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By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The U.S. Embassy in Brazil has issued travel advice urging its citizens to postpone any non-essential travel to Salvador and the surrounding state of Bahia following the unrest caused...
Laura Madden, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Often referred to as the “esquina do continente” (corner of the continent), Natal in Rio Grande do Norte State is perhaps best known for its vast sand dunes, a playground for...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Santa Teresa is one of the Cidade Maravilhosa's most inspiring locations, with its steep cobble-stone streets, sweeping eclectic views and bohemian art scene. Many of the buildings along the...
By Zoë Roller, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The approach of summer in Rio de Janeiro is known to bring an increased risk of dengue fever. Early 2011 remained dangerous, with 5,500 cases reported in Zona Sul (South...
By Anna Fitzpatrick, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The volatility of global markets stands to have ramifications the world over, and despite the recent boom in Brazil, many speculate effects will soon be felt close to home. The dollar...
By Dorien Boxhoorn, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Along the lush green shores of the Costa Verde, 270 kilometers south of Rio de Janeiro, you can find the small colonial town of Paraty. This postcard village is situated...
By Patricia Maresch, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A tragic accident caused the death of a 24-year-old French tourist while riding the bonde (streetcar) that runs from Largo da Carioca in downtown Rio de Janeiro, to Santa...
By Tim Anderson and Claudia Zambrana, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This year, it is estimated that around 1,000,000 tourists attended the annual celebration that has been going on for more than 350 years, up from last year's...
By Patricia Maresch, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A growing number of favela residents are discovering tourism as a new business opportunity, with hostels, tours and even party venues becoming more widely available. In particular tourism in...

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