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By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The +Unidos Group (or “Mais Unidos” meaning “more united”) is already known for its international development work with disadvantaged Brazilians, but the group will now be helping preserve biodiversity in...
By Patricia Maresch, Senior Contributing Reporter and Brennan Stark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This September marks the one-year anniversary of the creation of +Oportunidades, a professional training program being offered by USAID, a United States government agency...
By Candy Pilar Godoy, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A new project named +Oportunidades (More Opportunities) is aimed at promoting education and capacity building for at-risk youth in Brazil. It was put into action in September, 2010,...
By Doug Gray, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – Last week’s flooding wreaked havoc in Rio with the heaviest rains in fifty years bringing the city to a standstill on Tuesday and Wednesday. With the death toll now estimated...
By Mira Olson, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Through their partnership with the US diplomatic mission USAID (United States Agency for International Development), American companies in Brazil are leading a fund-raising initiative to rebuild and revive the devastated town...
By Ananda Alves, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – Mamirauá, which is an indigenous word for “baby manatee”, is a 1,124,000 hectare Sustainable Development Reserve, located in the Amazonas state, the largest reserve of its kind protecting flooded forest (“varzea”)...
By Karen Shishiptorova, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – As reported, US Ambassador Clifford M. Sobel is scheduled to be replaced by Thomas A. Shanon this summer. Appointed by George Bush in retribution for his fundraising efforts in New Jersey...
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