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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to recently released figures from the Brazilian Hotel Industry Association (ABIH) and the Brazilian Travel Agents Association (ABAV), demand for hotels and travel packages for Rio de Janeiro's two...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Early Sunday morning, July 30th, just a few days short of the one-year anniversary of the opening of the Rio 2016 Games (August 5th), a raging fire consumed part of...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Though it's still three years away, the Brazilian Olympic Committee just officially announced it has reached an agreement with the Japan Olympic Committee and Tokyo city officials for six training...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Saturday, June 10th, Rio's Olympic Park in Barra da Tijuca reopened once again for the opening ceremony of the 2017 Jogos da Baixada (Baixada Games). Now in its twentieth...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Beginning on Friday, May 26th, The Velodrome in Olympic Park will once again be ground zero for cyclists and cycling enthusiasts alike as the facility will reopen for the opening...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - While Brazil's national team (Seleção) in football (soccer) is gearing up for a deep run in the 2018 Russia World Cup, the Seleção's basketball team will continue to remain in...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Monday, March 20th, Carvalho Hosken, the construction company behind the Olympic Village in Barra da Tijuca, revealed that the athletes’ residences at the huge complex are currently undergoing a...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Tension between Brazil’s Foreign Ministry and Tourism Ministry over visa exemptions to certain countries, was revealed by local media over the weekend. While Tourism minister sees the exemption as an...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a surprising move, local news reported late Wednesday, February 22nd, that the multi-national consortium comprised of CSM (Chime Sports Marketing), GL Events and Amsterdam Arenas, one of only two...

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