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Gringo, What’s in a Word?

By Juliana Tafur, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - “A-tok-a” is the term used to refer to foreigner in Taiwanese. Curiously, the word’s approximate translation...

Outrage Over Afroreggae Evandro João da Silva’s Killing

By Lindsay Spratt, Sub Editor RIO DE JANEIRO - Evandro João da Silva, coordinator of Afroreggae, one of Rio de Janeiro's largest non-profit organizations, was...

Lula’s PMDB Party Backs Dilma

By Jaylan Boyle, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - President Lula's chosen successor Dilma Rousseff has received a significant boost to her campaign to succeed the...

Brazilian Drivers Reject Biofuel

By Bruno De Nicola, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - The price of biofuel has risen by more than twelve percent over the past two...

Record Production for Petrobras

By Jaylan Boyle, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian government-managed oil giant Petrobras reported in a recent press release record production levels for the...

Gay Pride Parade Turns 14

By Bruno De Nicola, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - The 14th annual Gay Pride Parade is set to take over Copacabana beach on November...

Halloween with a Rio Twist

By Sarah Coursey, Editor RIO DE JANEIRO - For a city famous worldwide for its costumed Carnival, Halloween may seem like a dud in comparison....

Mariah and Grace Jones Rock Rio

By Doug Gray, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - When the likes of Donatella Versace, Marc Jacobs, the artist formerly known as Puff Daddy (now...

Machida Retains Belt in UFC 104

By Jayme Monsanto, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Current light-heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida retained his aura of invincibility at the Ultimate Fighting Championship this...

Flamengo Win Deepens Botafogo Woes

By Doug Gray, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – After leaders Palmeiras’ surprise 2 x 0 defeat to struggling Santo André midweek, the door was...
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