Another week has gone by, the temperatures has gone down a bit so you can almost see how spring is on the doorstep (summer formally ends this weekend). The sitting party PT and President Dilma are seeing some rough waters ahead, widespread protests took place earlier in the week. The garbage collector’s are on strike, this means you have quite unhealthy stashes of trash in parts of the city.
I took this article from Bloomberg: Brazil’s Rousseff Pushes Anti-Graft Bills as Her Approval Sinks. It points out how Dilma is trying to increase her popularity with some changes in legislation. All will probably be futile in my view, in the end of the day it is Brazil’s general economical situation that affects the sitting government’s approval by the people; the outlook for Brazil’s near future is pretty bad.
Just follow this link for the local cup games that are on: Globo Esportes. The national league only starts in May.
The next one or two years traffic in the center of Rio will be complicated during rush hours, big constructions in the port area are the main reasons. Works on Avenida Brazil will make transport to Ilha Grande and Parati complicated during rush hours.
The best nightlife guide in English is The Rio Times Nightlife Guide, just click the link.
Fruits of the week:
Avocados, pineapples, plums, custard apples, guavas, mangoes, apples and pears are good choices.
Have a Great Week!