Boa Sexta Feira!
Hello everyone, I hope everyone are enjoying themselves in summer warm Rio.
With less than two weeks to go until the second round of elections it is a close race between Neves and Dilma. Despite Finance Minister Mantega’s confident statement that the Brazilian economy is in excellent shape, it is not quite what most experts say; this years growth is expected to be around 0.3 %. What would happen if Dilma looses her presidency? In this article from foreignpolicy.com this article from foreignpolicy.com you can read a little about what challenges lie ahead to get the economy in good shape again, bearing that in mind it is not hard to see mass protests in the streets pretty soon again.
In Maracanã: On Saturday the 18th Criciúma will visit to play Fluminense, kick-off is at 18:30h. On Wednesday the 22nd Flamengo take on Internacional, kick-off at 19:30h.
The buses that normally would run on Rua Visconde de Pirajá are temporarily running on the beach avenue Vieira Souto, there is no clear available schedule, sometimes there are changes so you have to make sure at the time you want to catch the bus. The next one or two years traffic in the center of Rio will be complicated during rush hours, big constructions in the port area is the reason.
The best nightlife guide in English is The Rio Times Nightlife Guide, just click the link.
Fruits of the week:
Pineapples, mangoes and tangerines are usually good purchases in October.
Do you want to take part in the Rio Olympics and Paralympics?:
Here’s your chance. Rio 2016 are inviting applications from people willing to volunteer during the Olympic and Paralympic Games in August/September 2016. 70,000 will be selected to assist in a wide variety of roles. You will need to commit to ten days of volunteering during either the Olympics or the Paralympics, as well as some mandatory training in advance. Having good English and Portuguese is a definite advantage but not essential.
For further information visit: Rio Olympics Volunteers
An interesting art exhibition in Casa Daros shows works by South American artists, the theme is illusions. It is open Wed to Saturday 11h until 19h, Sundays and holidays 11h until 18h, Mondays closed. The end date is the 8th of February 2015. Entrance is 14 R$, free on Wednesdays. Casa Daros is located on Rua General Severiano 159 in Botafogo, click here for site.
There is an exhibition of street-art in Caixa Cultural in Centro. Banksy, Jef Aerosol and Nunca are artists on exhibit. Different styles and techniques are explained. It is open Tue to Sunday 10h until 21h, the end date is the 15th of February 2015. Caixa Cultural is located on Avenida Almirante Barroso 25 in Centro.
Bom fim de semana!