Tag: rio

Brazil’s Carnaval: Easy on the Eyes, Hard on the Heart

Seven of Rio’s top-tier samba groups wrapped up their parading Monday morning, driving out ...

Stones Roll Their Biggest Show Ever in Rio, Brazil

Just a week before Carnaval, the Rolling Stones drew an estimated one and a ...

American Journalist Warns Against Rio, Brazil, Until City Becomes Safer

American Stefanie Michaels, international travel expert and journalist returned from Brazil this month with ...

20 Minutes and Tickets for Brazil’s Carnaval Were Gone

Tickets for Rio’s famous Carnaval parade, the centerpiece of Brazil’s annual pre-Lenten festival, sold ...

Brazil Earmarks US$ 164 Million for Pan American Games Security in Rio

Over the next two years the Brazilian federal government plans to spend US$ 164.63 ...

Progress Killed Carnaval in Brazil

The “Tríduo momesco” (King Momo’s Triduum) was the dressed-up name, pretentious.  It became inappropriate ...

Brazil’s Carnaval: a Primer

Carnival is Rio’s main event. It happens at the peak of summer, when Cariocas ...

Brazil: In Morrinho the War Never Ends

It’s midmorning in Morrinho. Three figures peer down from a concrete rooftop at the ...

With an Eye on Tourism Brazil Fights Crime

The president of the Brazilian Tourism Agency (Embratur), Eduardo Sanovicz, said that various measures ...