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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Three men, armed with a pistol and two knives, robbed approximately forty tourists hiking the trail that connects Parque Lage and the Corcovado mountain in Zona Sul (South Zone)...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – While ‘winter’ in Rio can see locals throwing on boots and overcoats as soon as temperatures dip below twenty degrees, for the rest of us it can mean a welcome...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A report by the World Economic Forum (WEF) shows that in a list of 136 countries, Brazil appears first in potential natural resources, but loses competitiveness in almost all the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Tourists visiting Rio’s Christ the Redeemer or Sugarloaf Mountain will have to pass through metal detectors starting this week. The measures seek to guarantee the security of visitors to...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Visitors to Corcovado to see Christ the Redeemer will now benefit from an improved ticket station in Copacabana. The renovated ticket booth is in the same location as the...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The famous Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue lit up with illustrations and designs by French-Italian artist Gaspare di Caro on December 23rd and December 24th to help the...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio de Janeiro is a dream destination for every tourist with attractions from sandy beaches to lush mountains and postcard perfect views from Christ the Redeemer to Sugarloaf Mountain....
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The famous Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue on top of Corcovado mountain, which overlooks the entire city of Rio de Janeiro, has been voted the top touristic attraction...
By Nicole Eberhard, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - While your Carnival week in Rio will (and should) inevitably revolve around samba beats and endless parties, in a whirl of parades, blocos, balls and costumes, don’t miss the opportunity...

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