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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...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – It was an apparently innocuous R$0.20 rise in the cost of a bus ticket in São Paulo that sparked mass protests that have since swept through at least twelve Brazilian...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – As many as 100,000 protesters took to the streets of both São Paulo and Rio last night, as well as tens of thousands in other cities in Brazil – including...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - At least 235 people have been arrested and 55 injured as violence took over the streets of central São Paulo last night, after a fresh protest against a recent hike...
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