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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Six months removed from the mega-spectacle that was the 2016 Rio Olympics, local news is reporting that Rio city officials are trying to facilitate the sale of the apartments at...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Fans of the Flamengo football (soccer) club, one of the most popular in Brazil if not the world, are still waiting to see if their team will return to the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – On Wednesday, November 30th, in the stadium where the first of two games to determine the winner of this year’s Copa Sul Americana was scheduled to be held, more than...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Seventy-six of 81 passengers died late Monday night after their plane crashed into the Colombian mountains, minutes before landing in the city of Medellin. The plane was chartered by Brazilian...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Most Cariocas don’t know that Brazil’s second most popular spectator sport is the “vaquejada”; some four thousand vaquejadas reportedly occur annually throughout Brazil’s Northeastern outback, known as the “sertão”. What happens in...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The weekend was gold for Brazilian sports fans, as Brazil’s men’s football (soccer) team and men’s volleyball team were able to pull together and win the top prize in...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The weekend brought excellent results for Team GB, as they collected medals and moved ahead of China into second place in the number of gold medals won during this...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – U.S. swimming phenomenon, Michael Phelps, set another Olympic record on Thursday, by winning the 200-meter medley and his fourth gold medal in the Rio Olympics. The U.S. also claimed...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With less than one month before the start of one of the most anticipated international events in the world, last week, Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes and other officials...

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