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World Cup Photo Dairy: Ready for the Big Day

Raul de Molina | Posted 09.11.2014 | Latino Voices
Raul de Molina

All is set for the final game here in Rio with close to 100,000 thousands Argentinian fans invading this city and especially the beach at Copacabana, ...

Highs and Lows, Skies and Surf in Rio

Fathom | Posted 09.08.2014 | Travel
Fathom

Rio is visually dazzling. A natural wonderland where mountains meet ocean, bays and inlets beg to be Instagrammed, and scenic palm fronds frame the whole gorgeous scene.

Why I am Rooting for Brasil

Mandeep Singh | Posted 09.07.2014 | World
Mandeep Singh

Brasil winning the World Cup could be a small moment of reconciliation for the nation's struggle, potentially helping to heal the wounds of what is lost.

When in Rio...

Vayable | Posted 09.07.2014 | Travel
Vayable

Rio is full of life and flavor, from the favelas to the suburbs. In a short amount of time, you can have an incredibly unique experience of Brazil by following the locals through their home, their Rio.

And Then There Were Four -- A Dispatch From Rio

Jackie Townsend | Posted 09.07.2014 | Sports
Jackie Townsend

The evening of July 2nd I headed to Rio with no team to root for. Italy, my soul team, didn't make it out of their group, all discussion of the matter since banned from my household. Now who?

World Cup Photo Diary: Porcao and the Carnival King

Raul de Molina | Posted 09.06.2014 | Latino Voices
Raul de Molina

I loved going to the Confeitaria Colombo with the King of the Carnival and for this trip El Rey took me to Porcao for some fresh pork.

World Cup Photo Diary: Visit to El Cristo

Raul de Molina | Posted 08.31.2014 | Latino Voices
Raul de Molina

I had the most amazing experience over the weekend -- we took a helicopter tour of El Cristo. The views were fantastic and it's a part of the trip I w...

World Cup Photo Diary: Fútbol y La Playa

Raul de Molina | Posted 08.27.2014 | Latino Voices
Raul de Molina

Today I played fútbol with two retired World Cup greats from Colombia con dos grandes #PibeValderrama y #TinoAsprilla for the #ForeverFoundation in El Salvador and Univision Sports.

5 Things to Channel Your Rio Style

Fathom | Posted 08.25.2014 | Travel
Fathom

Seriously: Rio makes L.A. look uptight. Come prepared to bare it all. This isn't a town that likes to cover up. This means you should leave your inhibitions home, too.

World Cup Photo Diary: Fútbol and Art

Raul de Molina | Posted 08.21.2014 | Latino Voices
Raul de Molina

Another fantastic day in Rio! Got a workout in yesterday showing off my fútbol skills with Jayzinho, the ultimate freestyle and professional street fútbol player.

How Four Cities in the Global South are Fighting Youth Unemployment

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

According to the International Labour Organization, over 70 million 15-24 year olds worldwide are unemployed. This issue is particularly prevalent in ...

PHOTOS: Raul de Molina Is Living It Up In Rio

Raul de Molina | Posted 08.19.2014 | Latino Voices
Raul de Molina

Hola from Copacabana, Rio! I'm here in Brazil covering the World Cup for Univision and loving every second of my time at the games! I've been meeting ...

Top 5 Reasons to Watch the 2014 World Cup

Nsenga Burton | Posted 08.12.2014 | Sports
Nsenga Burton

The world is watching to see if Brazil can win the World Cup on their home turf. There are many reasons to watch this sporting event but here are a few.

As If Matters Couldn't Get Worse For The World Cup

AP | JOSHUA GOODMAN | Posted 06.12.2014 | Sports

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Workers at Rio de Janeiro's two airports declared a partial work stoppage beginning at midnight Wednesday, on the eve of the o...

9 Must-See Sites in Rio de Janeiro (Including 4 You've Probably Never Heard Of)

Viator | Posted 08.09.2014 | Travel
Viator

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is one of the world's top destinations. And for good reason. No other city combines quite the mix of jaw-dropping scenery, world-famous beaches, and laid back cosmopolitan cool, as well as some of the planet's most recognizable landmarks.

Blame it on Rio, or Sarajevo?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 08.09.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

War more likely in the Balkans or sex in Brazil, turned into an unexpected UN Security Council debate. Is promiscuity for conflict, sex or soccer something embedded in our genes, culture or environment? Some stereotypes perhaps are better, or more accurately less harmful, but in the end they become a hurdle.

Here's What To Do In The World Cup Host Cities Besides Watch Soccer

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 06.07.2014 | Travel

The 2014 FIFA World Cup begins June 12, and host cities across Brazil are gearing up to welcome hundreds of thousands of travelers. Soccer fans tr...

Why Brazilians Want More From the World Cup

Peggy Goldman | Posted 08.04.2014 | World
Peggy Goldman

Brazil is not ready for the World Cup, and after a $3.5 billion investment in stadiums and infrastructure, no one is more distraught than its own people.

20 Things You Need To Know About Brazil

JustLuxe | Posted 07.22.2014 | Travel
JustLuxe

With FIFA 2014 just around the corner, and the Rio Summer Olympics taking place in 2016, Brazil has been all the buzz around the internet and in co...

Getting Men Involved in Brazil to Break The Cycle of Violence: New Documentary By To The Contrary

Luis Mazariegos | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Luis Mazariegos

Brazil is a country of contradictions. It boasts one of the world's fastest growing economies, yet its poorest inhabitants have not felt this boom. In Rio de Janeiro's favelas, or slums, violence remains a gigantic problem.

Land Titles for the Urban Poor

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Rio de Janeiro is moving forward with the expansion of land titling for its most vulnerable citizens through Minha Casa Minha Vida, the national housing program, and Morar Carioca, the city's urban upgrading program.

Cinco de Mayo: A Different Take

Khanh Ho | Posted 07.06.2014 | Impact
Khanh Ho

Most people just don't know what Cinco de Mayo is about, beyond the fact that it is an excuse to guzzle tequila. They do not know that the event commemorates an heroic battle for the city of Puebla. Not Mexican Independence Day.

Using New Technology to Give Voice to the Voiceless

Robert Muggah | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
Robert Muggah

The consequences of violence for young people are far-reaching, spanning generations. Exposure to an assault and abuse does not only leave physical scars.

IOC Vice President: Rio's Olympic Prep The 'Worst' Ever

AP | JOHN PYE | Posted 06.29.2014 | Sports

In an unusually blunt public warning, a vice president of the International Olympic Committee on Tuesday called the delayed preparations for the 2016 ...

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.