Monthly Archives: June 2009

Terra Legal Threatens Amazon

By Sarah Coursey, Editor RIO DE JANEIRO - Reports on the amount of deforestation in the Amazon read like European geography lessons. From an...

Amazon Fund Fuels Brazil-Norway Ties

By Juliana Tafur, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – The Norwegian Brazilian Chamber of Commerce held a presentation last Wednesday on the US$110 million that...

Illegal Expats Offered Visa Amnesty

By Doug Gray, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Friday June 26th saw President Lula finally rubber stamp the planned 2009 visa amnesty designed to...

Festas Juninas Light up Rio

By Maíra Amorim, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - In Brazil's winter months of June and July, folkloric events take place throughout the country. A...

Port Revitalization Project Launched

By Jaylan Boyle, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - The project to revitalize the port area of Rio was officially launched last Tuesday by President...

Free Broadband Project Expanded

By Jaylan Boyle, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - State Governor Sergio Cabral has announced the extension of the government-sponsored free internet project into traditionally...

Life’s A Beach in El Salvador

By Aaron Smith, Contributing Reporter EL SALVADOR - It’s amazing how busy one can be doing absolutely nothing. That’s exactly what we discovered on a...

Flamengo Wins National Basketball Title

By Jayme Monsanto, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - The 2008/2009 season was a period speckled with bad luck and worse timing for the Flamengo...

Van Driver’s Protest Turns Ugly

By Doug Gray, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – Tuesday June 23rd saw angry protests in Laranjeiras in front of the Palacio Guanabara, residence of...

Quiosque-athon 2009 – Rio’s Kiosk Crawl

By Sarah Coursey, Editor RIO DE JANEIRO - This Fourth of July in Rio the Norwegian flag will be proudly paraded from kiosk to kiosk...
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