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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – In 2012, five people were killed by firearms every hour in Brazil, according to a study conducted by UNESCO, FLACSO (Latin American Social Sciences Institute) and the Brazilian government. The...
By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter OLINDA, BRAZIL – Just four miles north of the bustling streets of Recife is the sister city of Olinda, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the best-preserved colonial cities in Brazil. A spectacular...
By Matthew Elliott, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Acclaimed Brazilian NGO, Grupo Cultural AfroReggae, has been the target of violent attacks recently, allegedly from drug trafficking gangs, prompting an outcry of public support. The organization has played an...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The beautiful and rustic Ilha Grande (Big Island), just a few hours south from the city of Rio, has become world famous for its 106 beaches and secluded rainforest charm....
By Andrew Willis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The island of Ilha Grande (Big Island) is a rustic gem off the Costa Verde (Green Coast), roughly three hours drive south of Rio de Janeiro city, and is a...
By Julia Averbuck, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Schools located in Rio's favela neighborhoods with UPPs (Police Pacifying Units) had a larger increase on their test score results in the Brazilian Índice de Desenvolvimento da Educação Básica (Ideb,...
By Melissa Rossi, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Sunday, the Cidade Maravilhosa has become even more marvelous in the eyes of the world. In the first decision of its kind, Rio de Janeiro’s breathtaking natural landscapes were...
Opinion, by Samantha Barthelemy RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One month after a poorly maintained Santa Teresa bonde (trolley car) derailed and flipped killing five people and wounding nearly sixty others, Rio de Janeiro witnessed another avoidable tragedy. On October 13th...
By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Ilha Grande has long been a popular tourist destination and weekend getaway for Cariocas and foreigners alike who flock to its shores every year in search of the natural, rugged...
By Joshua Rapp Learn, Contributing Reporter BRAZIL - Hear reggae music resound off dilapidated, ancient buildings and ceramic roof tiles as Seventeenth century Baroque architecture rolls through the winding streets while elaborate staircases give São Luís an almost ghostly feel...
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