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Tuesday, March 6, 2012, Nightlife Guide

Tuesday's Rio Nightlife Pick : On a lively street sprinkled with bars, Ponto da Bossa Nova is a cozy wood-lined space with a...

Rio’s 2012 Carnival in Numbers: Daily

By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – At a press conference on Monday, the municipal Secretaries for Tourism and...

Theft at Gunpoint on Pedra da Gávea: Daily

By Laura Madden, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Thirty people were robbed at gunpoint while on a mountain hike at Pedra da Gávea...
Health Minister Alexandre Padilha is dedicated to improving Brazil's hospital care, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, News

Funds for Emergency Hospital Care: Daily

By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Minister of Health Alexandre Padilha made a routine visit to the Miguel Couto hospital in...
Santa Teresa tramway just past Largo do Guimarães junction, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil News

Santa Teresa Bonde Back in 2014: Daily

By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Santa Teresa’s iconic yellow tram – the “bonde” – will be back...

Vasco and Flu in Guanabara Final: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Vasco and Fluminense will meet in the final of the Taça Guanabara, the Campeonato...
Samba school Unidos da Tijuca wins the 2012 Carnival in Rio, Brazil News

Unidos da Tijuca Wins 2012 Carnival: Daily

By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In a competition that was as spectacularly contested as ever, Zona Norte...
Vila Isabel's showstopping performance earned them the Gold Standard award, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, News.

Carnival 2012 Sambódromo Highlights

By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At long last the eagerly anticipated Carnival parades of 2012 at Rio's Sambódromo happened with...

Brazil Cuts Budget Plan by R$55 Billion

By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian government has an announced an aggressive program of budget cuts...
COBRAPOL’s executive director, Jânio Bosco Gandra, Brazil News

Brazil Police Plan Strikes Nationally

By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The strikes by police and firefighters that have affected Bahia and Rio...
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