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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With a little more than a month to go before the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s Tourism Minister resigned on Thursday, after being linked to the mega-corruption...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a little over two months, some 500,000 international visitors are expected to descend on the Cidade Maravilhosa for the start of the 2016 Olympics, with the world watching. In...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Organizers of the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games kicked off the ‘one-year-to-go’ mark with test competitions at one of the city’s postcard locations, Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, on Monday, September 7th....
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Expected to integrate and reinvigorate both Rio de Janeiro's Centro region and the Região Portuária (Port Zone), work on the Veículo Leve sobre Trilhos (the Light Vehicle on Tracks)...
Chris Kudialis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The fifth-annual Tour do Rio cycling race started Monday (August 25th), with athletes from around the world competing in Latin America’s largest cycling event. Thirteen different teams, including seven Brazilian squads,...
By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Often considered as a sport for the social elite in this part of the world, it is hoped that the reintroduction of golf to the Olympic calendar will see...
By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Two key indicators measured by FGV (Getulio Vargas Foundation) that reflect the construction industry conditions in Brazil reports a drop in confidence in the sector and a drop in construction...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Although the 2016 Olympics are still two years away, trial test races for the upcoming games are already disrupting Rio de Janeiro’s port and are likely to cause million-dollar losses...
By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — An ambitious new project to significantly increase the capacity along the “Elevado do Joá” which is part of the highway between Barra da Tijuca and Zona Sul (South Zone) started...

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