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By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — The community of Villa Kennedy in Rio’s Zona Oeste (West Zone) received the city's 38th UPP (Police Pacification Unit) yesterday morning. The chief of operations of the military police of...
By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — The city of Rio officials confirmed Friday evening that all fifteen blocos scheduled for this weekend will go on despite the street sweeper strike which caused a crisis in garbage...
By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — The Cidade Maravilhosa is in high energy today with the bulk of the authorized blocos happening today. The highlight event is the Cordão da Bola Preta, which will take place...
By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — All are welcome to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the historic Marquês de Sapucaí or Sambódromo, Rio de Janeiro's temple of samba, tomorrow, Sunday, February 24th at 7PM. Admission is...
By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — The first indictment hearing of twenty-four policemen and Pacifying Police Unit (UPP) commander Edson Santos implicated in the disappearance of Amarildo de Souza, a bricklayer from Rocinha who vanished last...
By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Last year Vila Isabel basked in the glory of becoming the Carnival 2013 champions. This year, the once underdogs are now facing a list of challenges all due to lack...
By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing ReportRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — About one thousand protesters gathered on the main streets of Rio de Janeiro's downtown neighborhood yesterday to demonstrate against last week's R$0.25 increase in the city's bus fares. Demonstrators gathered...
By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Police have confirmed that the object that injured a journalist during a Thursday evening protest over an increase in city bus fares was not thrown by police forces. Cameraman Santiago...
By Leo Byrne, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The popularity of Rio’s New Year’s Eve celebrations continued to grow this year with an estimated 2.3 million people gathering on the Copacabana beach to ring in the ‘Ano Novo’....
By Esmee Verbeek, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Since Wednesday, over 400 police officers moved into favelas in the center of Niterói and Maricá to find the drug traffickers, who, according to the residents, arrived after being recently...
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