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Massive Police Operations in Rio’s Maré and Mangueira Favelas

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The city of Rio recorded two major police operations on Tuesday morning, October 27th. In the largest of them, some 300 Civil Police officers were deployed to the Complexo da Maré to try to arrest members of Rio's largest criminal faction. In another operation,...
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Brazilian Environment Minister Owns Unregistered Apartment That Tripled in Value

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Environment Minister Ricardo Salles has been prominent in the news, sometimes for mentioning updating rules in the Amazon, sometimes...

Gun Purchases Triple after Bolsonaro Promotes Relaxation of Firearms Regulations

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Entrepreneur Diego Brito, 33, leaves the shooting range pleased after 50 shots with his Glock. He practices every week...

Senate Bills Propose Rules for Covid-19 Immunization Despite No Ready Vaccine

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Senators want to discuss technical criteria projects for the regulation and distribution of vaccines against Covid-19. The proposals would...

Bolsonaro “Transformative” Reforms Goal: 3.5 Percent Average Growth in Decade

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's government on Tuesday outlined a long-term roadmap for the economy, based on three scenarios of economic and fiscal...

In Anti-Abortion Campaign, Brazilian Government Defines Right to Life From Conception

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Jair Bolsonaro government established as a guideline, in a long-term national strategy, the defense of life "from conception"...

New Gripen F-39E Fighter Jet Introduced to Authorities in Brasília

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After flying over Brasília last Friday, October 23rd, the new F-39E fighter jet from the Swedish manufacturer Saab was...
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Survey: Brazil’s 2020 Inflation Outlook Rises to 3 Percent, Spiked by Food Prices

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's 2020 inflation outlook rose to 3 percent, a central bank survey showed on Monday, the 11th week in...

Colombian Oil and Coal Production to Fall Over the Next Decade, Says Government

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Colombia’s output of top exports oil and coal will fall by 16.9 percent and 28.4 percent respectively over the...

Brazil Mortgages Skyrocket 70 Percent in September, Breaking Record

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Mortgage loans with resources from the Brazilian Savings and Loan System (SBPE) reached R$12.9 (US$2.29) billion in September, up...

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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 Wednesday, October 28, 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, October 27, 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, October 26, 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 Saturday, October 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...

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Understanding ETIAS, Europe’s New Visa Waiver System for Schengen Area

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In 2022 the EU will launch the European Travel Information and Authorization System, a new visa waiver for traveling...

Zip Code Lookup Online Service – Sponsored

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Sending mail to the other city or country seems simple at first sight. Yet, when you begin to find...

How to Avoid Auto Accidents on Chaotic Roadways

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the rapid increase in population worldwide, the number of private vehicles on the roads has grown tremendously. This...

Privatization of Rio Water Utility Raises Concerns About Access for Favelas

By Emily Zislis, in partnership with RioOnWatch RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The beginning of this contracting process has prompted fierce debate about whether a...

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Café Hotel, in Rio das Flores, Promises Immersion In State of Rio Colonial History

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Café Hotel offers a true immersion in the past. Located between Rio das Flores and Vassouras in Rio...

Brazil’s Tourism Sector More Regional and Cooperative Than Before Pandemic

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilians are traveling to closer locations, preferring cottages and villas and want greater flexibility to adjust their trips. These...

Industry Study: Crisis Has Closed 50,000 Businesses in Brazil’s Tourism Sector

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Albertina restaurant, in the West zone of São Paulo, portrays the tourist sector's current scenario in Brazil. Hit...

Mercosur Hosts World Tourism Day 2020 Official Celebrations

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For the first time in the history of World Tourism Day, the 2020 official celebration will be hosted by...

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Opinion: Is Brazil Truly a World “Pariah”?

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) On Thursday, October 22nd, Jair Bolsonaro's Minister of Foreign Affairs Ernesto Araújo, told students at Rio Branco College,...

Gringo View: Where Are The Clowns?

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) There is an old circus-generated theatrical tradition that when everything is going wrong on stage and the audience...

Gringo View: Hic Sunt Dracones

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) Imagine the vision of a medieval ancient mariner, sailing west from Europe, unsure what lay ahead, lands unknown...

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...
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