Monthly Archives: May 2011

Carioca Clubs Almost Make Perfect Round

By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Sports Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - It was a good weekend for Rio's Carioca football (soccer) clubs in the national...
Maracanã Stadium flanked by favela, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Olympics, World Cup, News

Olympics Security and Long Term Favela Help

By Sam Green, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – According to the state Secretary for Sport and Leisure, Márcia Lins, who spoke to The...
The first 100 percent Brazilian oil platform, the P-51, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Oil, News

Petrobras Plans Fifty New Floating Cities

By Helen Trouten Torres, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Petrobras, the world leader in sub-salt oil extraction which is 54 percent directly owned...
The film Der Uranberg (The Mountain of Uranium), Germany, 2010, Directed by Dror Zahavi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, News

Uranium Film Festival of Rio de Janeiro

By Candy Pilar Godoy, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian government recently renewed plans for a nuclear power plant, set to be constructed...
The dazzling cabaret costumes resemble those worn at Carnival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, News

Come to the Cabaret in Rio

By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Those who may have missed Carnival this year need not feel despondent. Plataforma restaurant in...
Filming in Manaus, photo by Ernst Daniel Nijboer

Brazilian-Dutch Project Wins Trade Award

By Patricia Maresch, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Dutch dredging company Van Oord has won a trade award for completing a...

The Indie Rock in Rio de Janeiro

By Tony Maiella, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With all the marketing buzz from the upcoming Rock in Rio festival, it is natural...

Morro de Sao Paulo: Bahia’s Ilha Grande

By Sam Green, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Sitting on the soft white sand, shaded by gently swaying palm trees, the warm sea...
Killed environmentalist Adelino Ramo, known as Dinho, photo: Divulgação

Killing of Amazon Activists Sparks Protection

By Patricia Maresch, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Amazonian environmentalists who receive death threats will be protected by the government, and if necessary,...

Vasco 180 Minutes From Copa do Brasil Glory

By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Sports Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Vasco are just two matches away from a place in the Copa Libertadores and...
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