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Brazil: Another Carnaval Is Over in Rio. Time to Clean Up the Mess

A street vendor in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, says that working during Carnaval is ...

70,000 Policemen and Firefighters Go on Strike in Rio, One Week Before Carnaval

In Rio, the military police together with the civilian police and firefighters, a total ...

A Year After Floods Killed over 900 in Rio, Brazil Has Done Nothing to Prevent Future Tragedies

Brazil’s minister of National Integration, Fernando Bezerra Coelho, went before a special commission specially ...

Rio Slum Taken from Druglords Gets a Two-Mile Cable Car System

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff inaugurated a cable car system in the Rio slum of ...

With Hundreds of Firemen Arrested Rio Can’t Reach an Agreement on Wages

In Brazil, a  demonstration by striking firemen in Rio de Janeiro for better salaries ...

It’s Carnaval: For 5 Days Brazilians Are Encouraged to Drink, Dance and Have Sex

Since Friday the world’s largest street party is going on in Brazil. In Rio ...

Fire Destroys Thousands of Carnaval Costumes in Rio Causing US$ 4.2 Million in Losses

At least four warehouses, an escola de samba (samba club) and a Carnaval museum ...

Urban War Between Drug Lords and Police Erupts Again in Rio Leaving 30 Dead

Despite the massive presence of the police on the streets of Rio de Janeiro ...