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The Tom Jobim/Galeão International Airport in Rio power outage, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil News

Brazil Power Cuts Amid Heat Wave: Daily

By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A string of power cuts has been reported in a number of states around...
Rio recorded the highest temperature in almost 100 years this Wednesday, image recreation.

Yesterday Hottest Since 1915 in Rio: Daily

By Nicole Froio, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Yesterday was hottest day since 1915 according to Climatempo Institute, with a thermal sensation of...
UK Prime Minister David Cameron and Prince Harry both made headlines when visiting Rio this year

Rio’s 10 Most Interesting Gringos of 2012

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – It is that time again for our traditional round-up list of the most interesting foreigners...

Brazil 2012: Reviewing the Year in Politics

By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – From municipal elections to the mensalão, from dams to deforestation, for the slowing economy and the...
Petrobras President Maria de Graças Foster, photo by José Cruz/ABr.

Petrobras Announces Six New Platforms

By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Petrobras will put six new oil platforms into operation in 2013, Brazil’s semi-public oil...
reveillon fireworks

New Year’s 2013 on Copacabana Beach

By Leo Byrne, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the New Year fast approaching, Copacabana is engaged in final preparations for the upcoming...
Murilo Ferreira, Vale CEO, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil News

Brazil’s Vale Mining Announces Setbacks

By Andrew Willis, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian miner Vale suffered a series of financial setback’s last week that will significantly...

First Two World Cup Stadiums Opened

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The last two weeks have offered some positive news for Brazil's 2014 World Cup...
Deodoro is one of four main sites for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil News

First Olympic Delays for Rio 2016

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Planning for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games has progressed smoothly until recently, when the...
The Copacabana fireworks from Forte de Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil News

More Options in Rio for New Year’s Eve

By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – New Year's Eve, or Réveillon as it is known, is easily Rio’s second most...
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