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By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Children in Rio’s Maré favela complex will have the opportunity to learn play classical music and instruments with Orquestra Maréimbau. The orchestra, run by local NGO Instituto Staumbor, opened registrations...
By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — President Dilma Rousseff was in Rio de Janeiro state on June 30th to mark the opening of Hospital Estadual dos Lagos in Saquarema that will serve an estimated 2.3 million...
By Benjamin Parkin, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the lead up to the World Cup an alternative football (soccer) competition has begun: the Copa Popular (Popular Cup). The effort is being organized to draw attention to...
By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Two state-of-the-art security centers have opened in Rio de Janeiro this month in the city’s continued effort to improve safety for the Confederations Cup and Catholic World Youth Day. The...
By Leo Byrne, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Commuting to work in Rio and São Paulo takes on average 31 percent longer than in other Brazilian cities, according to a recent report by the IPEA, Institute for Applied...
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