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Is Rio de Janeiro Safe?

J.J. Stranko | Posted 02.19.2017 | Travel
J.J. Stranko

Rio de Janeiro is the world's most alluring hot mess. It's everything you expect it to be: edgy, stratified, stiflingly humid, crowded, exhilarating. But it's also everything you don't expect it to be: friendly, relaxing, accessible, human, bucolic even.

WATCH: This Dog In Brazil Probably Plays Soccer Way Better Than You

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 01.30.2016 | Weird News

Move over Neymar, there's a new Brazilian soccer star in town. Border collie Scotch is turning heads with his tantalizing skills. The three-year-old h...

'Globeleza' Insists On Representing Black Women As Mere Sex Objects

Lorena Monique | Posted 01.28.2017 | Latino Voices
Lorena Monique

Amidst all the beauty and sophistication of Carnival, "Globeleza" insists on representing black women as mere sex objects.

Brazilian Cartoonist Carlos Latuff Takes Aim Globally

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.16.2017 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

He punches hard, he's opinionated, his commentary is biting, his cartoons are thought provoking, and he doesn't regret being a magnet for nasty criticism. He is Brazilian cartoonist Carlos Latuff who doesn't mince words or hold back on stirring up people, in his country and across continents.

Olympic Track And Field Stadium Loses Power Over Unpaid Bills

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.06.2016 | Sports

The athletes competing in the 2016 Summer Olympics may have bright futures, but the stadium set to host many of them is awfully dim. A payment dispute...

2016: The Year to Take Action

David Saddington | Posted 01.04.2017 | Green
David Saddington

By November it is expected that most countries will have signed up to ratify the Paris agreement and will be well underway implementing their national mitigation and adaptation plans.

7 Amazing Places to Ring in New Year on the Beach

Viator | Posted 12.15.2016 | Travel

Eating, drinking and dancing. These are the three activities that define New Year's Eve across the globe. But some people do them wearing winter jackets, while others get to feel the sand between their toes as the fireworks go off.

It's Complicated: Clarice Lispector and Elizabeth Bishop's fraught relationship

Poetry Foundation | Posted 09.30.2016 | Home
Poetry Foundation

By Alexandra Pechman In 1963, Elizabeth Bishop unwittingly provided the Brazilian fiction writer Clarice Lispector with an ideal blurb: "I think she ...

Rio De Janeiro's LGBT Pride Parade Turns 20 In Spectacular Fashion

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Revelers from all over the world touched down in Rio de Janeiro this past weekend for the 20th anniversary of the LGBT Pride parade, and from the look...

Man In Brazil May Have Contracted Ebola After Recent Guinea Trip

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.11.2015 | Healthy Living

Brazil's Health Minister Marcelo Costa said on Wednesday (November 11) that a 46-year-old man coming from Guinea is being tested for Ebola after offic...

We Sailed Across The Ocean In 30 Days With 2 Children -- And Lived To Tell About It

Janis Couvreux | Posted 11.11.2016 | Fifty
Janis Couvreux

So many questions I have been asked about our 10-year voyage on our sailboat. How do you cross an ocean with a 9-month-old and a 3-year-old? Don't you get bored? Getting bored was not an issue. It's a "survival" mode lifestyle. That was part of the purpose: taking the time to live

Fighting Inequality by Addressing Urban Violence

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 10.26.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Crime, inequality, and urban poverty are highly intertwined. Crime patterns can be both symptoms and drivers of inequality. Informal settlements often epitomize the hot spots of urban violence.

Let the Location Choose You

AK Turner | Posted 10.06.2016 | Travel
AK Turner

In reality, we rarely choose the locations of our travels, and many people who embrace the vagabonding and digital nomad movements will tell you the same. It's less about traveling to the destination of your choice and more about seeing where the world takes you.

Stray Dog Helping Kids Jump Rope Will Make Your Heart Skip

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.02.2015 | Good News

Man's best friend can also be a neighborhood's best playmate. This video of a stray dog helping children jump rope in Brazil is charming the Internet....

With Mera and Don Rubell in Brazil

Simon Watson | Posted 09.05.2016 | Arts
Simon Watson

IT WAS A thrill last April to spend time in São Paulo with legendary art collectors Mera and Don Rubell, who were in town for the SP-Arte art fair. Together, we explored the fair and visited the studios of dozens of hot-and-happening artists.

The Most Popular Countries For Sex Tourism

Oyster | Posted 09.01.2016 | Travel

Each of the following countries have gorgeous and culturally-interesting cities that lure more PG-minded tourists, but they also all have very visible and widespread prostitution that attract visitors of another kind.

13 Olympic Rowers Fall Ill After Competing In Polluted Brazilian Lake

AP | Justin Block | Posted 12.28.2016 | Sports

RIO DE JANEIRO — Thirteen rowers on the 40-member U.S. team came down with stomach illness at the World Junior Rowing Championships — a trial run ...

With Apologies to My Mother

Juliana Barbassa | Posted 07.28.2016 | Home
Juliana Barbassa

Holding my own country to different -- lower -- standards would be the real offense. I expect more, not less, of Brazil.

Youth as Engines of Change

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 07.24.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

For cities across the Global South with rapidly-growing populations, youth are widely seen as holding the keys to the future. At the same time, however, they typically face higher rates of unemployment than the rest of the population.

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

Robert Muggah | Posted 07.20.2016 | Home
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 Seat at the Table: Demanding a Voice in Development

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 07.02.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Across the Global South, there is a slowly growing understanding that nobody can know the challenges and needs of the urban poor better than the urban poor themselves.

Two Birds With One Stone: Transforming Waste Into Biofuel

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 05.11.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Around the global south, cities struggle to provide electricity and energy to all their residents, and unsurprisingly, the poorest residents are most likely to remain disconnected from formal power systems. Many of the same cities also face an immense garbage challenge: what to do with overwhelming amounts of unsanitary and even toxic waste.

Designing the 5th Wall: Don't Forget to Look Up

Bonnie McCarthy | Posted 05.01.2016 | HuffPost Home
Bonnie McCarthy

Michelangelo did it in a church. Marie Antoinette did it with mirrors -- but somewhere along the way the rest of us forgot to look up -- and paying attention to ceiling design faded mostly into history.

In Brazil, Police Violence Claims Black and Poor Victims

Paulo Roberto Junior | Posted 06.10.2015 | Black Voices
Paulo Roberto Junior

We cannot continue to allow citizens to be killed every day in cold blood because we consider confrontations between cops and criminals to be "natural."

Rising Stars of Rap: Pearls Negras | Posted 03.11.2015 | Arts

Long gone are the days where women were merely background accessories to rap videos. "Women can handle rap too, we're standing up for women's power."