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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The rain that has fallen across the state of Rio de Janeiro since this past weekend has put some municipalities in a state of alert for floods and landslides. In...
By Mary Carroll, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Two rock slides left twenty homes destroyed and at least 72 people homeless in Nova Friburgo following heavy rains Tuesday (November 13th). The area is still recovering from Brazil's...
By Brennan Stark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The terrible tragedy of Região Serrana in early January this year has, unfortunately, been further tainted with allegations of corruption and the diverting of disaster relief funds into private pockets....
By Patricia Maresch, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Two months after the tragedy in the mountainous region of the State of Rio de Janeiro, known as Região Serrana, 345 people remain missing in four cities. So far...
By Katya Gubarev, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Petrópolis plans to be a major tourist destination during the winter months (June-August) once again. After the heavy rains devastated the state of Rio de Janeiro, Petrópolis is gearing...
The Curmudgeon, aka Michael Royster.

This is No Time

Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This is no time to be curmudgeonly. Hundreds of people have died up in the mountains above Rio, and the death toll will reach 1,000 once the bodies of the disappeared...
By Sibel Tinar, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Intense tropical rainstorms sweeping across southeastern Brazil since Tuesday have caused massive flooding, landslides, and killed an estimated 360 people so far in the states of Rio de Janeiro...
By Tricia L Chaves, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - One of the most fascinating things about Rio de Janeiro is just how much culture is compacted into one space. Traveling just 136 kilometers from the city (via car or...



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