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Rio De Janeiro

Cities and Nations Must Collaborate to Fight Climate Change

Anne Hidalgo | Posted 09.22.2014 | 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 09.10.2014 | 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 08.14.2014 | 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 ...

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...