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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The largest exhibition of contemporary African art arrives in Rio this month with the most promising contemporary artists from the African continent. The exhibit, named 'Ex Africa', opens on...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Beginning June 30th and running through July 12th, CAIXA Cultural Rio de Janeiro in Centro will present a selection of the best modern films from Africa as part of...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Grêmio Recreativo Escola de Samba Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school will parade fifth on the second day of Grupo Especial (Special Group) samba parades. The school is scheduled to make...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – State-controlled oil firm Petrobras and mining giant Vale, two of Brazil’s largest companies, have begun to shed their assets in an attempt to improve their cash flows and continue...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – In the latest in a raft of measures to strengthen economic and diplomatic ties between Brazil and Africa, Brazil will write off or restructure US$900 million (R$1.8 billion) in African debt....
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Five of the world’s biggest emerging economies, which together make up the BRICS group – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - have met in Durban, South Africa, to...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The announcement of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation shocked the Catholic world this week, and almost immediately speculation started over who would be his successor. Given Brazil is home to...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Six of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's overseas trips in 2013 have already been announced and appear to show greater attention to Africa and the BRICS group of emerging nations. As...
By Andrew Willis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One of the appeals to traveling in Brazil is the rich diversity and heritage pervasive in the relatively young country. In Rio de Janeiro, authorities have established a...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Exports from Brazil to countries in Africa have increased five percent year-on-year, totaling US$5.53 billion in the first half of 2012. The figures mean demand from Africa now outstrips...
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