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By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Sports Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio Rugby Club, which made it to the finals of the Rio de Janeiro State Rugby Union's Annual XV's competition on July 2nd, has taken great strides both on-and-off...
By Sam Green, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The long-planned high-speed rail link between Rio and São Paulo has run into fresh problems after the auction to build the crucial connection between Brazil’s two main cities failed to...
By Sam Green, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Soldiers from Brazil and the United States will take on servicemen from Iran, North Korea and Venezuela in Rio this weekend – but Cariocas need not worry as the clashes...
By Sam Green, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio is among the cities which will benefit the most from hosting the Olympic Games in the history of the event, according to Gilbert Felli, the IOC’s Olympic Games executive...
By Nathan E Williams, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Tuesday November 10, 2009 a massive power failure left an estimated 60 million people in eighteen Brazilian states without electricity as a result. This wasn’t the first time...
By Sibel Tinar, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Already holding the title of the Southern Hemisphere's most popular tourist spot with around 2.8 million visitors each year, the appeal of Rio de Janeiro for holidaymakers has been...
By Mira Olson, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - In light of the rapidly approaching 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympics, airlines are already preparing for the expected increase in travel to Rio de Janeiro. In upcoming...
By Mira Olson, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANIERO - Preparations to receive millions of tourists during the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic games are already well underway in order to present visitors with a safer, cleaner and more modern...
By Mira Olson, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - The recent attention on Rio’s metro subway system has citizens wondering whether the proposed extension to Barra will be ready in time for the 2016 Olympic Games. Nevertheless, progress is...

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