Argentina’s Racing End Flamengo’s Copa Libertadores Defense in Penalty Shootout Win

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (AFP) Flamengo's defense of their Copa Libertadores title has ended at the last 16 stage after the Brazilian giants crashed out on penalties at the hands of Argentine outfit Racing. The Rio de Janeiro team came into Tuesday night's second leg level at 1-1 following...

ECLAC: Latin American Foreign Direct Investment in 2020 to Fall by 45 – 55%

Santiago, Chile - (AFP) The figures represent the world's "most pronounced" regional decline, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) said...

Brazil Health Regulator Analyzing Emergency Use of Covid-19 Vaccines – source

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil’s federal health regulator ANVISA is analyzing a plan to authorize COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use in specific cases,...

Rio’s Mayor-elect Paes: “I’ll Do More Politics but I Won’t Be a Rival to Bolsonaro”

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The mayor-elect of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Paes (DEM), wants to have a greater party-political performance than he had...

Analysis: Brazil’s Poor Fear Looming End of Covid Emergency Cash

By Rafael Martins with Joshua Howat Berger RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (AFP) Since she and her husband lost their jobs because of the pandemic,...

Marília Mendonça Is Brazil’s Most Listened-to Performing Artist in 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Marília Mendonça, 25, topped the rankings of Brazil's most listened-to artists in 2020. The country singer, known as the...

Analysis: In Trade Dispute, Brazil’s Exports Depend Heavily on China

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At the heart of recent controversy sparked by statements from those close to President Jair Bolsonaro, China has been...
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Analysis: In Trade Dispute, Brazil’s Exports Depend Heavily on China

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At the heart of recent controversy sparked by statements from those close to President Jair Bolsonaro, China has been...

French President’s Bold Plan to Stop Dependence on Brazil’s Soybeans

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil is the world's largest soybean producer, exporting the grain to 50 different countries in Asia, Africa, and Europe....

Brazil’s Nubank Launches Inexpensive Life Insurance Covering Covid-19

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Tuesday, December 1st, Nubank began to offer life insurance through its app that costs an average of R$9...

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The Brazilian Livestreams Guide for Wednesday, December 2, 2020

LIVESTREAM: Trem do Samba with Marquinhos de Oswaldo Cruz (online) – Today, Brazil celebrates the National Day of Samba. In Rio, every December 2, the samba...

The Brazilian Livestreams Guide for Tuesday, December 1, 2020

LIVESTREAM: Nicolas Krassik plays Gilberto Gil (online) – This Tuesday, the Sesc Ao Vivo project presents the renowned violinist Nicolas Krassik. This will be a special...

The Brazilian Livestreams Guide for Monday, November 30, 2020

LIVESTREAM: Moacyr Luz sings Cartola (online) – Amid rising Covid-19 numbers in Rio de Janeiro, Samba do Trabalhador has again canceled its shows for an...

The Brazilian Livestreams Guide for Sunday, November 29, 2020

LIVESTREAM: Fafá de Belém (online) – Tonight, Fafá de Belém will go live with the show "O Amor, O Sorriso e A Flor". Bringing a repertoire...

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Rio’s Urban Peripheries Literary Festival Celebrates Brazilian Black Feminist Pioneers

By Pilar Boyero in partnership with RioOnWatch.org RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio's Urban Peripheries Literary Festival (FLUP), which has taken place since 2012 across...

Brazil Seen as One of Best Places to Obtain Second Residency

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – While many Brazilians are trying to find ways to move permanently out of the country, Patricia Nunes Leigh and her...

‘Giro 2020’ Project Prepares Underrepresented Political Candidates for Rio Elections

by Natalia Galicza in partnership with RioOnWatch RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As election season rolls through Rio de Janeiro, residents have signaled that more is...

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...


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

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

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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...


Gringo View: The Trump & Bolsonaro Cults – Suspension of Disbelief

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Opinion: How the Coronavirus Killed the Trump Presidency

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Gringo View: Endgame

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