 14th) after allegedly being choked by a security guard at the Extra supermarket in the upscale […] The post Protests Held Across Brazil After...