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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The basketball school Escolinha FlaBasquete, set up by the State Department for Sports, Leisure, and Youth, in partnership with Flamengo Regatta Club, is providing over 500 children with free basketball...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Yesterday, June 7th, Rio Mayor Marcelo Crivella announced that he had signed a new bill allowing Rio's CR Flamengo football (soccer) club to transform its former headquarters at Morro da...
Editorial, by Stone Korshak RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - It has long been said that "Brazil is a country of the future... and always will be." However Rio de Janeiro has a much bigger image problem these days, and I'm...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Municipal Human Development Index (MHDI) rose nearly fifty percent in twenty years, the Brazil 2013 Human Development Atlas has shown. Using data from the 1991, 2000 and 2010 censuses, the study by the United Nations...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At the moment, people all across Brazil are protesting for better and affordable public transportation, decent education and less government corruption. According to the Federation of Industries of the State of São...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The green preserved hills of São Luiz do Paraitinga, only two hours from São Paulo and 3.5 hours from Rio de Janeiro, make a great get-away from the city to...
By Nicole Froio, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian business magnate Eike Batista has received federal permission to build a shopping complex and a convention venue in Marina da Glória. It is part of Parque do Flamengo, a...
By Andrew Willis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s minister of planning, Miriam Belchior, said Monday, November 19th, that spending levels under the country’s massive Growth Acceleration Program (PAC) have set new records for investments. The minister conceded,...
By Andrew Willis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The island of Ilha Grande (Big Island) is a rustic gem off the Costa Verde (Green Coast), roughly three hours drive south of Rio de Janeiro city, and is a...
By Andrew Willis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Military police in Rio are gradually replacing their rifles with non-lethal weapons such as electro-shock taser guns, according to an announcement by the government of Rio de Janeiro State...
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