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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Friday, Mayhem will descend upon Rio, quite literally. The Norwegian extreme metal band, both hugely influential and controversial in equal measure, are going to be playing their 1994 album,...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio police are searching for 60-year-old Norwegian, Torkil Prytz Tyvold, who has been missing since Friday, May 25th. Tyvold was last seen walking towards Ipanema beach wearing swim trunks and...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Minister of Environment in Brazil, José Sarney Filho, said over the weekend that data on the Amazon region should register a decrease of deforestation in the coming months. The...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last Saturday (February 23rd) an ambitious show of fun and fortitude was attempted by a thirty-strong group of foreigners donning plenty of SPF 50 sunscreen and their own 200-milliliter...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - Norway is to give Brazil’s Amazon Fund US$180 million in recognition of its success in bringing deforestation to record-low levels for the third consecutive year, according to Norway’s Environment Minister. The...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The governments of both Sweden and Norway have expressed a growing focus in strengthening ties with Brazil, hoping to evolve collaboration strategies in areas including trade and...
By Patricia Maresch, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Norwegian business ties with Brazil are rapidly expanding, especially in the areas of shipping, and the booming oil and gas industry. Norway ranks number seven on Brazil’s list of...
By Carlos Graffigna, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - As the starting date for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (COP15) drew closer, President Lula met with his advisers and three sources of Brazil's proposal, the Ministry of...
By Bruno De Nicola, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Last week Lula and his government presented the new model for oil and gas extraction in Brazil, a plan to control the gigantic underwater reserves of the Santos Basin and...
By Jayme Monsanto, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Three Brazilian doubles claimed medals in the VII Beach Volleyball World Championship last weekend in Stavanger, Norway. The event took place between June 26th and July 5th, and 96 doubles - 48...
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