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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – O Globo's annual end-of-summer festival Fica Verão (Stay, Summer) lands at Morro da Urca (Urca Hill) this Thursday, kickstarting four days of live music and Carnival festivities at one of...
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 Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Saturday, September 29th, the ‘Pipoca Festival’ (Popcorn Festival) will come to Rio’s spectacular ‘Morro da Urca’ (Urca Hill) for a celebration of all things sustainable and Brazilian, with a...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This weekend, from Friday, August 31st to Sunday, September 2nd fans of blues and rock music can enjoy three nights and two days of live performances, craft beers and excellent...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The month of June is almost over, but the ‘festas juninas’ keep coming, and this weekend there are perhaps more taking place than at any other time. So we’ve rounded...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – While ‘winter’ in Rio can see locals throwing on boots and overcoats as soon as temperatures dip below twenty degrees, for the rest of us it can mean a welcome...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – People from all around the world have been mourning the death of chef, writer and self-described ‘enthusiast’ Anthony Bourdain. He left his mark on innumerable places and Rio is no...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Authorities found seven bodies located in the hills surrounding Praia Vermelha, in Urca, in the Zona Sul of Rio, believed to be that of drug dealers who died after...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Arguably the oldest and quaintest neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, Urca is considerably smaller and more secluded than nearby Botafogo or Copacabana. With three military academies situated within its confines,...

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