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Brazil’s Northeastern Soccer Clubs Balance Accounts Better Than Wealthier Teams

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Fortaleza and Bahia were the two best northeastern teams in the 2019 Brazilian championship. Both qualified for the South American Cup and finished ahead of Vasco, Atletico Mineiro, Fluminense, Botafogo, and Cruzeiro, teams from the Southeast that are historically more traditional than those from...
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Brazil’s Nine Northeastern States Control Their Public Accounts, Invest More

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A less developed region of the country, Brazil's Northeast has stood out in the national scenario with a rare...

Brazil’s Best-Performing Stock Has Credit Suisse Predicting More Gains

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Bloomberg) The rally in Via Varejo SA shares still has some juice left as the Brazilian retailer’s turnaround initiatives...

Saco de Mamanguá in Paraty: World’s Only Tropical Fjord Is in...

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

Former Presidential Candidate Ciro Gomes Reacts to Carlos Bolsonaro

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A defeated presidential candidate in 2018, Ciro Gomes reacted to a tease from Rio de Janeiro city councilor Carlos...

Ceará Records 127 Fatal Crimes after State Police Declared Strike

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The number of Intentional Lethal Violent Crimes (CVLIs) in the whole of the state of Ceará has increased to...

STF Justice Gilmar Mendes Advocates Harsher Attack Against Bolsonaro

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On February 21st, right-wing news site O Alerta reported that Federal Supreme Court (STF) Justice Gilmar Mendes, met with...
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Brazil’s Best-Performing Stock Has Credit Suisse Predicting More Gains

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Bloomberg) The rally in Via Varejo SA shares still has some juice left as the Brazilian retailer’s turnaround initiatives...

Shares in Brazil’s Exporting Companies Lose R$48 Billion in Value to Coronavirus

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Since the first day that the coronavirus outbreak in China hit global financial markets - a month ago on...

Map Shows the Oldest Companies Still Operating in Each Country

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - How long can a company last? A hundred years? Five hundred years? Longer than that? And what do survivors...

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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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Nightlife Guide

Rio Nightlife Guide for Monday, February 24, 2020

We have the top three picks for this Monday, and below is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. PARTY: The...

São Paulo Nightlife Guide for Monday, February 24, 2020

We have the top three picks for this Monday, and below is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. MÚSICA...

São Paulo Nightlife Guide for Sunday, February 23, 2020

We have the top three picks for this Sunday, and below is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. CARNIVAL: Batunta...

Rio Nightlife Guide for Sunday, February 23, 2020

We have the top three picks for this Sunday, and below is a list of bars and pubs that are always a good option. CARNIVAL: Encontro...

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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...

Looking for a Favela Tour? Skip the Jeeps — Find an Activist

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Carnaval 2020 is fast approaching, and if you’re one of the 1.9 million visitors flooding into Rio de Janeiro...

Travel

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...

Nine Spots in Espírito Santo State You Won’t Believe Exist

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - When you happen to hear that Espírito Santo is a surprising state in Brazil, believe it: it really is....

Imperial Museum in Petrópolis Had Record Number of Visitors in 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Last year's figures at the Imperial Museum, popularly known as the Imperial Palace, located in Petrópolis, in the state...

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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...

Opinion: ‘Impeachment’ as New Norm for Disposing of Annoying Opponents

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -  In this troubled and highly partisan world one is forced to wonder if ’impeachment’ is becoming the new norm...

Opinion: One Year of Bolsonaro in Brazil – Threats, More Arms Sales and a Still Sluggish Economy

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The first year in office of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro did not end without further polemics and worrying statistics. Most...