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10 Sublime Escapes to the Winter Sun of Latin America

Jacada Travel | Posted 11.25.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Make the most of Latin America's summer months - from January to March - by retreating to its sun-soaked beaches, mountains and vibrant cities.

Brazil and South Africa Are Addicted to Gun Violence

Robert Muggah | Posted 11.24.2014 | World
Robert Muggah

There is nothing inevitable about gun violence. And while the scandalously high rates of murder in both Brazil and South Africa are treated by many as "normal," there are encouraging signs of change. Targeted crime prevention measures and public health interventions pursued in both countries are cause for cautious optimism.

The Sexiest Nude Beach Ever?!

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 11.17.2014 | Travel

Joy to the nudies! The Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro got its first official nudist beach this week, in what one activist calls a "courageous de...

Study: Brazilian Police Kill Average Of 6 People A Day

AP | Posted 11.11.2014 | World

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police killed more than 11,000 people between 2009 and 2013 for an average of six killings a day, a public safety NGO sai...

The Boy On The Bus Who Changed My Perspective

Angela Conway | Posted 11.11.2014 | Travel
Angela Conway

There are some things that are very meaningful and happen when you least expect it. I guess, like angels, some people just sweep into your life and leave imprints that give you a little bit of understanding, and it is for us to learn from it, and pass it along. I know there wasn't much that I did for the boy on the bus but there was a lot that he did for me.

An Action Plan to Help Sick Kids Break out of Poverty

Skoll Foundation | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact
Skoll Foundation

In the long term, Brazil Child Health aspires to scale its proven methodology, making it available globally to break the cycle of misery and poverty that impacts so many families facing serious health and social barriers.

Cities and Nations Must Collaborate to Fight Climate Change

Anne Hidalgo | Posted 11.22.2014 | Green
Anne Hidalgo

From Rio to Paris to Istanbul to Durban to Seoul, city mayors are already making great progress in reducing greenhouse-gas emissions and minimizing climate risks.

Christ The Redeemer Turns Green For People's Climate March

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.20.2014 | Religion

Rio de Janeiro's iconic Christ the Redeemer statue got a makeover to honor climate activism as the UN's Climate Summit approaches on Tuesday. Typic...

Gunmen Apologize While Robbing Rio Archbishop

AP | Posted 09.16.2014 | Religion

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro escaped injury during a robbery by three gunmen, the city's archdiocese said Tue...

Brazil's Killing Fields

Robert Muggah | Posted 11.10.2014 | Crime
Robert Muggah

Brazil is the world's murder capital. Its grisly toll cannot be put down to a so-called culture of violence. To the contrary: These preventable deaths are a result of policy failures. Brazil's violent crime wave can be reversed.

No World Cup? Brazil Is Still a Must-See Destination (Photos)

Stephanie Be | Posted 10.14.2014 | Travel
Stephanie Be

No, FIFA and the Olympics aren't stimulating the economy. I'm not suggesting that you shouldn't enjoy the events because of the injustice. I'm advising you that the framing of the events as a stimulant for positive tourism is misleading.

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.

World Cup Photo Diary: The Night Before the Big Game

Raul de Molina | Posted 09.12.2014 | Latino Voices
Raul de Molina

Last night I attended a party given by Hublot watches and Romero Britto at what he called the most beautiful mansion in Rio, located in the Santa Tere...

A "Brazillion" Reasons To Visit Brazil... World Cup Or Not

trivago | Posted 09.13.2014 | Travel
trivago

You didn't make it to Brazil for the World Cup? No worries! The South American nation's beautiful beaches, cosmopolitan cities and natural wonders are worth the trip no matter when you decide to go.

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 ...