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Tim Flear: GB Consul General to Rio

By Doug Gray, Senior Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Tim Flear has been the British Consul General to Rio De Janeiro since 2006. In that...

New Year’s Eve Across Brazil

By Davi Baldussi, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - When the clock strikes midnight on the last day of 2009 most of the cities around...

Christmas Sales Up 11% Over 2008

By Carlos Graffigna, Contributing Reporter As the world economy continues a slow recovery from the dismal 2008, Christmas sales at shopping centers in Brazil had...

21st Century Funk

By Doug Gray, Senior Reporter A Short History Of Baile Funk Part 3, Funk Enters The 21st Century RIO DE JANEIRO - By the turn of...

Ipanema’s New Luxury Residence

By Carlos Graffigna, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - To the prized ocean-front real estate along Ipanema beach comes a new addition, and in the...

Jiu-Jitsu Coach Killed in Rio

By Jayme Monsanto, Senior Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - A well-known Brazilian martial arts teacher was killed and his American friend shot down on Christmas...

Unidos de Vila Isabel

By Bruno De Nicola, Senior Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Preparation activities have come to a partial stop for season's holidays, however Carnival continues to...

Colonia by Night

By Joshua Rapp Learn, Contributing Reporter URUGUAY - From the first step off the ferry at nighttime, Colonia del Sacremento settles upon your senses with...

Réveillon, New Year’s Eve in Rio

By Maíra Amorim, Senior Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – There are just days left before 2010 begins and you can feel the New Year’s Eve...

Rio’s 10 Most Interesting Gringos of 2009

By Daniel Tosca, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - 2009 has been a historical year for the Marvelous City, from the exploration of oil in...
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