Planning for Olympic Games Means Relocation for Some Residents

This article claims that the Rio de Janeiro city government is relocating many families to make room for transport and other infrastructure projects related to the 2016 Olympic Games.  In the North Zone alone, nearly 400 families have already been moved.  Disagreements over the legal status of these properties have left many of these families with no compensation for their loss. – http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/28/brazil-officials-evicting-families-2016-olympic-games

The Butterfly House Reopens

After being closed for nearly three years, the butterfly house at Fiocruz has been reopened just in time for the 2015 National Science and Technology Week.  Visitors can experience different types of butterflies in and environment very close to their natural surroundings.  Fiocruz, the foundation that maintains the butterfly house, manages an eight hundred thousand square meter campus in RIO. – http://riotimesonline.com/brazil-news/rio-travel/butterfly-house-re-opens-in-rios-zone-norte/

 

Vincent Moon Comes to RIO

Vincent Moon, French independent filmmaker, photographer, experimental ethnographer and sound artist will present a free screening of his works and films at Templo Gávea.  Moon will also give a talk about his current project, ‘Hibridos.’  Read on to find out how Moon lives a “nomadic life with a cause.”  See more –  http://riotimesonline.com/brazil-news/rio-entertainment/vincent-moon-to-present-screenings-and-a-talk-in-gavea/

The Festival Panorama Returns

Beginning October 30th, the 24th edition of the Festival Panorama will once again be hosted in RIO.  This year’s festival will feature eighteen shows as well as other celebrations of dance and movement.  In addition to artists and performers from the Brazilian states of Rio de Janeiro, Alagoas, São Paulo and Santa Catarina, there will be eleven international attractions from the countries of Italy, Serbia, Croatia, Sweden, Great Britain, Portugal, Germany, Morocco. – See more at:  http://riotimesonline.com/brazil-news/rio-entertainment/panorama-contemporary-dance-festival-returns-to-rio/

Bonde in New Phase of Testing

The project to re-open RIO’s iconic tram system is moving into a new phase, with a new leg of testing that will hopefully result in expanded use of the system. The project began in 2013, and could not have come too soon for business owners experiencing lower sales due to their isolation without a running tram system to bring customers their way. – http://riotimesonline.com/brazil-news/rio-real-estate/rios-bonde-begins-fourth-phase-of-testing-in-santa-teresa/#

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RIO in…Manchester?

Disclaimer: This article doesn’t exactly highlight a restaurant in RIO…BUT if you happen to live in Manchester and find yourself sandwiched between your last and next visit to RIO, then you might want to give Cabana Manchester a try. Coming soon to the Corn Exchange, a restaurant development, this restaurant aims to embody RIO carnival spirit with pops of color and Brazilian barbecue. Take a peek! – http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/whats-on/food-drink-news/cabana-manchester-first-look-new-10289923

Cabana at the Corn Exchange in Manchester

Explosion Destroys RIO Homes

On Monday, dozens of homes and commercials building in the northern part of RIO were destroyed by an explosion believed to be caused by a gas leak. Thankfully, no deaths have been reported, although several were injured. Read on for more on how firefighters continue to search the rubble for other possible victims. – http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/10/19/big-explosion-hits-rio-de-janeiro-residential-commercial-area-despite-blast-7/

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