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By Nelson Belen, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Early Wednesday morning (February 27th), two commuter trains collided when one train smashed into the rear of another at the São Cristóvão station in Rio de Janeiro's North Zone."At the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Mining giant of Brazil, Vale, registered on Monday the largest plunge in share value in a single day in its history, plummeting 24.52 percent during trading hours and losing...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO 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 ReporterRIO 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 ReporterRIO 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 ReporterRIO 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 ReporterRIO 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 ReporterRIO 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 ReporterRIO 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...

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