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By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Botafogo will meet Vasco this Sunday, April 29th, in the Taça Rio final after the semi-finals last weekend. Botafogo made hard work of Bangu, eventually running out 4-2 winners,...
By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On a night filled with tension and late drama, Flamengo were knocked out at the group stage of the 2012 Copa Libertadores in a failure that could make for a...
By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Boca Juniors beat Fluminense 2-0 yesterday in the Copa Libertadores to spoil Tricolor celebrations at the Engenhão. Over 36,000 fans had filled the stadium in anticipation of a fifth...
By Chris Hieatt, Contributing Editor of The Umbrella Magazine RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Now less then two weeks away from the Brazilian Grand Prix, the last of this season’s Formula One races, fans in Brazil will be focusing on...
By Brennan Stark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The number of foreigners residing in Brazil has increased by 52.4 percent over the past six months, reported the Ministério da Justiça (Ministry of Justice).  The new data marks the...
By Saira Ansari, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Museu Nacional de Belas Artes or MNBA (National Museum of Fine Arts) is one of the most important arts and culture institutions in Rio de Janeiro and Brazil. With...
By Brennan Stark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Nearly 100,000 doctors and health professionals of the Unified Health System (SUS) in 21 states across Brazil will protest today against low pay and poor working conditions. Surgeries, examinations and...
By Gregory Scruggs, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In an attempt to further tame Rio's traffic, the city announced that Bus Rapid System (BRS) corridors will be installed along the major avenues of Centro in December. Speaking...
By Brennan Stark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Doctors and hospital staff at Jacarepaguá's Federal Hospital Cardoso Fontes  have announced they will strike beginning this Monday, October 24th.  Protesting against the overburdening they inherit from the hospital's lack of...

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