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By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After the famous parades of Rio’s best samba schools, the Carnival in the streets with several hundred different parties known as blocos is the next big attraction of the crazy...
By Matthew Elliott, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Acclaimed Brazilian NGO, Grupo Cultural AfroReggae, has been the target of violent attacks recently, allegedly from drug trafficking gangs, prompting an outcry of public support. The organization has played an...
By Patricia Maresch, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Just six months ago the running trail was the stage of sweeping violence that gripped Rio in November last year. Now, the same dirt road drug traffickers used...
By Patricia Maresch, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – U.S. President Barack Obama visited Rio on Sunday, March 20th as planned, part of a two-day visit to Brazil during a five-day South American trip. His time in Rio...
By Sibel Tinar, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As the chaos and the surge of violence in Rio approaches the one week mark, the death toll has risen to at least 46, and over one hundred...
By Patricia Maresch, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At Vinicius' home in favela Parada de Lucas you might never hear Concerto Violin No.5 from Mozart coming out of the home stereo system. But eight-year-old Vinicius does have a...
By Sibel Tinar, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – Shootings related to the favelas of Rio de Janeiro are not unheard of, but the tragic incident that claimed the life of AfroReggae coordinator Evandro João da Silva last year had...
By Lindsay Spratt, Sub Editor RIO DE JANEIRO - Evandro João da Silva, coordinator of Afroreggae, one of Rio de Janeiro's largest non-profit organizations, was shot to death after being mugged on Sunday morning, October 18.  Evandro was on his way to...
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