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A Wave of Tropical Bass Hits Rio de Janeiro

By Gregory Scruggs, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As Jorge Ben Jor sang – and US President Barack Obama quoted in April –...

Brazil Crash From 2011 Copa América

By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Sports Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil were knocked out of the 2011 Copa América on Sunday by Paraguay after...

Gondola in Complexo do Alemão Favelas

By Patricia Maresch, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After months of testing, the Teleférico (gondola) line at the Complexo do Alemão in...

Doc Film Release: War On Drugs Failed

By Patricia Maresch, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A documentary about reforming Brazil's drug policy hits Brazilian theaters this week. The film...

Rock in Rio Sells Out in Four Days

By Sam Green, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The organizers of Rock in Rio have warned that they will not accept responsibility for...

Jay-Z to Rock Rio

By Sam Green, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rock in Rio has added Jay-Z to its line-up and the music festival’s organizers are...

To Many More Firsts

Opinion, by Samantha Barthelemy RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Journalism students are taught early on not to use words like “for the first time ever.”...

Amazonas Suffer Record Drought

By Anita Kirpalani, Contributing Reporter AMAZONAS, BRAZIL – On October 24th, the Rio Negro (Black River), one of the tributaries of the Amazon River, dropped...

Popularity Contests

Editorial RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – President Lula da Silva has enjoyed a level of popularity and approval in Brazil bordering on iconic. With...

‘Currency War’ Threat to Brazil’s Real

By Doug Gray, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As its economy goes from strength to strength and the dollar continues to weaken,...

Mercosur Summit ‘Best In 15 Years’

By Jaylan Boyle, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - The 39th summit of South America’s co-operative trade bloc, Mercosur, ended last week...

Romanticizing Caribbean Cartagena

By Joshua Rapp Learn, Contributing Reporter CARTAGENA, COLUMBIA - From the lapping turquoise waves of the Caribbean rise centuries old ramparts erected to rebuke the...

The Curmudgeon on The FARC Farces

Opinion, by Michael Royster What are we to do with the FARC?  The US and the EU have classified them as a “terrorist” organization that...

Amazonian Isolation in Leticia

By Joshua Rapp Learn, Contributing Reporter AMAZONAS, COLOMBIA - Haphazard houses made from wooden slats and corrugated metal rooftops rise out of the surrounding jungle...

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