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PHOTOS: The Best Images From Brazil's Carnival

Posted 02.13.2013 | World

Rio Carnival: The words alone conjure images of half-naked (or some fraction greater than half) samba dancers, kaleidoscopes of color and surreal floa...

Rio's Samba Schools Pull Out All The Stops For Carnival

AP | Posted 02.12.2013 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Rio de Janeiro's samba schools vied for the title of the year's best Monday in an over-the-top, all-night-long Carnival parade at th...

Give The Urban Poor Opportunity, Not Just Charity

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 04.11.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Providing the poor and marginalized with employment is the best way to help them lift themselves out of poverty.

LOOK: Sneak Peek At Río De Janeiro's Carnaval

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 02.07.2013 | Latino Voices

Vai chegar o Carnaval do Rio de Janeiro! As thousands of tourists flock south for Brazil’s famous pre-Lenten celebration, samba schools give...

LOOK: Ridiculous Photos From Rio's Dog Carnival

AP | JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 02.05.2013 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO -- The crowd at the Blocao Carnival street party Sunday was a decidedly mixed one. Roughly half the revelers were humans, the other hal...

PHOTOS: The World's Best Carnival Parties

Travel + Leisure | Posted 04.06.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

To gain converts, the early Christian church incorporated pagan practices, tying them to the period of abstinence known as Lent.

Rio's Mosaic Of QR Codes

AP | Posted 01.28.2013 | Travel

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Rio de Janeiro is mixing technology with tradition to provide tourists information about the city by embedding bar codes into the bl...

Brazil Favelas Find New Home On Maps

AP | JULIANA BARBASSA | Posted 01.22.2013 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Look at most maps of Rio de Janeiro. The beaches are easy to spot, as are the iconic ocean-front neighborhoods of Copacabana and Ipa...

Rio's 'Love Hotels' Clean Up

AP | JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 01.18.2013 | Travel

RIO DE JANEIRO -- One worker strips mirrored paneling off the ceiling, as another pries up the fiberglass shell of a whirlpool bath. A third man takes...

Indigenous Squatters Resists Eviction In Brazil

AP | JULIANA BARBASSA | Posted 01.14.2013 | Latino Voices

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Police in riot gear surrounded a settlement of indigenous people next to Rio de Janeiro's storied Maracana stadium on Saturday, prep...

Rio's Favelas Turn From No-Go To Must-Buy

AP | JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 01.13.2013 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Five years ago, Rio de Janeiro's "favela" hillside slums had such a bad rap that they were virtual no-go zones, where drug lords lai...

Health Interventions and Local Mores: Approaches to Effective Intervention

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 03.12.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

What impact do local traditions have on health indicators? How can modern approaches be paired with indigenous customs to improve the health of communities? These are some of the questions that our correspondents set out to answer.

WATCH: Helicopter Crashes Just Off Famous Beach

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.02.2013 | World

Onlookers at Rio de Janeiro's famous Copacabana beach captured a frightening spectacle on video Saturday when a rescue helicopter crashed into the oce...

Best New Year's Eve Party Towns

U.S. News Travel | Posted 03.02.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

There are plenty of other cities ringing in 2013 in a truly memorable fashion. We've scoured the globe for hot spots where you won't just be another face in a televised crowd, but where you can really kick off an exciting new year in style.

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: 11 South American Adventures

Viator | Posted 01.25.2013 | Travel
Viator

Whether you're looking to dive with sharks, bike precarious paths overlooking steep cliffs, venture deep into the world's largest jungle or trek for days on end through unworldly terrain, this continent has you covered.

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.

Why Buildings Are Smarter Than You Think

Dave Bartlett | Posted 01.19.2013 | Green
Dave Bartlett

In the U.S., buildings account for around 40 percent of our energy consumption. Yet, they waste 50 percent of that energy. A depressing set of numbers? To me, it's an opportunity.

Fuerza Bicicleta: Urban Biking in Latin America

Patrick McGinnis | Posted 01.12.2013 | Green
Patrick McGinnis

With the advent of bike sharing programs in major metropolises such as Paris, London and Barcelona, every citizen of a city, whether that person owns a bike or not, is now a potential biker. As a result, bike safe and bike-centric urban programs have become highly relevant to a much larger audience.

Great Global Style in Rio de Janeiro and at Sao Paolo Fashion Week

Aslaug Magnusdottir | Posted 01.08.2013 | Style
Aslaug Magnusdottir

I just recently completed a trip to Brazil to explore their two emerging capitals of fashion and style: Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.

Microsoft Goes To Rio!

AP | Posted 01.08.2013 | Technology

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Microsoft says it is investing $100 million in a new technology center in Rio de Janeiro. The center is to hous...

PHOTOS: New Book Explores Rio's Favelas

Posted 09.21.2012 | Travel

A new photo-heavy book, Inside the Favelas, explores with great depth the shantytown neighborhoods of Rio de Janeiro. Photographer and author Dougl...

PHOTO: Cemetery Of African Slaves Honored In Brazil

AP | JULIANA BARBASSA | Posted 09.15.2012 | Black Voices

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Wearing full-skirted white dresses and turbans, the religious leaders chanted blessings and sprinkled water on the concrete floor of...

Parabens! Celebrate Brazil's Independence Day (RECIPES)

Posted 09.07.2012 | Latino Voices

Parabens amigão! Celebrate Brazil's Independence Day today with caipirinhas and a feast -- maybe a little samba too. Saudades do Brasil? (do you m...

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...