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By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Celebrating the successful completion of the 2016 Rio Olympic games and the commencement of the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, the installation of Japanese artist Mariko Mori's sculpture "Ring:...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For many Brazilians Carnival is a time to flee the city, making the most of the public holidays and steering clear of the festivities that happen on the streets....
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For many living in the state of Rio de Janeiro this week represents a long break as Tuesday, April 21st is a national holiday (Tiradentes) and on Thursday, April 23rd...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Luis Fernando de Souza, known as Pezão (Big Foot), was sworn in as Rio de Janeiro’s state governor on Thursday, January 1st together with his running-mate and now vice-governor Francisco...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Firefighters and officials announced on Monday, October 20th, the suppression of the last of the forest fires that had raged in Parque Nacional da Serra dos Órgãos (Órgãos Mountains...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Due to a rise in tension and number of disputes during election time in Brazil, Military Police are reinforcing security as part of special operations in sixteen states, including...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A spokesperson for Rio de Janeiro Governor Sérgio Cabral said over the weekend that Police Pacification Unit (UPP) projects are not in jeopardy following last week's announcement that millionaire...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last week, Supreme Court (STF) Justice Cármen Lúcia Antunes Rocha suspended the new royalties distribution law that imposes a more equitable division of oil-generated revenue between Brazil’s 26 states...
By Lucy Jordan, Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - The newest addition to Rio de Janeiro state’s Superporto do Açu will be where Norwegian company Subsea 7 plans to begin manufacturing oil and gas pipelines in 2014. The R$21 million-per-year lease...
By Sarah Coursey, Editor RIO DE JANEIRO - With an economy that grew 600 percent in the last ten years – a boom greater than China's – Macaé is a city bubbling in new business, most of it lubricated by the...
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