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Brazil Contests IMF Forecast

By Marcela Canavarro, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecast for the world economy in 2009 predicts a decline in...

A Day in Centro, Walking Tour

By Hakan Almerfors, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Centro is the oldest neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, dominated by commerce and offices, though not...

Turnowski as New Head of Civil Police

By Philip Sever, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Allan Turnowski was appointed as the new head of the Civil Police last Wednesday (April 22nd)....

Flamengo, Botafogo 2-2 in Campeonato Carioca’s Final

By Jayme Monsanto, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - After the Taça Rio conquest on April 19th, Flamengo proceeded to Campeonato Carioca's final stage, as...

Paraty, From Gold to Tourism

By Hakan Almerfors, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - First discovered in the 16th century, the colonial history of Paraty (also written Parati) really starts...

Operation Dry Law on Rio’s Roads

By Philip Sever, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Operation Dry Law (Operacao Lei Seca) was introduced in Rio de Janeiro one month ago (March...

Sandra Pires, Olympic Champion, Retires

By Luiza Moscoso, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian Olympic gold medalist, world champion, and Carioca player Sandra Pires said goodbye to her career...

Brazilian Films at Tribeca Festival

By Luiza Moscoso, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Three families struggling against starvation, two ballet dancers from a Carioca favela determined to succeed, the...

French Artists Play with Reality

By Maíra Amorim, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - 2009 is the year of France in Brazil. The official opening happened last week, with a...

Casuarina Performs Live for First DVD

By Maíra Amorim, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Casuarina is a samba group that started out in Lapa during the revitalization of the area...
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