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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The use of social media has emerged as a vital tool in Rio de Janeiro’s security efforts against crime as well as a public relations tool for the military police...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Sunday, March 9th, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff condemned, via Twitter, recent acts of racism against a Brazilian soccer (football) player and referee. The incidents happened in the south...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Dilma Rousseff announced a new e-mail protection system developed by federal data processing service, Serpro (Serviço Federal de Processamento de Dados) will be implemented to secure messages...
By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Celebrities from across the country and abroad have shown their support to the wave of protests in Brazil either in person or online. The protests started in response to increases...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – When traveling or living abroad, access to continuously updated safety, security and general information can help travelers and residents stay informed. For U.S. citizens in Brazil, the U.S. Government...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - Twitter is set to open a Brazil office in an attempt to monetize its base of forty million users in the country. According to Semiocast, a French social media research...
By Laura Madden, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Rio Content Market, the largest event for TV, web and mobile production in Latin America will bring together 1,500 players from the entertainment business in Rio to discuss the...
Opinion, by Samantha Barthelemy RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Since 2007 the federal government planned 392 projects on urban and social infrastructure for municipalities of Rio de Janeiro state within the PAC, or Programa de Aceleração do Crescimento (Program for...
By Jaylan Boyle, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Further evidence of the importance of Brazil's rapidly expanding online community arrived last week with the announcement that Twitter, the world's most popular 'microblogging' platform, is to unveil a version...
By Ananda Alves, Newsroom Intern. RIO DE JANEIRO – Faith No More Keyboarder, Roddy Bottum, confirms via Twitter that the band will be playing in Rio de Janeiro, November 5, at Citibank Hall. It's not their first visit to Brazil,...
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