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Tons Trash Collected From Streets As Carnival Celebrations Start in Rio By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Cloudy skies and the threat of thunderstorms throughout the weekend did not discouraged thousands of partygoers from flocking to the streets over the weekend in Rio de Janeiro for pre-Carnival ‘blocos’. The city’s...
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Unidos da Tijuca Samba School Ready for Rio 2019 Carnival By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the early hours of Monday, March 4th, samba school G.R.E.S. Unidos da Tijuca will compete in the Grupo Especial with their parade scheduled to begin at 3:45 AM. The group will present their ‘samba...
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Protests Held Across Brazil After Death of Black Teenager By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Activists throughout Brazil took to the streets on Sunday following the death of Pedro Henrique Gonzaga, a 19-year-old black teenager who died of a heart attack on Thursday (February 14th) after allegedly being choked by a...
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Rio Nightlife Guide for Monday, February 18, 2019 We have the top three picks for this Monday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. PARTY: Baila Me @ Pub Kriok (Lapa) – This Monday, Baila Me are putting on another party packed with baile funk, reggaeton...
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Rio Nightlife Guide for Sunday, February 17, 2019 We have the top three picks for this Sunday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. PARTY: DNA Social Club @ Barzin Rio (Ipanema) – The weekend doesn’t end until this party does. Today they are asking people...
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Rio Nightlife Guide for Saturday, February 16, 2019 We have the top three picks for this Saturday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. PARTY: Vem Cá Minha Flor @ Prado.co (Gávea) – Another great pre-Carnival bloco gets underway this weekend with bloco ‘Vem Cá Minha...
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The Best Pre-Carnival ‘Bloco’ Parties this Weekend By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – It may still be two weeks until the biggest party on the planet, but cariocas and gringos alike are already getting well into the Carnival spirit, with tons of pre-Carnival ‘blocos’ (Carnival street parties) popping up all throughout...
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Brazil’s Government Finalize Pension System Reform By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After weeks of rumors and uncertainties, President Jair Bolsonaro and the government’s economic team have announced they have decided on the pension reform proposal the Executive will be sending to Congress for approval. According to the new social...
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Rio Nightlife Guide for Friday, February 15, 2019 We have the top three picks for this Friday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. PARTY: Pré-Carnaval da Ladeira @ Casarão Floresta (Cosme Velho) – The build-up to Carnival is reaching fever pitch, and here is another...
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Fluminense Edges Past Flamengo 1-0 in Taça Guanabara Semis By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Thursday, February 14th, Fluminense defeated rivals Flamengo 1-0 with a dramatic goal in the game’s closing minutes to secure its place in the Taça Guanabara finals. Last night’s semi-final match had been originally scheduled for...
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