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By Benjamin Parkin, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the lead up to the World Cup an alternative football (soccer) competition has begun: the Copa Popular (Popular Cup). The effort is being organized to draw attention to...
By Michela DellaMonica and Claire Rivé, Contributing Reporters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — The Brazilian Federal Reserve has introduced a solution for the temporary entry of goods for the FIFA World Cup in June and the 2016 Olympics. Items entering...
By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian entrepreneur Eike Batista has completed the sale of the famous Glória hotel to Switzerland-based company Acron on the morning of Saturday, February 1st. Those with knowledge of the transaction...
By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As Brazil and Rio prepares to host some of the world’s biggest sporting events the state’s police are preparing for the influx of visitors by providing the city's military police...
By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Tennis in Brazil suffered a setback this past weekend as the national side was swept aside 4-1 by Germany in the Davis Cup, generally considered tennis' answer to the...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Barra da Tijuca in Zona Oeste (West Zone) is a sprawling neighborhood that hosts many of Rio's events with Riocentro, HSBC Arena and Citibank Hall to name a few venues....
By Jack Whibley, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The head of Brazil's Olympic Public Authority (APO), the organization responsible for centralizing the country's efforts for the sports mega-event, has resigned amid a political dispute just two weeks before...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Elections will be held in October 2014 throughout Brazil, with contenders for federal Congress, Senate and President. Although that seems like quite a distance away, it is more than clear that...
By Jack Whibley, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The neighborhood of Copacabana is perhaps the most famous in all of Rio, going back to the 1930s through the 1980s, it represented the best of the city's beaches and...

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