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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One of Rio’s oldest and most traditional neighborhoods, Tijuca is so grand and all-encompassing that it often feels like a different city altogether. Though its excellent transport links, sense of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The incumbent President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, won Sunday’s election by a very small margin, leading some political analysts to believe that she will have a difficult time in approving...
By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – In the past decade Brazil witnessed the surge of its middle class, termed ‘C class’ which is defined as a per capita monthly income of between R$320 (US$144) and R$1,120 (US$503)....
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The protests continue apace, and the protesters seem to be growing in number. Brazilian media of all types are having a feast day if not a feeding frenzy. Why all this...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – Retail sales in Brazil have seen their first annual drop in almost a decade, prompting debate about whether Brazil’s consumer boom – the engine behind its economic growth for the past...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – From municipal elections to the mensalão, from dams to deforestation, for the slowing economy and the booming middle class, 2012 was big for Brazil. The year began with devastating building...
By Leo Byrne, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Chairman of the joint committee of fiscal plans and public monitoring, Senator Romero Jucá, announced an increase in the proposed minimum wage on Monday. Coming as part of the final...
By Mary Carroll, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the same way that distinction can be drawn between the lower, middle and upper classes of most neighborhoods, the economic differences are becoming more apparent in some of Rio's...
By Leo Byrne, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the London Olympics over, it is now Rio’s time in the global limelight, and much of the focus will be on the famous Copacabana, elected as one of four...

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