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Rio De Janeiro

Ahead Of World Cup, Brazil Forces Group Of Indigenous People Out Of Museum Complex

AP | JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 05.22.2013 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO — Pandemonium broke out in the shadow of Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium on Friday as riot police raided an old museum that aut...

Museum Set To Focus On Contemporary Latin American Art

AP | JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 05.21.2013 | Arts

RIO DE JANEIRO — Long a cultural backwater, Rio de Janeiro has taken another leap toward becoming an art hot spot with this week's opening of a ...

Rio Gets A New Art Museum

AP | By JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 03.01.2013 | Arts

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Picture-postcard Guanabara Bay is the main attraction of the Olympic city's newest cultural center. The Rio Art Museum commands a v...

Informality: The Invisible Divider Between Urban Residents

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 04.24.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Because residents of informal settlements in Mexico City are under constant threat of eviction, they do not make infrastructure necessary investments, thereby reducing their health and quality of life.

Floating Schools and Green Mortgages: Constructions to Help the Urban Poor

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

As slums, schools, and homes are designed and built in cities across the developing world, the urban poor are making use of new and innovative approaches to construction.

After The Party, Rio On Cleanup Duty As Carnival Ends

AP | JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 04.15.2013 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO — The world's Carnival capital picked up the pieces on Wednesday, after five straight days of decadent samba school parades, rauc...

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 07.28.2014 | 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.