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Editorial, by Stone Korshak RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - When I first traveled to Rio de Janeiro in 2002, it was my next ‘adventure travel’ trip after Cuba - which was basically illegal to go to as a U.S. citizen...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With thousands of partygoers on the streets during the five days of Carnival, some of the main concerns for city of officials in Rio de Janeiro have been dirty...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Not nearly as famous as the Carnival parades in Rio de Janeiro, or the blocos (street parties) in Salvador or Recife, in the Northeastern part of the country, the number...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As Carnival reaches its last official date (February 9th) of the 2016 season, Rio de Janeiro will have one more day of blocos (street parties) spread out across the city....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With the wailing economy and the devaluation of the Brazilian real in relation to the U.S. dollar, Rio de Janeiro samba schools had to scramble and use their creativity...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Going against health officials recommendations a group of pregnant women came out to participate in this year’s Carnival street parades in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The women were participants...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For Carnival 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, authorities announced they will have more than 400 agents of the Operaçao Segurança Presente (Operation Security Today) on patrol during the official dates....
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Despite economic turmoil and concerns rising over the Zika virus, officials estimate that approximately one million tourists will visit the city of Rio de Janeiro during the 2016 Carnival....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – While hundreds of thousands of Carnival-goers flock to streets of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, many smaller cities have cancelled or drastically reduced the traditional festivities due to the...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Samba school Estação Primeira de Mangueira, best known simply as Mangueira, will be the last school to enter Rio's famed Sambódromo on February 8th to parade in the Grupo...
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