politics


Brazil: Ex-Lula aide Dirceu held

Brazil: Ex-Lula aide Dirceu held
Police in Brazil say they have arrested Jose Dirceu, who served as chief-of-staff under then-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from 2003 to 2005. He is the most senior member of the governing Workers' Party to be arrested as part of an investigation into alleged corruption at state-owned oil giant Petrobras....

business


tech


Music, Technology, and Art Event Celebrates the Future as it Returns to Rio

Music, Technology, and Art Event Celebrates the Future as it Returns to Rio
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Festival Multiplicidade returns this week to Rio de Janeiro on July 30th and will include events held in Oi Futuro Flamengo, Planetario da Gavea and EAV Parque Lage through November 7th. Celebrating its tenth anniversary last year, this edition of the avant-garde festival, […]...

Richard Calder obituary

My father, Richard Calder, who has died aged 78, was an engineer who lived and worked all over the world and who had a special love for Braz...

sports


entertainment


Live Cinema Festival Returns to Rio de Janeiro on August 6th

Live Cinema Festival Returns to Rio de Janeiro on August 6th
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Complete with a video mapping installation, live remixes of films and an immersive performance by German musician and artist Robert Henke, the audiovisual festival Live Cinema will return to Rio de Janeiro for its 9th edition on August 6th. Continuing through August 9th, two […]...

culture


The Samba in Rio Festival is this Weekend, July 18th and 19th

The Samba in Rio Festival is this Weekend, July 18th and 19th
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Taking place on Saturday, July 18th and Sunday, July 19th at Praça da Apoteose, the home of the internationally famous Carnival parade competitions, the Samba in Rio Festival will feature more than fifty musicians and entertainers including Arlindo Cruz, Marcelo D2, Beth Carvalho, Jorge […]...



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