Category Archives: Events

Uh oh Salvador, not you again! If going there, make sure to carry money on you to satisfy the thief!

A new report on BBC talks about one of the first(maybe not first) World Cup related ills in Brazil. Police have used tear gas and smoke grenades to break up clashes between fans who were trying to buy tickets for the inaugural match in a stadium built for the 2014 World Cup. The football fans [...]

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Beautiful stadium inaugurated with private money in Brazil: surprise! It’s not part of the World Cup!

Gremio, the Brazilian club from Rio Grande do Sul, inaugurated their new stadium on Saturday night with a victory, 2-1, over Hamburg, Germany, repeating the score of the World Cup 1983 on the same opponent, which made the gaucho team world champions. The new “gremista” Arena  arrives to replace the Olympic, where the club spent [...]

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Lady Gaga visits Brazil and falls in love with Rio

Lady Gaga visitou o Brasil na primeira semana de novembro de 2012 e visitou a favela do Cantagalo cercada de seguranças. Descalça, a estrela até arriscou alguns passes, jogando bola com crianças num campinho do local. A cantora também tirou fotos com os fãs, que nem acreditavam que ela estava na comunidade. Ela ainda brincou [...]

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Olympics and World Cup already showing the bad side of Brazil: a lot of corruption

No Brazilian city is able and ready to host the Olympics or the World Cup. Neither Rio de Janeiro, the city chosen for the 2016 Olympics. Despite its undeniable natural beauty, this is not enough to be the home of one of the most important world events. The landscape of Rio can not hide the [...]

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Current state of construction at the stadiums for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil

Data from the Ministry of Sports, builders and the Court of Audits reveal the current state of the construction works of the stadiums that will be used at the Brazil World Cup 2014. Below is the list of costs, construction phase, estimated start and end times for each arena: This information was taken from http://www.valor.com.br/brasil/2816756/confira-o-progresso-ate-agosto-das-obras-dos-estadios-para-copa-2014 [...]

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Rio Oil & Gas Conference to be held in September in Brazil

Every two years since 1982, the Rio Oil & Gas event is held in Brazil. The event is the main and most important happening about oil and gas in Latin America. This blend of fair, exhibition and conference contributes to the consolidation of Rio de Janeiro as the capital of big oil and gas. Currently, [...]

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Protocol broken with the arrival of the Olympic flag to Brazil

The Olympic flag – coming directly from London, after the closing ceremony of the Games this year, was presented on the morning of Wednesday to residents of the Complexo do Alemao, a favela in Rio. Although a replica of the Olympic symbol was hoisted during the ceremony, the original flag was shown, played and touched [...]

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Nothing new but now it’s official: Brazil won’t have all the structure ready for the 2014 World Cup

Brazil won’t have completed the entire infrastructure to host the World Cup in 2014, but the country will be able to receive hundreds of thousands of visitors for the tournament, said on Tuesday the Brazilian Minister of Sports, Aldo Rebelo. In London for the Olympics, Aldo said he is talking to sponsors and local organizers [...]

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World Cup 2014 in Brazil: the biggest theft in history

The former football player and congressman Romario (PSB-RJ), a leading critic of the way the World Cup 2014 is being organized, said in his profile on Facebook, that the competition become the “biggest theft in history” of the country, all because of the mismanagement of Brazilian politicians. “Brazilians, keep charging and manifesting this because it [...]

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Rock in Rio 2011

I’ve driven by the giant guitars in Gavea & Copa but hadn’t really looked into what Rock in Rio entails until this weekend. Turns out it’s from September 23rd until October 2nd and will feature the following bands (announced thus…

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