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‘Citizen Income’ Will be New Name for Brazil’s ‘Family Grant’

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Jair Bolsonaro's new social program should be called 'Renda Cidadã' (Citizen Income), according to the rapporteur of the Proposal for Constitutional Amendment (PEC) of the so-called Federative Pact, Senator Márcio Bittar (MDB-AC). This bill makes room in the federal budget for increased spending. The...
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Covid-19: Social Isolation Rate Continues Decline Since April, Reaches 37.5 Percent

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Without ever reaching the 70 percent rate considered ideal by health authorities, social isolation in Brazil amid the novel...

Brazil Totals 4.6 Million Cases and 138,900 Deaths from Covid-19 (September 23rd)

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The number of deaths from the novel coronavirus pandemic reached 138,977 in Brazil, according to the most recent data...

Paraguay Approves Protocol for Controlled Border Opening with Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Monday, the Paraguayan government approved the health protocol for a future controlled reopening of its land border with...

Brazilian YouTuber Felipe Neto Thanks Parents After Entering TIME’s 100 Most Influential List

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Felipe Neto used social media to comment on the inclusion of his name in the latest list of the...

Magazine Luiza Is Brazil’s Most Admired Retailer, per IBEVAR-FIA Ranking

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Magazine Luiza (MGLU3, Magalu) is the most admired retailer by consumers in two of the 17 categories assessed in...

Two Brazilian Car Rental Companies Merge, Seek to Change Car Rental Market

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Two of the largest car rental companies in Brazil have announced a merger, through the incorporation of Unidas's shares by...
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Two Brazilian Car Rental Companies Merge, Seek to Change Car Rental Market

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Two of the largest car rental companies in Brazil have announced a merger, through the incorporation of Unidas's shares by...

World Trade Rebounds Faster Than after 2008 Crisis

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Unprecedented in history, the economic crisis caused by Covid-19 bears an interesting feature that positively differs from the global...

Brazil Unlikely to Feel Impact of New US$2 Trillion Banking Scandal Involving Giants

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With strict rules, Brazil should not be impacted, at least for now, by the new banking scandal involving giants...

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The Rio Times is an English language publication dedicated to anyone interested in Brazil and Latin America. Beyond keeping up with national and local events, The Rio Times will also cover issues of specific interest to foreign nationals here. Our mission is to provide our readers with a broad spectrum of information and improve their understanding of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Brazil, and Latin America.

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Brazil Deploys 8,500 Armed Forces in Rio de Janeiro

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The government announced yesterday (July 28th) that the implementation of the National Security Plan in...

In Colombia, Citizens are Bound by Their Feet for Quarantine Violation

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the past week, the municipal government of Tuchín, Córdoba, Colombia, stepped up its punishment of residents who violate...

Rio de Janeiro Recorded Heat Index of 54.8ºC on Saturday

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Those who were at Santa Cruz station, in Rio de Janeiro, around 12:45 PM on Saturday, felt as if...

More Than 50 Million Brazilians Living Below Poverty Line

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Data released yesterday (December 15th) by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) shows...

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The Brazilian Livestreams Guide for Thursday, September 24, 2020

With Brazil stepping up precautionary measures against COVID 19, the entertainment sector in Rio and São Paulo has suspended its activities for an undetermined...

The Brazilian Livestreams Guide for Wednesday, September 23, 2020

With Brazil stepping up precautionary measures against COVID 19, the entertainment sector in Rio and São Paulo has suspended its activities for an undetermined...

The Brazilian Livestreams Guide for Tuesday, September 22, 2020

With Brazil stepping up precautionary measures against COVID 19, the entertainment sector in Rio and São Paulo has suspended its activities for an undetermined...

The Brazilian Livestreams Guide for Monday, September 21, 2020

With Brazil stepping up precautionary measures against COVID 19, the entertainment sector in Rio and São Paulo has suspended its activities for an undetermined...

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Is Buying Essays Online Safe and Legal?

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Order an essay on a given topic without unpleasant consequences? In short, yes, it is possible, as students like...

Leaders from Rio’s Favelas Stress Need for New Socio-economic Paradigms Amid Pandemic

By Thábara Garcia in partnership with RioOnWatch RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Several leaders and organizers from the city’s favelas and urban peripheries, who for...

Brazil Supreme Court Considers Landmark Case on Police Operations in Rio’s Favelas

By Cormac Whitney-Low In partnership with RioOnWatch RIO DE JANEIRO BRAZIL - As the new coronavirus has swept Brazil, residents of Rio de Janeiro's favelas...

The True Cost of Covid-19 in Mexico

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Since the beginning of the Covid-19 health crisis, the Mexican government has adopted a rather dubious strategy in communications...

Travel

Countries Where Brazilians Can Travel During Pandemic

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - One of the sectors most impacted by the economic collapse brought about by the pandemic, having shrunk by 95...

US Should Ease Entry of Brazilians Starting Next Week

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The US government is expected to relax the entry of Brazilians into the country as of next week. Currently,...

Costa Cancels South America 2020/21 Cruises, Accepts Bookings for 2021/22 Season

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Costa Cruises resumed sailing in Italy but also took the step of canceling its 2020-21 season in South America....

TAP Airline Restarts Direct Flights from Brasília to Portugal Five Months After Suspension

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After a five-month interruption of its flights at the Brasília International Airport, TAP airline restarted its scheduled operations between...

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Opinion: Indeed, Are We Going Mad?

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) I recently read in this paper an op-ed where the author Peter Rosenwald started the article by ironically...

Gringo View: Our Existential Dilemma

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -  (Opinion) At the beginning of the third act of Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’, struggling in the knowledge of the rot and...

Opinion: Bolsonaro, Trump and the Centrão – a Curmudgeonly Conspiracy Theory

RIBEIRÃO PRETO, SP - (Opinion) In a recent column, we posited that the resurgent “Centrão” bloc in Brazil’s Congress has supplanted the “300 Picaretas”...

Gringo View: Revisiting ‘1984’ – Are We Going Mad?

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) It has become seriously disquieting and almost impossible to know what to believe in the dystopian world into...

Opinion: Message From a Portuguese Mother With a Broken Heart

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) I was two years old when the Portuguese Carnation Revolution took place on April 25th, 1974, overthrowing the...
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