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On February 16, the federal government dispatched the army to assume full control of police forces in the state of Rio de Janeiro. The move was in response to increased violence, which has "virtually taken over," according to senate-imposed President Michel Temer. Approximately 3,200 soldiers are now ...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Located in the city's Zona Oeste (West Zone) Barra da Tijuca is the newest of Rio de Janeiro's neighborhoods, with much of ... a major campus of the internationally renowned PUC university, one half of the British School, the Swiss-Brazilian International School, and the biggest ...

Although it is located inside a mall — practically a crime in a city with as much natural beauty as Rio de Janeiro — Pipo is worth the visit. It's the most casual and fun spot from chef Felipe Bronze, whose restaurant Oro was selected in 2018 as One to Watch in Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants. The food ...
But for the newest and hottest restaurants, presented in geographical order, here's the Eater Heatmap to Rio de Janeiro: ... with experience at several acclaimed restaurants throughout Latin America (among them Enrique Olvera's Pujol), Mateu prepares local Brazilian ingredients with pan-Latin flare.
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian real registered another day of registered heightened volatility on Wednesday, with the U.S. dollar closing at its highest rate in almost two years. After surpassing the R$3.51/US$1 mark in the early afternoon, the exchange rate closed at R$3.486/US$1, up by 0.48 ...
The comments, made to Reuters during a rare visit to leaders of Rio's two most influential drug gangs, come two months after President Michel Temer deployed 30,000 troops here, saying organized crime had "taken over Rio de Janeiro." The gang leaders are admitted criminals wanted by police for their ...

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Featuring elegant art deco architecture, located next to the Guanabara bay, with the largest urban public park in Brazil and ... detailing how it witnessed some of the major events in Brazilian history, including the dramatic suicide of President Vargas, the signing of declarations of ...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – According to a just-released study from the World Bank, Brazil must increase its labor productivity in order to grow its ... entitled “Emprego e crescimento: a agenda da produtividade” (Employment and Growth: the Productivity Agenda), the average Brazilian worker today is only ...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One of the Cariocas' favorite leisure activities is going to the movies in Rio and it doesn't have to be crowded malls and Hollywood blockbusters. Spread across the city are a couple of great independent movie theaters, which offer a completely different cinema experience, ...
Twenty health workers piled out of cars. Though they laughed and chatted with locals, their mission was deadly serious. Brazil is suffering its worst outbreak of yellow fever in decades. The virus, which kills 3 percent to 8 percent of those who are infected, is now circling the megacities of Rio de Janeiro and ...
Eleven states reduced their public security budgets between 2015 and 2017. At the top of the list, in absolute terms, is Rio de Janeiro, where the surge in violence has led the federal government to intervene in the state's security operations. During the three years in question, Rio de Janeiro cut security ...
To really turn things around, Brazil's Supreme Court will need to revise the country's drug policies and fix its appalling prison system. Brazil has the world's third-largest prison population, about a third of which is languishing in pre-trial detention. Complicating matters, a majority of the country's prisons are, ...
Twelve days after Brazil's President Michel Temer deployed the military to boost security in the state of Rio de Janeiro, criticism about the move continues. ... Brazilian media has been critical of some of the measures taken by the soldiers, such as photographing residents and searching their belongings.
Just 10 days after Brazilian President Michel Temer signed a decree handing the military control of public security in Rio de Janeiro, notifications like these continue to fill the screens of smartphones across the surrounding state, informing those who have downloaded the Crossfire app (Fogo Cruzado in ...
Thousands of soldiers, along with police, in Rio de Janeiro are taking control of the west side of the city as part of a wider security operation. Brazil's President, Michel Temer, ordered the military takeover in response to a recent spike in violent crime. But many are sceptical this latest intervention will have ...
Brazilian marines stand in guard next to an armored vehicle a during surprise operation in Kelson's slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. ... Last Friday, Brazilian President Michel Temer signed a decree handing control of Rio de Janeiro's police forces to the country's military.
RIO DE JANEIRO — After months of escalating violence in Rio de Janeiro that included television coverage of tourists being chased and beaten by robbers during ... Under the Constitution, Brazilian lawmakers are barred from making broad legal changes during a military intervention imposed by decree.

Brazilian police are not equipped with sophisticated military equipment like ballistic helmets and laser sights, but the army's special forces battalion has snipers, helicopter experts and night vision goggles, according to an article by Rio's O Globo newspaper. The army denied to O Globo that special forces ...
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. Brazil, Rio, Rio News, Brazil News. LIVE: El Miraculoso Samba Jazz (Tijuca) – If you feel like enjoying great jazz music, you must check El Miraculoso Samba Jazz band this afternoon at ...
Thousands of soldiers, along with police, in Rio de Janeiro are taking control of the west side of the city as part of a wider security operation. Brazil's President, Michel Temer, ordered the military takeover in response to a recent spike in violent crime. But many are sceptical this latest intervention will have ...
23 (Xinhua) -- An army general will become the new public security secretary of the state of Rio de Janeiro in southeast Brazil, local media reported ... for security in crime-plagued Rio till the end of 2018, was passed Tuesday by Congress following its approval by Brazilian President Michel Temer. Security ...
The state's governor will retain control of the government, but the military will report to an army general who will report to Temer, which will ensure civilian oversight of the armed forces, the president has stressed. It is the first military intervention since Brazil's military dictatorship fell in 1985. Rio de Janeiro ...
Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - A leader in one of Brazil's most powerful criminal gangs implicated in cocaine trafficking has been murdered along with another ... De Simone's gang has branches in several Brazilian states to control cocaine trafficking routes from Colombia, Peru and Bolivia, the world's three biggest ...
"There isn't much we can contest, in the same way the governor (of Rio de Janeiro) could not contest when the president suggested the military intervention. We have already reached an intolerable level of violence," added another resident. Even this year's carnival did not escape the violence epidemic.
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil's federal government on Friday ordered the army to take over command of police forces in Rio de Janeiro state in a bid to curb violence driven by drug gangs, marking the first such move since the country's dictatorship ended three decades ago. The emergency measure ...
In this Jan. 16, 2018 photo, a worker carries costume accessories for the upcoming Carnival, inside the Paraiso do Tuiuti samba school in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazil abolished slavery in 1888, but during Carnival this year, this major samba school will be arguing that it never really ended. (AP Photo/Leo ...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Curmudgeon majored in Politics at his university, and had many heated political debates with his two roommates. ... The reason is that PSDB has, since the impeachment of Dilma, become all too similar to the other 30+ political parties that now infest Brazilian politics.
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Even with the rain in several regions of the state, about 500,000 people attended the vaccination sites on Saturday (January 27th) for what officials termed “D-Day” to combat yellow fever, according to a report released by the State Department of Health. The State of Rio ...
... the first batch of his prized collection, arrived in Rio de Janeiro on March 7, 1808. A second batch, packed in 230 crates, arrived in mid-1810. On October 29, 1810, John founded a new Royal Library on Brazilian soil, which would later become the Biblioteca Nacional do Brasil, or National Library of Brazil.
The Brazilian government estimates that the e-visa system will increase travel from the four eligible countries by 25 percent and make Brazil a more attractive destination to hold conferences ... You should be mindful, however, that like much of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro is grappling with an epidemic of violence.
... is expected to inject over R$11.14 billion with a total of 10.69 million Brazilian travelers and 400,000 international tourists, according to the Ministry of Tourism. Brazil, Between Carnival blocos and samba school parades, Rio de Janeiro is expected to Between Carnival blocos and samba school parades, ...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Yesterday a three-judge panel of the Federal Court of Appeals (TRF) in Porto Alegre unanimously confirmed the lower court ... The red shirts are back on, the hammer and sickle are once again evident, and the cry is that Lula will, once again, ride to the rescue of the Brazilian ...
Brazil, Brasilia,Brazilian President, Michel Temer is going to Davos this week to Brazilian President, Michel Temer is going to Davos this week to try to lure foreign investors back to Brazil, photo by Antonio Cruz/AgBr. “We return [to Davos] to say that we have faced the most serious economic crisis in our ...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A new report shows a historic increase globally in the number of billionaires last year, and Brazil has gained twelve billionaires more in the period, from 31 to 43. And while Brazilian billionaires' assets are up thirteen percent compared to 2016, the poorest in Brazil saw a ...
As part of the programme, delegates will get the opportunity to present their capabilities during a conference showcase session on March 20 in Rio de Janeiro. In addition, the Brazilian DIT team will organise site visits to the major operators and contractors across the country. As part of the UK Government's ...
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazilian authorities say a baby was killed and 17 people were injured when a motorist drove into a crowded boardwalk along Copacabana ... People watch a car that has driven into the crowded seaside boardwalk along Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Jan.
RIO DE JANEIRO – A car has driven onto the crowded seaside boardwalk along Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, and Brazilian authorities say at least 11 people have been injured. The Twitter account of Brazil's military police force reports the number of injured and says the driver in Thursday night's ...
An 8-month-old baby was reportedly killed and 15 others injured after a car crashed into a crowd on Rio de Janeiro's famous Copacabana beach in Brazil Thursday night. The driver fled the scene of the crash, but was arrested sooner after by police, Reuters reported. Police said an 8-month baby was killed ...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Armed Forces are participating today (January 18th) in a joint operation with the federal and state police around the favela community of Jacarezinho, in the Zona Norte (North Zone) of Rio de Janeiro. Armed forces support for security operations in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, ...
Soldiers take part in a surprise operation in the Jacarezinho slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Troops have ... Also on Thursday, Human Rights Watch said in its 2018 World Report that Brazilian authorities need to take decisive action to curb extrajudicial killings by police. Maria Laura ...
Since July 2017, 35 cases of yellow fever have been confirmed in Brazil, 20 of them in Sao Paulo state and three in Rio de Janeiro state, according to ... Even before the WHO announcement, Brazilian media were reporting long lines at health centers in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday morning.
... at Aterro do Flamengo. Starting at 4PM, the bloco brings a repertoire dedicated to Afro Brazilian rhythms, specially Maracatu, from Pernambuco (Brazil's Northeast). Aterro do Flamengo (in front of Bar Belmonte) – Flamengo. Check the event for further details. Rio News, Brazil News, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Officials in Rio have announced yesterday (Thursday, January 11th) that there will be 28 new blocos authorized this year for Carnival. In total, 464 blocos will be approved, with 600 parades (some happen multiple times). Riotur president, Marcelo Alves, Carnival, Rio de Janeiro ...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After positive results from the New Year's Eve holiday in Rio, there is optimism in the hotel industry for Carnival this year, with Brazilian Association of the Hotel Industry of the State of Rio (ABIH-RJ) predicting 85 percent occupancy. Hotel occupancy rates in Rio increase, Rio de ...
By Janet Tappin Coelho in Rio de Janeiro ... GANG warfare in Brazil has reached new heights, with gangsters seen firing powerful high velocity weapons into the sky near Rio airport in a ... Rio, which has a population of over six million people, is Brazil's most visited city and is popular with British tourists.
Brazilian environmentalists are trying to figure out why more than 80 dolphins have been found dead in a bay west of Rio de Janeiro. Eighty-eight dead dolphins have been retrieved from the Bay of Sepetiba, about 45 miles from Rio de Janeiro, in the last 18 days, Leonardo Flach, a biologist and the chief ...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – An often overlooked attraction among expatriates and even Cariocas, is that Rio de Janeiro offers excellent libraries spread across the city. Whether one feels like working in a new environment or simply enjoying a book at a silent venue, some the best reading rooms with free ...
Brazilian women break taboo to talk about illegal abortions ... during the annual "Slut Walk" along Copacabana beac in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ... But amid a rising tide of conservatism in Brazil and concerns that abortion will become further restricted, women are coming out of the shadows to tell their stories ...
The Reveillon, the traditional New Year's Eve bash in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, drew 707,000 tourists, of whom 93,000 were foreign visitors, to iconic Copacabana Beach, the Culture Ministry said Wednesday. The total visitor figure was up 11.4 percent on New Year's Eve 2017, compared to the ...
Partiers gather around Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour for an impressive fireworks display each year, and organizers are planning the most spectacular celebration to date to conclude 2017. During the hour leading up to the fireworks extravaganza, rooftops around the Harbour will launch 'shooting stars' to ...


 

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