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 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.