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By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter OLINDA, BRAZIL – Just four miles north of the bustling streets of Recife is the sister city of Olinda, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the best-preserved colonial cities in Brazil. A spectacular...
By Levi Michaels, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With World Youth Day (WYD) in full force as of Tuesday, July 23rd, the Cidade Maravilhosa is now host to an estimated 2.5 million pilgrims looking to explore the city as...
By Levi Michaels, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the 2013 World Youth Day (WYD) arriving on July 23rd, some of Rio's fantastic religious architecture will be must-sees for many visitors. Neighborhoods like Centro and Penha offer a...
Opinion, by Michael D. Kerlin RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Government agencies, private businesses, and secular non-governmental organizations are all chipping in to the development and pacification in Rio’s favelas. These organizations have been spending huge sums of money, with...
By Candy Pilar Godoy, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As a country that includes the largest population of Catholics in the world, it is no surprise that Rio boasts an impressive number of churches. Whether you’re an architecture junkie,...
Opinion, by Jack Woodall RIO DE JANEIRO - NO, this is NOT a slam at a particular church – note that I wrote “churches”, plural. It’s just a plea for some common sense after all the hogwash that has...
By Tricia L Chaves, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - One of the most fascinating things about Rio de Janeiro is just how much culture is compacted into one space. Traveling just 136 kilometers from the city (via car or...
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