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By Stephen Eisenhammer, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Petrobrás, Brazil’s state-controlled oil company, is suspected of inadvertently funding a political campaign of the ruling Worker’s Party (PT) through a contract with local NGO, Pangea, current affairs magazine Epoca...
By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After a tough decision by the team of Carnival judges, Unidos da Tijuca was announced the 2012 Champion on Wednesday, February 22nd. The samba school, along with runners up, Salgueiro,...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A fire broke out at Brazil’s Antarctic research station, Comandante Ferraz (EACF), on Saturday killing two people and forcing the evacuation of around forty more by helicopter....
By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A brace from Fred helped Fluminense to a comfortable 3-1 win over Vasco da Gama in the Taça Guanabara final, leaving Fluzão as champions of the 2012 Campeonato Carioca's...
By Luke Milner, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The announcement made by the state government’s Chief Secretary of Staff, Regis Fichtner, that the bonde, Santa Teresa’s tram system, will be relaunched in 2014 has been criticized by the...
By Laura Madden, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Rio Content Market, the largest event for TV, web and mobile production in Latin America will bring together 1,500 players from the entertainment business in Rio to discuss the...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After catching a collective breath following Rio's Carnival escapades, expatriates and Carioca friends will be kicking March off with the next Gringo Group Therapy Happy Hour event, held at the...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Norwegian oil company Statoil, in conjunction with operator Repsol Sinopec and partner Petrobrás, confirmed on Monday that they had made a “high-impact” discovery in the Pão...
By Nathan M. Walters, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - When it comes to music in Rio, there is one place always on the tip of everyone’s tongue, for visitors and Carioca alike, Lapa. Arcos da Lapa (arches of Lapa, or...

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