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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Located in the city’s Zona Oeste (West Zone) Barra da Tijuca is the newest of Rio de Janeiro’s neighborhoods, with much of it only having been developed as recently as...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Wednesday, May 20th, officials unveiled the Olympic rings structure in Madureira Park located in the Zona Norte (North Zone) neighborhood of Madureira in Rio de Janeiro. The park...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian government’s civil aviation agency (ANAC) received R$24.5 billion last Wednesday following the auction of concessions for three of the country’s biggest airports. The final value...
By Brennan Stark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Vila Autódromo, a favela situated in the heart of Barra's Olympic Park and nearby Rock City, will be removed by 2013 to allow for further Olympic construction, a new public...
By Doug Gray, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – Work finally began on the long-discussed and debated new Metro underground link in Barra last week, with Governor of Rio Sergio Cabral inaugurating the project in front of the massed...
By Doug Gray, Senior Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Despite reports to the contrary over the last few weeks, months, indeed years, Help Discoteca in Copacabana is still open, and seemingly doing better than ever. It is testament to the global...
By Bruno De Nicola, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - The election of Rio de Janeiro as host city for the 2016 Olympic Games is expected to cause a sharp increase in foreign investment in the country. An Olympic Games...
By Jaylan Boyle, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - The cheer wasn't quite what it could have been when it was announced to the expectant masses on Copacabana Beach that Chicago had been knocked out of the running. Maybe the...
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