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Economic Impact of Pandemics Endures Decades, According to Study

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The coronavirus pandemic could affect the economy for decades if past patterns serve as a guide, according to researchers who have drawn on data dating back to the 14th century. In a study of 12 significant pandemics as well as armed conflict, economists Oscar Jorda,...
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A day After Health Minister Stressed Social Isolation, Bolsonaro Strolls Through...

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - One day after Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta said people should remain at home in social isolation to prevent...

São Paulo Counts six Times as Many Coronavirus Deaths as China...

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Sunday, March 29th, the State of São Paulo recorded 98 deaths related to the Covid-19. There are now...

“We’ll Emerge From This Crisis Before Other Countries,” Says Brazil’s Economy...

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Minister estimates that approximately three months of social isolation will be required in the country to attend to...

São Paulo Sírio-Libanês Hospital Removes Some 90 Employees Infected With Coronavirus

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Sírio-Libanês Hospital, located in São Paulo, announced on Friday, March 27th, that 90 of its employees had been...

Brazil’s Indigenous Closing Off Reservations to Save Members From Covid-19

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – As the cases of Covid-19 rise in Brazil, indigenous leaders and those who work with the many indigenous communities in...

Social Isolation Must be Sustained for at Least two Months, Experts...

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At least 70 percent of Brazilians need to be immunized before we can start talking about an end to...
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“We’ll Emerge From This Crisis Before Other Countries,” Says Brazil’s Economy Minister

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Minister estimates that approximately three months of social isolation will be required in the country to attend to...

Brazilian Fintech Enables Donations to Health Institutions

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's Doare, a startup that uses technology to mediate online donations, now allows Internet users to donate any amount,...

Companies Face Dilemma Between Respecting Lives and Economic Rebound

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the development of tougher measures to halt the spread of the coronavirus in Brazil, a number of entrepreneurs...

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The Rio Times is an English language publication dedicated to anyone interested in Brazil and Mercosur. 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 Mercosur.

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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...

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...

For the First Time in Brazil, Blacks are the Majority in Public Universities

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In 2018, for the first time, black students (black or mulatto) constituted a majority - 50.3 percent - of...

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Coronavirus Quarantine: The Online Nightlife Guide for Sunday, March 29, 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 Saturday, March 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...

Coronavirus Quarantine: The Online Nightlife Guide for Friday, March 27, 2020

ONLINE FESTIVAL: Fico em Casa BR (online) – Inspired by the initiative of music artists from Portugal, Fico em Casa BR Festival will present nothing...

Coronavirus Quarantine: The Online Nightlife Guide for Thursday, March 26, 2020

We have the top picks for this Thursday, and below is a list of bars and pubs that are always a good option. ONLINE FESTIVAL: Música...

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Another 9/11 Plunges New Yorkers into Feelings of Impotence

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the Covid-19 in full swing in Europe, the United States and especially New York have been reeling from...

How to Deal With Laziness and Procrastination in School – sponsored

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Procrastination and laziness are fierce enemies of productivity. Postponing the responsibilities and homework means that when the deadline comes,...
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Brazil Is Major Emerging Market for Zurich Airport; Further Investments Likely

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In only 14 months, Flughafen Zürich AG (Zurich Airport) has built the brand new Hercílio Luz Airport (FLN) in...

Startup Wonderland Florianópolis Might Go National and Serve as Reference for Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Federal deputies linked to the Chamber's Parliamentary Front of Digital Economy and Citizenship, are looking into the Florianópolis ecosystem...

Travel

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...

Saco de Mamanguá in Paraty: World’s Only Tropical Fjord Is in State of Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A fjord is a large sea inlet surrounded by high rocky mountains. Such landscapes are common in Scandinavian countries...

Fourteen Pictures of Tiradentes That Will Make You Want to Travel There

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Those visiting the town of Tiradentes, in Minas Gerais, take an incredible plunge into Brazil's colonial period. The destination...

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Column: Brazil’s Massive Corona-Chasm

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Column) In Rio de Janeiro, as in São Paulo and many other large cities, the wealthy have fled to...

GringoView: ‘Favela’ – Inside the Reality

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) The question that must have been asked over and over again in 1968 in Rio’s Catacumba favela; who was...

GringoView: Escaping from Carnaval – My Annual Ritual

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) The sound of drums and amplified singing in the street below my São Paulo apartment, even a week before...

Opinion: Understanding the Dangers Facing the Future of Democracy

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) The history of the bizarre political events of the past few weeks in the US might best be avoided...

Opinion: In Brazil since 2007, 261 Children Have Died While Working; Governments Ignore Problem

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - 2020 will mark three years of hiding data on child labor for the Brazilian government. The most recent figures...