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By Eliza Preston, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The 19th Police Pacification Unit (UPP) is to officially come into operation in the favela communities of Vidigal and Chácara do Céu today, Wednesday, January 18th, 2012. An inauguration ceremony...
Laura Madden, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian federal government paid oil royalties of R$12.99 billion in 2011, the National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) announced last week. This represents an increase of 31...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian government is looking to change the way its immigration policy is oriented towards highly-skilled foreign professionals wanting to work in the country. Some commentators say that Brazil...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With 2012 well underway and the Rio summer sun turning up the heat on the streets, the countdown to Carnival has begun in earnest. With just five...
By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - G.R.E.S. Estação Primeira de Mangueira, known simply as Mangueira, has won the Rio Carnival competition no less than eighteen times, and has the distinction of being the first school to...
By Ana Gabriela Ribeiro, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Carnival has been the largest source of tourism income for Rio since 1982, and every year the major samba schools prepare themselves to impress the judges and spectators alike...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Entrepreneurs starting up new businesses in Rio de Janeiro state have been increasingly attracted by the construction sector over the past two years, new figures show. Industry analysts are looking...
Laura Madden, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Often referred to as the “esquina do continente” (corner of the continent), Natal in Rio Grande do Norte State is perhaps best known for its vast sand dunes, a playground for...
By Ana Gabriela Ribeiro, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With more than 250 km of bicycle paths in Rio, the city is full of breathtaking sites to see while getting some exercise. Residents and visitors can...

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