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By Levi Michaels, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the 2013 World Youth Day (WYD) arriving on July 23rd, some of Rio's fantastic religious architecture will be must-sees for many visitors. Neighborhoods like Centro and Penha offer a...
By Levi Michaels, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The June holidays known as Festas Juninas have arrived, originally a European pagan celebration of summer solstice, today it is celebrated in the name of three Catholic solemnities: Saint Anthony (São...
By Fiona Hurrell, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Catholicism has long been the most popular religion in Brazil with an estimated 125 million followers (64 percent of the population) - The most of any country in the...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - A group representing Brazil’s doctors has, for the first time, voiced support for the decriminalization of abortion. The support comes as the senate debates reforming abortion law as part of an...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Carnival and other Pre-Lenten celebrations are observed throughout the world from New Orleans’ Mardi Gras to Ecuador's Fiesta de las Flores y las Frutas, but in Brazil the four days...
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