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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The United States has congratulated Ecuador's President-elect Guillermo Lasso on his victory in the presidential elections and said it looks forward to working with him to "expand and further strengthen" the "already vibrant relationship"...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Tuesday, October 23rd, Casa Firjan in Botafogo will be hosting a debate on the future of urban development in Rio de Janeiro, featuring a screening (in English) of the...
By Melissa Van Brunnersum, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AgeRio released survey results last month indicating that between 2013 and 2017, the state development agency provided loans worth R$56 million for thirty projects to promote innovation and economic...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The basketball school Escolinha FlaBasquete, set up by the State Department for Sports, Leisure, and Youth, in partnership with Flamengo Regatta Club, is providing over 500 children with free basketball...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Yesterday, June 7th, Rio Mayor Marcelo Crivella announced that he had signed a new bill allowing Rio's CR Flamengo football (soccer) club to transform its former headquarters at Morro da...
Editorial, by Stone Korshak RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - It has long been said that "Brazil is a country of the future... and always will be." However Rio de Janeiro has a much bigger image problem these days, and I'm...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Municipal Human Development Index (MHDI) rose nearly fifty percent in twenty years, the Brazil 2013 Human Development Atlas has shown. Using data from the 1991, 2000 and 2010 censuses, the study by the United Nations...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At the moment, people all across Brazil are protesting for better and affordable public transportation, decent education and less government corruption. According to the Federation of Industries of the State of São...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The green preserved hills of São Luiz do Paraitinga, only two hours from São Paulo and 3.5 hours from Rio de Janeiro, make a great get-away from the city to...

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