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Samba Schools in Brazil Shine Despite Economic Woes

Post on February 8, 2016, 3:51 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

With the wailing economy and the devaluation of the Brazilian real in relation to the U.S. dollar, Rio de Janeiro samba schools had to scramble and use their creativity to work the same magic with less money. Companies and government funds for this year’s spectacle were reduced as costs with material to produce the floats Continue Reading…

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Despite the Zika, over three million Carnaval revelers are expected in Rio

Post on February 4, 2016, 3:43 pm by admin 0 Comments

Despite the (Zika) viral headlines, over three million Carnaval revelers are expected in Rio de Janeiro. The main samba parade, February 5-8, is enormous, and six of the 12 best samba schools march to the Sambodromo (Samba Stadium) each day, for the chance to be selected the year’s champion. Additional samba parades, Carnaval balls, children’s Continue Reading…

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In Rio, Olympics will inspect for water to help prevent Zika

Post on January 27, 2016, 2:33 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

To guard against a virus linked to birth abnormalities, Brazil’s Olympic and Paralympic venues will be inspected daily during the 2016 Games in Rio Janeiro, games spokesman Phil Wilkinson said Sunday. Inspectors will be looking for any stagnant water where mosquitoes could thrive, he said. The Zika virus is a mosquito-borne disease that has raged in Continue Reading…

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Brazil waives visa requirement during Olympic period

Post on January 22, 2016, 4:38 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

Brazil’s lower house voted Thursday to grant a 90-day waiver to foreigners who normally need a visa so they can come to the country next year for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The bill is expected to be approved by the Senate and signed by President Dilma Rousseff. The move benefits Americans, Canadians, Japanese, Chinese Continue Reading…

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Brazil: Is Rio Ready for Its Olympic Closeup?

Post on January 13, 2016, 2:25 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

The 2016 Summer Olympics kicks off on August 5 in Rio de Janeiro — but with less than seven months until the Opening Ceremony, a slew of problems still show no signs of improvement. Will Connors had a good, if troubling, piece in The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday laying out the concerns in Rio. Continue Reading…

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Brazil: Rio for the Olympics, Doable!

Post on January 7, 2016, 3:18 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

Traveling to Brazil is going to get easier this summer, thanks to the Olympics. Brazilian officials are lifting the visa requirements for tourists from the U.S., Canada, Australia and Japan from June 1 to Sept. 18, 2016. Instead of having to pre-apply and fork over $160, tourists will be able to enter the country and Continue Reading…

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