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Brazil: no longer the country of the future?

The Conversation US | Posted 06.02.2016 | World
The Conversation US

By Melvyn Levitsky, University of Michigan When I first served in Brazil in the mid-1960s as a young American diplomat stationed at a small consulate...

Brazil's Gun Violence Problem Is 'Made in Brazil'

Robert Muggah | Posted 07.20.2016 | World
Robert Muggah

According to military and civil police records, 3,989 firearms were collected in the first five months of 2015. Of these, roughly 80 percent were handguns.

A Picture Postcard From Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Alison Teal | Posted 05.14.2016 | Travel
Alison Teal

We took the metro to the center of town, intending to walk to the Selarón's Staircase, some 250 steps of the Convent of Santa Teresa covered in tiles...

Six Days of Violent Death, Literary Honor, and Politics in Rio de Janeiro

Matthew Chapman | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
Matthew Chapman

From the killer thief on the street, through the heartless bureaucrat, to the insatiable CEO, all the way to the politician who'll sacrifice young lives merely to increase his power, the disease of inhumane cynicism sometimes seems like an inescapable epidemic.

Before You Head Over To Brazil: 2014 World Cup, Samba and Sergio!

Marlon Regis | Posted 08.10.2014 | Travel
Marlon Regis

Over 200,000 people from the United States alone, will be traveling to Brazil this summer for the FIFA 2014 World Cup, while another quarter-million f...

Drink the World: Rio

Dan Miles | Posted 06.24.2014 | Travel
Dan Miles

With the Olympics and the World Cup fast approaching, the Rio de Janeiro tourist authorities are no doubt about to fly into a media frenzy to persuade the world that their city is cuddly and fluffy.

Police SUV Drags Injured Brazilian Woman Nearly 1,000 Feat

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 03.20.2014 | World

After surviving a shootout, a Brazilian woman was victim to another horrific incident that has left her nation shocked. On March 15, Claudia da Sil...


Eduardo Paes | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Eduardo Paes

The digital revolution is allowing democracy to recall its foundations and evolution is modernizing and reinforcing our fundamental values. And we are only at the beginning of that journey.

Beyond Pacification in Rio de Janeiro

Robert Muggah | Posted 10.13.2013 | World
Robert Muggah

Rio de Janeiro is facing a new crisis. The social protests that started in June and July 2013 are taking a sinister turn.

Discovering A Mosque In The World's Largest Catholic Country

Aamir Hussain | Posted 07.03.2013 | Religion
Aamir Hussain

Given that about 0.02 percent of Brazil's population identifies as Muslim and that the majority of this small group lives in the center of the country, I never would have expected to find other Muslims in Rio. However, after several months of searching I finally found some.

Brazil Should Learn From the United States' Drug War Mistakes

Anthony Papa | Posted 05.18.2013 | World
Anthony Papa

Instead of adopting a get tough approach, a smarter approach should be made that will invest public resources into educating the public about the use of drugs and provide treatment options to fight addiction.

The Pirelli Calendar's Soulful Departure

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 02.27.2013 | Entertainment
Summer Rayne Oakes

Instead of the calendar that we often come to expect, featuring artistic nudes, Pirelli and McCurry opted for a less expected route. They chose, instead, to feature eleven women fully clothed -- all of who work on environmental and humanitarian causes.

PHOTOS: Oscar Niemeyer's Brazil

Civilian | Posted 01.25.2013 | Travel

An architour of Oscar Niemeyer's Brazil is like a trip to Disneyland for aesthetes.

5 Reasons To Visit Rio de Janeiro Right Now

Mark Chesnut | Posted 01.20.2013 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

By most counts, Rio de Janeiro was one of the first jet-set vacation destinations, even before jets were flying. Now, Rio is cooking up even more reasons to visit, thanks to two major global sporting events and several new museums in the works.

PHOTOS: Rio From Above And Below

Cindy Ross | Posted 12.29.2012 | Travel
Cindy Ross

Steps were also hand-chiseled into the steep slope for the king's convenience, but he disregarded both and galloped up the sheer rock to the summit like a goat.

WATCH: Rio de Janeiro From Above

Posted 08.31.2012 | Travel

Rio de Janeiro may not be paradise, but through the lens of Joe Simon's Canon 5D Mark III it sure looks like it. The Brazilian city, which will soon...

Who Says We Can't Change the World -- Watch Us!

Michele Hunt | Posted 10.24.2012 | Impact
Michele Hunt

In the mist of all the chaos, conflict, negativism and cynicism surrounding us, there is a rising movement to transform our world into one that values and respects all people, life and all that gifts that nature has given us.

PHOTOS: An Abandoned Theme Park In Rio

Untapped Cities | Posted 07.19.2012 | Travel
Untapped Cities

Opened in 1998, the park closed after a 61-year old woman fell to her death on a ride. Terra Encantada has been empty since. But it won't remain in this state for long -- the site is ripe for redevelopment in preparation for the Olympics.

Reflections on Rio: Encouraging Cloud Over the Earth Summit

S. Jacob Scherr | Posted 09.09.2012 | Green
S. Jacob Scherr

Since returning from Rio, I have already participated in a number of debriefings about the summit. I am pleased to see the interest, but dismayed to find many people have already accepted the message that the Summit had been a "flop" or a "failure."

Rio+20 Earth Summit: Success, More or Less

Bob Keefe | Posted 08.25.2012 | Green
Bob Keefe

No, the document that government officials produced after months of negotiation doesn't contain much that will make the planet a better place for me or my daughters. It lacks teeth. It ignores pressing issues like the need to expand renewable energy and protect ocean life on the high seas.

Rio+20 Is Our Chance to Recognize the Benefits Healthy Oceans Have for People

Greg Stone | Posted 08.21.2012 | Green
Greg Stone

Ocean ecosystems and health have been in a state of decline for quite some time, but we have not appreciated or acknowledged how this decline will affect future generations' access to food, livelihoods, safe coastal places to live, cultural identity and other benefits.

Rio+20: Moving Ahead With the Sustainable Development Goals

Manish Bapna | Posted 08.11.2012 | Green
Manish Bapna

Achieving "the future we want" will require economic development that addresses not only poverty, but ecological limits.

Rio De Janeiro And The "Waters of March"

Patrick McGinnis | Posted 05.26.2012 | Travel
Patrick McGinnis

This is the rainiest month in Rio and the waters that wash away the residue of Carnival also usher in the school year, a return to work and all of the things that September means for Americans.

A Getaway Weekend In Rio de Janeiro

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 02.18.2012 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

Rio is rich with more than shopping, eating and people-watching. There is a thriving arts, cultural and nightlife experience in all sectors of the city.

Design For The Developing World

ARTINFO | Posted 12.26.2011 | Arts

The thought of architecture and design in the context of cities typically evokes images of chic monuments amidst grand metropolises; the Chrysler Buil...