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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At 26 years old, Murilo Duarte, known on social networks as Favelado Investidor (Slumdog Investor), has conquered his first 1 million reais. The young man has a YouTube channel and teaches about financial education...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Federal highway police officers protecting a convoy transporting uranium to one of Brazil's nuclear plants in Angra dos Reis engaged in a gunfight with armed hostiles who shot at the...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Andrew Schwenk and his son Max are the latest volunteers to help new Rio-based NGO Samba 360 continue in their mission to supply sports equipment to Rio’s underprivileged youngsters. Andrew Scwhenk...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Friday, March 8th, students of Rio-based NGO EduMais were visited by a team of business leaders from Cambridge University’s Judge Business School MBA program as part of a...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Carnival has been a very special one for Yorkshire-based jazz group ‘New York Brass Band.’ For the first time in the band’s history they have flown over at the...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Canadian musician and assistant director to the ‘Escola de Música da Rocinha’ (Rocinha Music School) chamber orchestra, Vanessa Rodrigues, will be joining the ‘bateria’ (drum section) of samba school Feitiço...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Since 2014, English expatriate Tom Ashe has been running Favela Brass, an NGO that provides free music lessons to some of Rio’s disadvantaged children. With a new permanent home, an...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After raising around R$12,000 at the British and Commonwealth Society’s Christmas Festival, Street Child United Brazil are now ready to begin work on the refurbishment of their flagship football (soccer)...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This past Friday, January 18th, UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Culture, Ernesto Ottone Ramírez, along with the President of the International Union of Architects (UIA), Thomas Vonier, and the Municipal Secretary...

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