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By Sanhita Reddy, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – There is much more to Ipanema beyond sunbathing at the infamous Posto 9, and those fortunate enough to call this neighborhood home know that. Running or biking along the...
By Sanhita Reddy, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Visions of university students playing football (soccer) along Praia Vermelha, and old men fishing along the rocks leading to the Atlantic Ocean are common in Urca. With sweeping views of...
By Patricia Maresch, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - They say that Rio is the birthplace of Samba. Which makes it's younger sister Bossa Nova, or jazz samba, perhaps the second most honored music genre in town, and maybe...
By Lindsay Spratt, Sub Editor RIO DE JANEIRO - The official presentation of the Fifth Military World Games was held last Friday September 26, in São João Fort, Urca. Officially dubbed 'The Peace Games', they will take place in Rio...
By Clarissa Butelli, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Urca is known by most tourists as the point of departure for the world-famous cable cars, leading up to the Sugarloaf Mountain. What many don't know is that if things...
By Clarissa Butelli, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - A thin strip of land between the Guanabara Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, Urca is a district crowned by one of Rio’s most well-known landmarks, Sugarloaf Mountain. With a privileged...

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