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By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — The Cidade Maravilhosa is world-famous as a beach city, with the corresponding body and health-conscious culture to match. Recently, traditional sporting activity on the beaches of Zona Sul (South...
By Michela DellaMonica and Claire Rivé, Contributing Reporters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — The Brazilian Federal Reserve has introduced a solution for the temporary entry of goods for the FIFA World Cup in June and the 2016 Olympics. Items entering...
By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — With a sizable Middle Eastern community in Rio, one can find many restaurants to indulge in traditional dishes such as hummus, babaganoush, kaftas and Lebanese rice with lentils and fried...
By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO 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 Reporter RIO 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 Reporter RIO 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 Report RIO 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 Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Carnival 2013 champions, G.R.E.S. Unidos de Vila Isabel, known as Vila Isabel for short, is known for its famous supporters and samba composers that attribute to the schools enredo (theme)...
By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO 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...

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