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By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Despite Brazil's progressive constitution concerns with human rights and social inequalities based on race are still a problem in the country. According to Carioca lawmaker Benedita da Silva and Bahian...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This weekend Cariocas and other locals will gather on Rio's streets to pay tribute to Saint George (São Jorge, in Portuguese), one of the city's favorite saints in the lead-up...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Casa do Jongo, an award-winning Afro-Brazilian cultural center located in the neighborhood of Madureira, in the Zona Norte (North Zone) of Rio de Janeiro, has reopened after briefly closing for...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In approximately a month's time, Rio will host Carnival, the most famous and most anticipated event of the year for Cariocas, expatriates and visitors. Opening the 2018 Carnival parades will...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This Sunday, October 8th, the Feira das Yabás returns to the Paulo da Portela Square, in Oswaldo Cruz, Zona Norte. One of the most authentic Afro Brazilian culture's celebrations, the...
By Rob Sawers, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Reminiscent of Rio’s world famous Carnival with wild street parties, elaborate costumes, and loud parades playing Afro-Brazilian music, is São Luís’ Bumba-meu-boi festival. Celebrating the month of São João (Saint...
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