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Who Says We Can't Change the World -- Watch Us!

Michele Hunt | Posted 10.24.2012 | Impact
Michele Hunt

In the mist of all the chaos, conflict, negativism and cynicism surrounding us, there is a rising movement to transform our world into one that values and respects all people, life and all that gifts that nature has given us.

Notorious Slum Drug Dealers Ban Crack

AP | JULIANA BARBASSA | Posted 08.22.2012 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Business was brisk in the Mandela shantytown on a recent night. In the glow of a weak light bulb, customers pawed through packets of...

And The World's Most Urbanized Region Is...

AP | JULIANA BARBASSA | Posted 08.21.2012 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Nearly nine out of 10 Latin Americans will live in cities by the year 2050, and the region should use this moment of economic stabil...

Fire Burns Largest Private Art Collection In Brazil

AP | bb | Posted 08.14.2012 | Arts

RIO DE JANEIRO -- A fire in Rio de Janeiro has gutted an apartment that housed what experts say is one of the largest and best private art collections...

Making the 2016 Rio Olympics Better

The Black Sheep Online | Posted 10.09.2012 | Comedy
The Black Sheep Online

Instead of these run-of-the-mill-seen-them-a-thousand-times-and-I'm-bored-to-tears events, perhaps the 2016 Olympics, held in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro, can feature several events never before seen in an Olympic arena.

I'm the Guy Who Made Christina Hendricks Laugh

Tony Sachs | Posted 10.06.2012 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

I was in Rio to cover the Diageo Reserve World Class global bartending final. She was in Rio to promote Johnnie Walker's high-end Blue Label whisky, for which she is the spokeswoman. I scored an interview with her -- a five-minute interview, but an interview nonetheless.

Rio, On The Rocks: At The World Class Global Final Bartending Extravaganza

Tony Sachs | Posted 09.24.2012 | Food
Tony Sachs

A combination training program and competition now in its fourth year, this moveable feast for the liver had over 15,000 barmen and barwomen participating from every corner of the globe.

PHOTOS: An Abandoned Theme Park In Rio

Untapped Cities | Posted 07.19.2012 | Travel
Untapped Cities

Opened in 1998, the park closed after a 61-year old woman fell to her death on a ride. Terra Encantada has been empty since. But it won't remain in this state for long -- the site is ripe for redevelopment in preparation for the Olympics.

Business Corps Volunteers Advance Long-Term Development in Rio

Laura Horton | Posted 09.16.2012 | Impact
Laura Horton

We know that healthy communities and investment in workforce development are good for business. And after six months of work, the International Business Corps is already producing tremendous results for the NGOs, companies, corporate volunteers, and communities in Rio de Janeiro.

Brazil Needs to Grow Up and Do It Quickly

Marcello Arrambide | Posted 07.10.2012 | World
Marcello Arrambide

I have been living in Brazil for roughly three months and realized that Brazil is still going through puberty, finding itself playing at the big kids table when in fact, it is not a big kid yet.

Finding Hope Down in the Dump: A Visit with Tiao Carlos dos Santos, Champion of Rio Garbage Pickers

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 08.29.2012 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Jardim Gramacho is no longer the densely populated village of scavengers and recyclers captured so provocatively in the film Waste Land. One of the largest open-air landfills on the planet, the facility was recently closed just weeks before The Rio + 20 Earth Summit.

WATCH: The Dark Side Of Brazil's World Cup

Posted 06.28.2012 | World

Editor's note: This article is one of several reports examining abuses ahead of the 2014 World Cup published by Publica, a Brazilian investigative jou...

At Rio+20 Earth Summit, Two Places Where World Leaders Should Start

Frances Beinecke | Posted 08.20.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

World leaders are arriving here in Rio to address some of the most daunting issues facing our planet. To be sure, the myriad problems we now face because we haven't taken more action to address global warming and sustainable development can seem daunting. Here's where to start.

The U.N. 'Sustainability' Conference -- What Are We Sustaining?

Peter Jay Brown | Posted 08.19.2012 | Green
Peter Jay Brown

Technology, although nice, is not the answer. Just because we can play God and produce designer foods, "fake" meat in factories, and unusually fast-growing fish, should we? This is a question that each of us needs to answer before it is too late.

The Promises of Rio

Kathleen Rogers | Posted 08.18.2012 | Green
Kathleen Rogers

Rio+20 is a historic chance to move away from business-as-usual and end environmental destruction, reduce poverty, jumpstart the green economy and chart a course to a sustainable future. But the outlook is bleak.

PHOTOS: One Of The World's Largest Dumps Is No More

AP | JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 08.01.2012 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO — One of the world's largest open-air landfills, a vast, seaside mountain of trash where thousands of people have made a living s...

17-Year-Old Wins "Date with History": An All Star Salute, Trip to Rio, and Chance to Save the World

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 07.25.2012 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Brittany Trilford, a 17 year old school girl from Wellington, New Zealand is the winner of an international search for a person under the age of 30 to represent youth and future generations at the Earth Summit this June 20-22 in Rio De Janeiro.

How Green is My Occupy? Rio+20 Enviromentalists Team With #OWS

Jerry Ashton | Posted 05.17.2012 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Occupy is rallying its foot soldiers as well as a major online army to see that the upcoming U.N. Rio+20 Earth Summit. I imagine that in the Main Street Media, this will be billed as, "Tree Huggers Meet Wall Street Bashers."

American Tourist Detained In Rio Over $3000 Cocktail Bill

AP | Posted 07.11.2012 | Travel

RIO DE JANEIRO — Police in Brazil say an American tourist was detained for several hours after trying to leave Rio de Janeiro without paying hi...

Birth in Brazil

Ricki Lake | Posted 05.07.2012 | Impact
Ricki Lake

The cultural fear is so intense that many Brazilian women are terrified of experiencing even the slightest contraction and believe that a vaginal birth will damage their bodies irreparably. Secondly, the physicians and pediatricians do not practice in groups and must be on call for their private patients 24/7.

'Clean Rio'

AP | FLORA CHARNER | Posted 07.03.2012 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO — Officials in Rio de Janeiro are trying to make one of the globe's most beautiful cities even more stunning. Some 50 workers be...

At Rio+20 Earth Summit, Governments Must "Show Us the Money"

Richard Steiner | Posted 06.04.2012 | Green
Richard Steiner

For decades, our collective "ecological footprint" has exceeded what the Earth can sustainably provide, now by over 50 percent. This may be our last best chance to deal seriously with the global environmental crisis before it is too late.

Rio De Janeiro And The "Waters of March"

Patrick McGinnis | Posted 05.26.2012 | Travel
Patrick McGinnis

This is the rainiest month in Rio and the waters that wash away the residue of Carnival also usher in the school year, a return to work and all of the things that September means for Americans.

LOOK: Guess What Prince Harry's Up To In Brazil

AP | sl/jc | Posted 03.10.2012 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Prince Harry began his second day in Brazil running a one-mile (1.6 kilometer) race and playing rugby in Rio de Janeiro's Flamengo b...

PHOTOS: The Legalization Of Street Art In Rio de Janeiro

Michelle Young | Posted 05.09.2012 | Travel
Michelle Young

Rio de Janeiro has been particularly progressive in its policy towards street art -- with beautiful results to show for its efforts.