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From World’s Fourth Wealthiest Country to Ruin: Venezuela’s Lessons

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - "In Venezuela one lives a genuine freedom." With this sentence, the Spanish newspaper El País began its 1976 article on the thousands of immigrants from dictatorial regimes in South America, and even from Spain itself, who were seeking a safe haven in Venezuela to prosper. It...
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Despite Military Presence, Amazon Deforestation in June Is Highest in Five Years

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon grew for the 14th consecutive month in June, according to preliminary data published on...

Prosecutors Find Millions in Cash in Home of Rio Ex-Secretary of Health Edmar Santos

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Prosecutor's Office operation that arrested the former Rio de Janeiro Health Secretary Edmar Santos on Friday, July 9th,...

Lacking Evidence, Brazil Government Links Chloroquine To Lower Contagion

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Despite the absence of evidence, the Ministry of Health said on Thursday, July 9th, that the early use of...

Philippine President Says Country Would Be in Trouble Had It Followed Brazil and USA

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, gave an interview on Thursday, July 9th, in which he stated that...

“There’s No Military Wing in Government,” says Brazilian Defense Minister

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Minister of Defense, Fernando Azevedo e Silva, stressed that Brazil's Armed Forces are dissociated from the reserve generals...

Pastor Milton Ribeiro Accepts Bolsonaro’s Invitation to Head Brazil’s Education Ministry

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Professor and pastor Milton Ribeiro accepted Jair Bolsonaro's invitation to head the MEC (Ministry of Education). The news was...
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Brazil Breaks Record for Opening Companies in Q1, Says SERASA

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A total of 889,003 new companies were created in the first quarter of 2020, according to data from SERASA...

Covid-19 Vaccine Has Succeeded – At Least for This Investment Firm

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The small US investment firm RA Capital Management made US$255 million (R$1.3 billion) in less than four weeks, all...

Azul Airlines: Founder Faces Minority Discontent after TAP Share Sale Agreement

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Airline owner and founder David Neeleman, creator and owner of Azul, is now better able to move on to...

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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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Coronavirus Quarantine: The Online Nightlife Guide for Saturday, July 11, 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...

Coronavirus Quarantine: The Online Nightlife Guide for Friday, July 10, 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...

Coronavirus Quarantine: The Online Nightlife Guide for Thursday, July 9, 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...

Coronavirus Quarantine: The Online Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, July 8, 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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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...

Best Vacation Destinations in the USA for Families with Teens

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -  Exciting family vacation destinations in the USA offer awesome adventure and fun activities, specifically for teenagers so pack your bags right...

Between the Virus, Hunger, and Bullets: The Daily Chess Game Against Covid-19 in Favelas

By Tatiana Lima, translated by Carolyn Oliveira RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On June 15, the state of Rio de Janeiro exceeded 80,000 confirmed Covid-19...

As Rio Becomes Covid-19 Epicenter, Police Violence Soars to New High

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As the state of Rio de Janeiro climbs its way to becoming Brazil’s Covid-19 epicenter, favela residents find themselves...

Travel

British Newspaper Ranks Brazil at Top of “Places to Avoid”

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The British daily The Independent has placed Brazil at the top of a list of countries to be avoided...

Brazil Hotels Offer Half-Price Daily Rates, Other Discounts, Valid Until 2021

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With hotels closed or nearly empty, voucher sales are one of the means found by entrepreneurs in the sector...

Tourism Tips in Ilhabela, São Paulo State

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Famous for water sports, 'Ilhabela' (beautiful island) is the largest maritime island in Brazil and is located in the...

Búzios, the Paradise That was Made Famous by Brigitte Bardot

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A highlight of the Lake District, the city of Armação dos Búzios contains the perfect ingredients for an excellent...

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Gringo View: Thank the Gods for Butterflies

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) No doubt some math geniuses have developed algorithms that accurately demonstrate this theory: the more times one hears...

Opinion: Bolsonaro’s Silence After 50,000 Deaths Confirms That Covid Is Not Priority

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) In terms of significance, 50,000 Brazilians killed were less important than the arrest of Fabrício Queiroz, who was...

Opinion: Pandemic Could Ruin Bolsonaro’s Presidency

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) Faced with the challenges brought on by the pandemic, the President ought to log off from his social...

Opinion: Lacking Unity and Organization, Brazilian Soccer Will Be Reduced to Wall Poster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) When I was a child, I used to hear a line, one of those typical of self-help books,...

Opinion: Brazil Could Pay Incalculable Price for Having an Inept President in Pandemic

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) A pandemic like the one we are experiencing is so unique and severe that it could prove to...