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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Drinking coffee does not prevent you from getting Covid-19 and, no, being contaminated with Covid-19 will not make men infertile. Amid a flood of disinformation about the new coronavirus, community organizations in the Complexo...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As the revelry and excitement of Carnival 2019 comes to a close, a new sobering report from the online digital platform, Fogo Cruzado, was released on Wednesday (March 6th) showing...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In one of the largest military operations since Brazil's armed forces took over security of Rio de Janeiro six months ago, on Monday, August 20th, over 4,000 armed soldiers and...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the international spotlight on the Carnival celebrations this weekend (February 24th to 28th), and the tourism season in full swing, there may be a lack of attention to the...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Saturday 17th December, one of Rio’s largest favela communities, Complexo do Alemão, saw the opening of a new co-working space for entrepreneurs. The inauguration of the space, named...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Students from the Adeus and Baiana area of Complexo do Alemão favela community, through the UPP (Pacifying Police Unit) had an opportunity to meet the blockbuster actor and ex-governor of...
By Ruth Faulkner, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio de Janeiro is a prime destination for volunteering while traveling, and long-term residents of Rio also look to give back to the city they love. However, knowing how to...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio de Janeiro Governor Luiz Fernando Pezão has announced that the final bases for the city's new Pacifying Police Units (UPPs) will be constructed under an urgency regime, not needing...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Residents of Complexo do Alemão made a protest calling for peace and justice in the community after ten year-old Eduardo de Jesus was hit by a stray bullet last Thursday...

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