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A little bit ABOUT US

Rio Times Online

The Rio Times is a Swiss-owned independent English-language publication dedicated to anyone interested in Brazil and Latin America.

It was launched in June 2009 as a print and digital publication aiming to offer clear and concise coverage of news and current affairs in Brazil and Latin America in English.

We do so by curating existing news sources, primarily Portuguese and Spanish-language media outlets that publish content online.

We strive for accuracy, balance, and fairness in our coverage, but we are only as good as our sources, most of which are Latin America's leading newspapers and magazines.

In the course of digitalization, we have discontinued the newspaper's print version and now only publish online.

Since 2020, we have increasingly offered reports from all over Latin America because, in today's global context, a country can no longer be considered only on its own.

In August 2021, apart from the traditional coverage of Brazil and Latin America, we started to offer "curated alternative narratives" to our readers.

The goal of introducing this category was primarily to give a platform to censored narratives on Covid-19, which soon expanded to other content such as the Ukraine crisis and more.

The posts in this category are now regularly among our most read. The Rio Times has built a substantial readership in recent years, with active readers increasing tenfold between 2019 and 2022.

Unlike before 2019, our readers are no longer English-speaking expats in Brazil but primarily people and organizations outside Brazil interested in Brazil and Latin America and, more recently, alternative narratives on various topics.

Over 60% of our readers reside in the US, followed by Canada, the UK, Germany, France, and India.

Reporters and Editors:
Matthias Camenzind – Publisher and Editor
Rocco Caldero – Production, special reports
Iolanda Fonseca – Production and Special Reports
Riet Tramèr – Proofreading
Lise Alves – Politics and Business, Senior Reporter/Editor
Richard Mann – Business, Arts and Culture, Reporter/Editor
Lachlan Williams – Business, Arts and Culture, Reporter/Editor
Peter Rosenwald – Opinions
Milan Sime Martinic – Brasilia, special reports
Arkady Petrov – Business, Politics, Arts and Culture, Special Reports, Reporter/Editor
Juan Martinez – Mercosur and Latin America, Reporter/Editor
Over 10 Contributing Reporters – Business, Politics, Arts and Culture, Special Reports, Reporter/Editor