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By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Aquece Rio tennis test event, which happened this past weekend, was the twentieth Olympic warm-up competition to take place but only the first to be staged at the Rio...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For the last six years, following a property boom, Rio has been home to the most expensive and perhaps the most over-priced real estate in Brazil. Now with the...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One of the pleasures of the practice of yoga is that it can be done almost anywhere. All that’s needed is some quiet, a mat, and a relatively flat...
Opinion, by Alfonso Stefanini RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – I've heard that man's best friend in not the dog, but reinforced concrete. The material allows for the building structures that define modern urban living, from skyscrapers to hydroelectric dams. This...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The lineup for Rock in Rio 2013 begins to take shape as organizers confirm that Beyoncé, Muse, John Mayer, Nickelback, Alice in Chains, Sepultura, and Avenged Sevenfold will join...
By Ségolène Poirier, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Barra da Tijuca is well-known for having one of the longest stretches of beach in Brazil (20 km) as well as generally less expensive and more spacious living than in...
By Esmee Verbeek and Ségolène Poirier, Contributing Reporters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For both short-term visitors and those living in Rio, a nice day trip escape from the crowded beaches of Zona Sul (South Zone) is the sweeping coastline...
By Esmee Verbeek, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes is proposing to the City Council to make June 20, 21 and 22nd – when Rio+20 will take place – into public holidays to reduce road...
By Nathan M. Walters, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Bob Dylan and His Band kick off their South American tour in Rio on April 15th at Citibank Hall and the show is one not to be missed, even considering...

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