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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Often skipped by visitors in favor of the beach-side neighborhoods of Copacabana and Ipanema or the nightlife hotspots of Lapa and Botafogo, Rio’s city center is the oldest and most...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Parishioners at Nossa Senhora da Paz (Our Lady of Peace) Church in Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, were startled by an armed gunman who fled into the Catholic Church on...
By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Founded in 1585, João Pessoa in Paraíba state, is the third oldest city in Brazil and a top destination for a beach vacation located between Natal and Recife in the...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For those who are not attending mega music festival Rock in Rio this weekend, the Petrobras Symphony Orchestra is offering an alternative music show. The classical music outfit will play...
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 Anna Kaiser and Levi Michaels, Contributing Reporters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The long Easter (or Páscoa in Portuguese) weekend, known as “Semana Santa” is a unique time in Rio and all of Brazil whether one is seeking a...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The announcement of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation shocked the Catholic world this week, and almost immediately speculation started over who would be his successor. Given Brazil is home to...

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