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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The death of convicted Australian pedophile, Christopher Gott, 63, critically injured by a motorist in Copacabana beach in January, was confirmed by authorities on Sunday (June 3rd), according to...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Six samba schools from Rio’s Grupo Especial (Special Group) performed last night, Sunday, February 26th, in the Sambódromo. Paraíso do Tuiuti, Grande Rio, Imperatriz, Vila Isabel, Salgueiro and Beija-Flor all...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to a recent study of traffic accidents throughout Rio de Janeiro, from 2008 to 2015, Rio’s business hub, Centro, has seen the biggest decrease in traffic accidents with a...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Under the anti-drinking and driving law, Lei Seca, literally Dry Law, the penalties for driving drunk or while using a cell phone are about to get much harsher for Rio...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Wednesday, October 5th, according to a Reuters Brasil source, one worker has been killed and another has lost his leg in separate accidents during disassembly of Rio 2016 Olympic...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – German canoe slalom coach Stefan Henze succumbed to head injuries received after a car accident in Rio de Janeiro and died on Monday. The International Olympic Committee ordered a...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian mining giant, Vale, announced on Monday that a twenty billion reais (US$5.7 billion) civil suit filed against Samarco, Vale and BHP for the dam accident in Mariana, Minas...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – An explosion in an oil and gas production ship rented by Petrobras killed at least five workers, injured ten and four are still missing, according to the company. Reportedly no...
By George Utley, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Casa Civil in Rio has avoided setting a new deadline for Santa Teresa's iconic tram system to reopen, after being out of action since 2011 following a fatal accident....
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - At least 232 people have died in a nightclub fire in central Rio Grande do Sul, police have said. A band’s pyrotechnics reportedly started the blaze at the Kiss nightclub in...
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