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June Real Estate Sales in Rio de Janeiro Grow 40 Percent over May

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A survey conducted by Secovi Rio (Rio de Janeiro's Housing Union) shows that the city of Rio, particularly the real estate sector, is gradually rebounding from the economic impact caused by the novel coronavirus crisis. The survey, which was based on Rio's City Hall data,...
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Analysis: Biodiversity Depletion Favors Emergence of New Pandemics

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In 1965, the year the current World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom was born, the world's population was 3.32...

Ceará State Researchers Mobilize to Ship Tilapia Skin to Lebanon to Treat Burn Victims of Explosion

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Researchers of the Tilapia Skin Project, of the Federal University of Ceará (UFC), are conducting a campaign to sensitize...

Brazil’s Unemployment Rate Rises to 13.3 Percent in Q2, Says IBGE

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The unemployment rate rose to 13.3 percent in the quarter between April and June, up 1.1 percentage points over...

Covid-19: Butantan Says Vaccine Production in Brazil Possible in October

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Dimas Covas, director of the Butantan Institute, said yesterday, August 6th, that a vaccine against Covid-19, the disease caused...

Bolsonaro Signs Provisional Measure Earmarking R$1.9 Billion to Manufacture Oxford Vaccine

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Thursday, August 6th, President Jair Bolsonaro signed a provisional measure that grants a budget credit of R$1.9 billion...

Brazil Defense Minister Suspends Raid on Illegal Miners in Amazon Indigenous Land

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil’s Defense Ministry on Thursday suspended operations by environmental agents acting against illegal miners on an indigenous reservation in...
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Guedes Says He Will Announce Three or Four Privatizations Within 60 Days

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's Economy Minister Paulo Guedes said yesterday, August 6th, that within 30 to 60 days he will announce three...
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Brazil Central Bank Reduces Basic Interest Rate to 2 Percent per Year, Lowest in History

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's central bank cut its key Selic lending rate to a record low on Wednesday, and left the door...

Brazilian Economy Would Be 27 Percent Stronger Had It Followed 2014 Pace

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The embarrassing 7-1 defeat in the 2014 Soccer World Cup was nothing like the thrashing Brazil was administered by...

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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 Friday, August 7, 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 Thursday, August 6, 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, August 5, 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 Tuesday, August 4, 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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Brazil Supreme Court Considers Landmark Case on Police Operations in Rio’s Favelas

By Cormac Whitney-Low In partnership with RioOnWatch RIO DE JANEIRO BRAZIL - As the new coronavirus has swept Brazil, residents of Rio de Janeiro's favelas...

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...

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Top 20 Democratic Countries to Emigrate to…After the Pandemic

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The world is experiencing one of the worst pandemics of humankind. In addition to the over 17 million infected...

Brazilian Airports to Test Passenger Boarding System Through ‘Selfie’

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian airports will soon be able to test a new boarding experience: passengers' identity will be checked by facial...

Which Countries Allow Entry for Travelers Leaving Brazil?

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Amid the reopening of borders, some of the preferred destinations for Brazilians, such as the United States and European...

Tourism: The Post-Pandemic Rebound Will Happen in Stages

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Tourism is one of the business sectors most affected by the pandemic. A study by the Getúlio Vargas Foundation...

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Amazon Devastation Hampers Rainfall, Helps Pantanal Record Burning

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Amazon is not the only Brazilian biome under threat. While the world's largest rainforest registered a record number...

Gringo View: A Light In The Isolation Tunnel

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) There is very little positive to gather from these months of isolation. In fact, when it is over,...

Gringo View Opinion: The Bananas in Brazil Are So Good

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) It has certainly been easy to trash Brazil lately. It seems to have become a mini-industry for the...

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...