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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Despite being only a short ferry-ride away from the city center, Ilha de Paquetá (Paquetá island) is one of Rio’s best kept secrets. Residents are able to live on...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Named after an 18th century convent, Santa Teresa used to be home to some of the city’s richest families looking for a reprieve from the heat at the hilltop altitude....
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the minds of many expatriates and Cariocas alike, Lapa is the place to go for good times and late nights, with live samba and dancing until sunrise. However, it...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Earlier this week the state government of Rio announced that its ongoing ‘Operação Segurança Presente’ (Security Today) program is a continuing success, with over 12,000 arrests and counting in the...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Most people in Rio know Glória for its world-famous marina, however, a few steps away from the water and a charming neighborhood reveals itself. A collection of old-fashioned streets, a...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Over a million people are estimated to have taken to the streets in Brazil’s state capitals on Thursday evening, with fresh protests seen in over 100 cities from Manaus to...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – It was an apparently innocuous R$0.20 rise in the cost of a bus ticket in São Paulo that sparked mass protests that have since swept through at least twelve Brazilian...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – As many as 100,000 protesters took to the streets of both São Paulo and Rio last night, as well as tens of thousands in other cities in Brazil – including...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - At least 235 people have been arrested and 55 injured as violence took over the streets of central São Paulo last night, after a fresh protest against a recent hike...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Fresh protests against a rise in bus fares in Rio have led to at least 31 students being arrested on Monday evening, after demonstrators clashed with riot police. Police...
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