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By Emile Phaneuf, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Iberdrola, Spain’s largest energy company and worldwide leader in wind production, has announced that it will acquire 99.68 percent of Elektro, a private utility company in Brazil, from Ashmore Energy...
By Alison McGowan, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Affordable travel are words on everyone's lips at the moment and while getting to parts of Brazil can be costly, particularly for visitors outside of South America, there are ways...
Editorial RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last week we were so focused on getting the first Print edition out that we neglected to provide more coverage about the tragedy in Região Serrana, the mountainous region of the State of Rio...
Opinion, by Samantha Barthelemy RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A colleague recently asked if I could explain what I mean by saying that we, as a society, are all responsible for Rio de Janeiro’s “problems.” Here’s a try. The heavy rainfalls...
By Sibel Tinar, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As the death toll from the flooding and mudslides following last week's heavy tropical rains climbs over 670 in Região Serrana, the mountainous region of the State of Rio...
By Katya Gubarev, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The rental market in the favela community of Rocinha is about to expand after the 144-unit apartment complex built by the government’s PAC, Programa de Aceleração do Crescimento (Program...
By Vânia Maciel, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Officially known as Estação Primeira de Mangueira (First Station of Mangueira), it is one the most loved samba schools in Brazil, and while thinking of of it, poetry comes to...
By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Campeonato Carioca kicks off today (Wednesday) as Rio’s big four clubs compete for the calendar’s first trophy, as well as begin preparations for 2011’s Brasileiro title challenge. Botafogo defeated...
By Sibel Tinar, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Carnival in Rio is one of the biggest and the best celebrations on Earth. While the samba schools and their glamorous parade at Sambódromo may be what initially...

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