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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio de Janeiro is empty, with no tourists and hotels operating under restrictions on the eve of Carnaval, as the pandemic led to the cancellation of Brazil's most iconic festival and left thousands jobless. For...
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With the coronavirus epidemic spreading quickly around the world, several countries closed their borders and declared quarantine to prevent the transmission of the disease. This meant that thousands of travelers were left stranded on foreign...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Tuesday, January 15th, a major operation was undertaken by Rio’s security forces with the goal of bringing greater security to the many foreign and domestic tourists visiting the Cidade...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Three men, armed with a pistol and two knives, robbed approximately forty tourists hiking the trail that connects Parque Lage and the Corcovado mountain in Zona Sul (South Zone)...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The largest airline in Brazil, GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes (GOL), has started offering direct flights from Brazil to the U.S. Starting earlier this month, the airline is now operating four...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to the latest figures from Brazil's Ministry of Tourism, visa applications to visit Brazil saw a significant surge from February to July this year, up 42 percent from the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Large crowds during Carnival are no longer restricted to Rio de Janeiro, with São Paulo and Brasília registering significant increases this year in the number of tourists coming into these...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Wednesday, September 21st, Brazil’s Ministry of Tourism released the results of its latest survey, which showed that not only were the Rio 2016 Paralympics a success in the stadiums...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Olympics in Rio de Janeiro can be considered a success story, with the city receiving more than 1.17 million tourists during the seventeen days between the opening and...

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