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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...

Vasco Hire Fourth Coach of 2010

By Matthew Burgess, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Despite the lack of domestic football during the South Africa World Cup, Rio’s big four clubs...

Boating Down the Amazon River

By Joshua Rapp Learn, Contributing Reporter AMAZONIA - The heat is overpowering by mid-afternoon, but as the brown waters swirl against the hull of a...

Brazil and U.S. Sign Defense Pact

By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Last Monday, April 12th, Brazil and the U.S. signed a comprehensive defense cooperation agreement...

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