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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Eight men accused of being part of a terrorist organization and threatening the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro were convicted on Thursday in Curitiba, Brazil on the charges...
Letter to the Editor, by Joy Winston, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The games have been a great success, more than was dreamed of. The beautiful opening ceremony, the amazing people, the color and fun and the party atmosphere. I...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Striving to win its fourth consecutive Olympics, the USA women’s football (soccer) team faced a disappointing 2-2 tie with Colombia on Tuesday, with star goalkeeper Hope Solo failing to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The current political turmoil faced by Brazil has spilled into the Olympics, with reported cases of spectators being physically removed from stadiums for protesting against the country’s interim government....
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games was held last night, Friday August 5th at the Maracanã Stadium, with almost 12,000 athletes from 207 national delegations attending. ...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Justice Minister of Brazil, Alexandre de Moraes vehemently denied rumors of the existence of another terrorist group planning attacks during Rio’s 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. "There is no...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – In a surprise move, suspended President Dilma Rousseff announced Tuesday through a social media account that she would not attend Wednesday’s Senate committee hearing examining arguments for her impeachment. Rousseff...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The first athletics Olympic test event took place this Sunday, February 28th. Under the blazing Brazilian sun athletes sweated it out in the 2016 Brazil Race Walk Cup at the...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Moody’s, a credit rating agency, last week (February 16th) said that property prices in Brazil had fallen by 5 to 20 percent in 2015 and that, according to projections,...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre is being put through its paces this week as it hosts the FINA Diving World Cup. At the venue, which is part of the...
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