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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Tuesday, March 19th, the American Society of Rio de Janeiro will be hosting a talk by Barbara Olivi, entitled ‘Fellinian Tales of Life in Rocinha as told by one...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Canadian musician and assistant director to the ‘Escola de Música da Rocinha’ (Rocinha Music School) chamber orchestra, Vanessa Rodrigues, will be joining the ‘bateria’ (drum section) of samba school Feitiço...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Torrential rains in the city of Rio de Janeiro Wednesday night left at least five people dead. The rain caused landslides, flooding and downed trees throughout Zona Sul and...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – ‘Escola de Música da Rocinha’ (Rocinha Music School) has much cause to celebrate, with new sources of funding secured and a big concert planned for their 25th anniversary in 2019....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – It has been ten years since the public security program that gave rise to the Unidade de Policia Pacificadora (Pacifying Police Unit), or just plain UPP, began operating in...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For governor candidates in thirteen states and the Federal District (Brasília), there will be more campaigning in the next twenty days leading up to second round elections (October 28th). The...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – From the beginning of the 1980s to 2016, the total percentage of homicides in the country committed with firearms rose from forty percent to 71 percent according to the...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – People from all around the world have been mourning the death of chef, writer and self-described ‘enthusiast’ Anthony Bourdain. He left his mark on innumerable places and Rio is no...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Monday, April 19th, Rio de Janeiro’s mayor, Marcelo Crivella, walked through the city’s biggest favela community of Rocinha to observe the implementation of urban regeneration work that he had...

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