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By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After weeks of celebrations and the samba school finale in Sambódromo, the big post-Carnival clean-up is underway in Rio. City officials say some 770 tons of garbage have been...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - Despite the city of Rio being recently named by The New York Times as a top destination for 2013, Brazil's slowing economy and high ranking as an expensive place to live...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – From municipal elections to the mensalão, from dams to deforestation, for the slowing economy and the booming middle class, 2012 was big for Brazil. The year began with devastating building...
By Mary Carroll, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Survey results published on July 5th shows that retail sales in Rio de Janeiro increased by six percent during the Rio+20 Conference. The research was conducted by the Centre...
By Antoni Galbany, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – "This was garbage, only garbage," is the way Vitor Alvez, founder of Sitiê, describes what used to be a garbage dump a few years ago, where Vidigal residents tossed old...
Opinion, by Alfonso Stefanini RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - UN began its PaperSmart (Integrated Sustainable Papersmart Services), paperless program at Rio+20, where paper was replaced with digital media. One thing is for sure, information was hard to get at the...
Editorial RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – June was an exciting month in Rio, the UN Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development was a major event that the city seemed to pull off in reasonably good order. Granted most of the...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - UN press sources announced that Rio+20 concluded with more than US$500 billion mobilized with over 700 "commitments" made. World leaders finalized the outcome document agreement on Friday, which is...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The UN's Rio+20 Earth Summit has ended with broad agreements and a general “renewing of commitment” to sustainable development, greener economies and the eradication of poverty, after delegates from nearly 200...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As Rio+20, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, enters the final 24 hours of its three-day High-Level Summit the world eagerly awaits news of the agreements reached or torn...
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