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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A group of researchers identified a new strain of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes Covid-19, in the state of Rio de Janeiro, one of the most affected regions by the pandemic in Brazil, scientific...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Tuesday, November 27th, starting at 5PM, there will be a free showing of Jordan Peele’s 2017 Oscar-winning film ‘Get Out.’ The screening will be followed by a discussion featuring...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Monday, July 9th, Rio de Janeiro's Secretary of Health in conjunction with the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) announced they had confirmed two cases of the measles in Rio de...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil’s Instituto Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia (INCT) Observatório das Metrópoles (Metropolis Observatory), in conjunction with the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), has just released the results of...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In less than two months, Rio de Janeiro will inaugurate the largest aquarium in South America when AquaRio opens to the public on November 9th. Regular tickets for the immense...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Following the announcement of the selections for Première Brasil, the competitive section for Brazilian cinema in the Festival do Rio, Rio de Janeiro's International Film Festival, organizers recently revealed...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In celebration of World Environment Day (Dia Mundial do Meio Ambiente) on June 5th, activities including exhibitions, seedling plantings, workshops, lectures, and additional outdoor activities are taking place in...
By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Reports on building issues during the World Cup and speculation of delayed preparation for the 2016 Olympics has made infrastructure a focal topic in current Brazilian news. With such high-profile...
By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Security experts believe the Rio de Janeiro UPP (Police Pacification Unit) are at a critical moment. After reducing homicides in their operations, the UPP must now begin to stamp out...

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