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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Saturday, September 29th, the ‘Pipoca Festival’ (Popcorn Festival) will come to Rio’s spectacular ‘Morro da Urca’ (Urca Hill) for a celebration of all things sustainable and Brazilian, with a...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – While ‘winter’ in Rio can see locals throwing on boots and overcoats as soon as temperatures dip below twenty degrees, for the rest of us it can mean a welcome...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Authorities found seven bodies located in the hills surrounding Praia Vermelha, in Urca, in the Zona Sul of Rio, believed to be that of drug dealers who died after...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A report by the World Economic Forum (WEF) shows that in a list of 136 countries, Brazil appears first in potential natural resources, but loses competitiveness in almost all the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Tourists visiting Rio’s Christ the Redeemer or Sugarloaf Mountain will have to pass through metal detectors starting this week. The measures seek to guarantee the security of visitors to...
By Shalina Chatlani, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Urca, a part of Rio de Janeiro that juts out in a picturesque peninsula into the Guanabara Bay, is a safe and peaceful neighborhood with tasteful houses that lies just...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio de Janeiro is a dream destination for every tourist with attractions from sandy beaches to lush mountains and postcard perfect views from Christ the Redeemer to Sugarloaf Mountain....
By Mary Bolling Blackiston, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Nestled to the east of Botafogo, Urca may not seem the center of all the action like Ipanema or Leblon, but that is exactly what makes it so...
By Clarissa Butelli, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Urca is known by most tourists as the point of departure for the world-famous cable cars, leading up to the Sugarloaf Mountain. What many don't know is that if things...

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