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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With official festivities over, the city of Rio de Janeiro starts to consolidate the data for the 2018 Carnival season. With an estimated six million people, 1.5 million of...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The waste removal workers of Rio de Janeiro's Comlurb (the Municipal Cleaning Company) have gone on strike since yesterday night, March 12th and trash has already accumulated in the city's...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Festival do Rio, the Rio International Film Festival, returns on Wednesday, September 24th for its 16th edition. It will run through Monday, October 8th and feature approximately...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After over four hours of negotiations held at the Tribunal Regional do Trabalho (Regional Labor Court) on the afternoon of Saturday, March 8th, the street sweepers from Comlurb...
By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — The President of Comlurb, Vinicius Roriz, said in an interview with O Globo Thursday afternoon that the company is referring back to its "crisis manual" to accelerate the emergency garbage...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – While Carnival celebrations continue throughout the city, trash generated by the multitude of partygoers is piling up in areas of Rio due to a street sweeper strike. Problems began...
By Milli Legrain, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Award-winning British director Stephen Daldry has been in Rio shooting his latest feature-length starring Martin Sheen and Rooney Mara, as well as Brazil's Wagner Moura. "Trash", a thriller based on...
By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio’s “Lixo Zero” (Zero Trash) program went into full swing last Tuesday, after being postponed in July. The anti-littering campaign, which has already reprimanded 171 people as of yesterday afternoon,...
Opinion, by Alfonso Stefanini RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio de Janeiro State is trying to get a facelift by introducing a new law that penalizes people for throwing away litter on its streets. This seems like a fair law....
Editorial RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The beaches are a mess. I'm no tree-hugger, but I did grow up in the green mountain state (Vermont), and after living in NYC for fifteen years or so, I believe there is...
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