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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...
By Sam Cowie, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Sunday, August 26th, saw the first screening of short movie "Bonde, o filme!" in Santa Teresa’s bohemian Largo de Guimaraes quarter, directed by British filmmaker and Rio resident of 35,...
By Mary Carroll, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Scaffolding at the old Scala in Leblon, where a new car dealership is due to open, has collapsed in the early hours of the morning on Tuesday, June 5th, between Rua...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Police are investigating the death of a tourist who was killed on Sunday when she fell from an airborne paraglider above São Conrado beach, in the city’s...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Police opened up an investigation yesterday into an incident that occurred on Sunday night during a rehearsal for the Portela samba school in Madureira, Zona Norte (North...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Authorities are investigating the cause of an explosion that occurred at the armazém (warehouse) 30 in Cais do Porto region of Caju, in the city’s Zona Norte...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Officers are investigating the cause of Saturday’s bonde (streetcar) derailment in Rio’s Santa Teresa neighborhood, which left five people dead and 54 wounded after the brakes failed...

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