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Tag: Oswaldo Cruz

By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This Sunday, October 8th, the Feira das Yabás returns to the Paulo da Portela Square, in Oswaldo Cruz, Zona Norte. One of the most authentic Afro Brazilian culture's celebrations, the...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), situated near Avenida Brasil in Zona Norte (North Zone), last week opened its doors to a newly revived butterfly house. As part of the...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One of the most traditional samba schools, the Grêmio Recreativo Escola de Samba Portela is getting ready to parade down the Sambódromo on the second night of the Special Group...
By Patricia Maresch, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – It looks like crack, but it is much cheaper, four times more lethal and called “oxi” or “oxidado” (rust). It's a cocaine derivative, just like crack, but it contains...

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