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By Georgia Grimond, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Tuesday, July 7th the State Department of Transportation began ten days of testing of Rio’s revived bonde (tramline) that has been a historic and iconic feature of the hilltop...
By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The famous Carioca beach style has met high fashion again on the runways this week (April 15-19th) at the Cidade Maravilhosa’s fashion showcase known as Fashion Rio. The event, located...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Futevôlei (Footvolley), a truly Brazilian sport, combining the country’s favorite sports of football (soccer) and beach volleyball into one, is gaining in worldwide popularity. This weekend, March 9th - 10th,...
By Mary Carroll, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Three years ago Rio had its first Gringos Cup in Copacabana, with football (soccer) teams were made up of players from all over the world. This year, Igor Barbosa has...
By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As the Campeonato Carioca, the Rio State championship, approaches conclusion, clubs across the country already have one eye on the Campeonato Brasileirão, which kicks off the weekend of May...
By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - There is no denying that Brazil is a country where celebration and religious customs form part of the fabric of daily life. The fact that Brazil has more public holidays...
By Sarah Coursey, Editor RIO DE JANEIRO - Twice a month across Rio you can find an attractive and possibly sweaty crew of athletes at the pub, downing a pint or three in their sneakers and running shorts. Stay long...

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