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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Football (soccer) legend-turned-politician, Romario de Souza Faria, known simply as Romario, wants voters to know that although he can still bring fear to opponents on the pitch, he is...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Trying to reap the success of the 2016 Olympics, Eduardo da Costa Paes, has tried to distance himself from corrupt political allies in Rio de Janeiro, and has a...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With less than one month before Brazilians across the country go to the polling stations in one of the most anticipated presidential elections in Brazil's history, a tight race has...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Incumbent governor Luis Fernando de Souza, most commonly known as Pezão (‘Bigfoot’ in Portuguese), won the gubernatorial race in Rio de Janeiro against Marcelo Crivella. According to election officials,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The voters in the state of Rio de Janeiro went to the polls on Sunday to vote for president, governor, senator and federal and state representatives. Residents from Rio...
By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Sports Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Former Seleção striker and current government deputy, Carioca legend Romário de Souza Faria (known simply as Romário) brought festive cheer to the city last Friday, December 23rd. The 45-year-old...
By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Sports Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - World football's governing body, FIFA, has announced that Rio de Janeiro is to be the home of the International Broadcast Centre (IBC) during the 2014 World Cup. The city...
By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Sports Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After Olaria's monumental effort in this year's Taça Rio, in which they narrowly fell to Vasco da Gama on this past Saturday evening, it is time to look closer...
By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Sports Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - We round off our profiles of Rio’s top football (soccer) clubs with Vasco da Gama, the city’s second biggest club. With close to 20 million supporters across Brazil, Vasco is...

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