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By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter SALVADOR, BRAZIL – A visit to Salvador can be more than lounging on beautiful beaches, touring historical buildings and tasting the famed local cuisine. Bahia’s sunny capital has a variety of museums offering insight into...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Bauernfest, known as a celebration of the German roots of Petrópolis, will see its final weekend on July 6th and 7th in Rio de Janeiro state's mountainous region. To...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The protests throughout Brazil erupted to a remarkable scale, largely fueled by social media and citizen journalists who are taking to the streets and capturing images. Through digital cameras and...
By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter SALVADOR, BRAZIL - Bahia’s sun-drenched capital, Salvador, is an architecture gem; founded in the 1500s it is one of the oldest cities in Brazil and home to impressive colonial and baroque styles. The city was...
By Andrew Willis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One of the appeals to traveling in Brazil is the rich diversity and heritage pervasive in the relatively young country. In Rio de Janeiro, authorities have established a...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – São Paulo (SP) will leave you in little doubt that it is a business powerhouse: it is Brazil’s richest city and the largest in the southern hemisphere; the city and...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has announced the names of those who will form the so-called “Comissão da Verdade” (Truth Commission) – a panel of former justice ministers, human rights...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter ÑACUNDAY, PARAGUAY – Tensions have reached boiling point in a landownership dispute between landless Paraguayans and Brazilian-born farmers, known locally as “Brasiguayos”, who operate farmland in the agricultural community of Ñacunday in the Alto Paraná department...

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