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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – ‘Escola de Música da Rocinha’ (Rocinha Music School) has much cause to celebrate, with new sources of funding secured and a big concert planned for their 25th anniversary in 2019....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – It has been ten years since the public security program that gave rise to the Unidade de Policia Pacificadora (Pacifying Police Unit), or just plain UPP, began operating in...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For those who want to make the most of the last days in 2017, Rio is the right place to be. Before 2018 arrives the city offers diverse options for...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Yesterday, October 9th, MetroRio inaugurated an integration measure with the vans of the favela communities of Rocinha and Vidigal, in Zona Sul. Users of both transportation facilities will now pay...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This Monday, July 31st, the headquarters of "Nós do Morro" theater company, in the favela community of Vidigal, hosts "Flip:Flup - O Encontro das Festas Literárias" (Flip:Flup - The Literary...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Defined as a destination manager service, the tourism outfit Rio Love Story was launched in August 2016 just before the Olympics, and they have not looked back. Launched by Swedish...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Originally set against a dusty backdrop of mechanical shops along Leblon’s Rua Tubira, local company Jeffrey Special Products had a knock-on effect on the area’s aesthetic when it opened. Set...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Cidade Maravilhosa is full of famous tourist attractions and landmarks, like Christ the Redeemer, Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf), and the Carnival Sambódromo. Yet those with the time, interest -...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Telhado Orgânico Medicinal (Organic Medicinal Roof) and Galeria Viva (Living Gallery), two local projects in the Vidigal favela community, have been declared spaces of intangible cultural heritage for the City...

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