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PHOTOS: Experiencing The Spirit Of Carnival

Olivia Katrandjian | Posted 05.02.2012 | Travel
Olivia Katrandjian

In Rio, wings made of brightly-colored feathers glittered on the backs of women wearing little more than jeweled bikinis.

PHOTOS: Carnival Takes To The Streets

Sam Wolson | Posted 05.03.2012 | Travel
Sam Wolson

The beautiful women in exuberant, tiny dresses with massive head décor that often represent Carnival in popular media, unfortunately, belong only to the formal part of the festival.

Rio Officials: Stop Peeing In Public

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2012 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 21 (Reuters) - An oil-led economic boom, hosting of the 2014 soccer World Cup and the 2016 Olympics, and a plunge in violent cri...

PHOTOS: Rio De Janeiro Goes Carnival Crazy

Posted 02.21.2012 | Travel

Rio de Janeiro lit up over the weekend as Brazil was consumed by Carnival fever and the country's numerous samba schools took to the street. The festi...

PHOTOS: 8 Best Party Beaches In The World

BootsnAll | Posted 04.22.2012 | Travel
BootsnAll

Expect to see voluptuous topless ladies, as some of the most beautiful people in the world are on display here.

LOOK: Beatles Party At Rio Carnival

AP | JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 04.21.2012 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — English speakers got their moment in the Carnival sun on Monday as a wild, Beatles-themed street party let them shake it up, b...

Bigger, Brighter, Better Organized?

AP | By JULIANA BARBASSA | Posted 04.18.2012 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Showered in confetti and flanked by sequined samba queens, Rio's mayor symbolically relinquished control of the city to its rotund C...

PHOTOS: Brazil's Carnival Bigger Than Ever

AP | By JULIANA BARBASSA | Posted 04.18.2012 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO -- The globe's biggest Carnival bash opens Friday, and it promises to be an even bigger blowout this year, with 20 percent more tourist...

PHOTOS: Just In Time For Carnival, A Beginner's Guide To Rio

AP | By JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 02.15.2012 | Travel

RIO DE JANEIRO -- "Brazil is not for beginners," the late, great Brazilian composer Tom Jobim once quipped. Nowhere does the remark hold more true tha...

Carnival Confidential... Rio Governor Emerges From Strikes as Presidential Contender

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 04.15.2012 | World
Eric Ehrmann

Although patchwork agreements with police unions have bought a temporary and and uneasy peace in Bahia and Rio, law and order is now the key issue Brazil's 2014 presidential race.

'I'm Flattered To Represent Chubby Women'

Posted 02.13.2012 | World

Brazil brings to mind a number of things: Beautiful women like Giselle Bunchen, Adriana Lima or Alessandra Ambrosio; and Carnival, the biggest party i...

Ocean Life in the Balance: Will Science Overcome Politics at Rio+20 conference?

Susan Lieberman, Ph.D | Posted 04.14.2012 | Science
Susan Lieberman, Ph.D

According to the UN's most recent "State of the World's Fisheries and Aquaculture" report, 85 percent of fish stocks are "fully exploited, overexploited, depleted, or recovering from depletion" -- the highest ever recorded.

PHOTOS: Carnival Goes To The Dogs

AP | By JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 04.13.2012 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Most pre-Carnival street parties in Brazil are all about samba, but the moves on display at Sunday's Blocao parade were focused more...

Can Brazil Keep The Peace?

AP | JULIANA BARBASSA | Posted 04.11.2012 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO — A strike by Rio police a week ahead of Carnival celebrations is drawing attention to a deeply troubled force in which low wages...

The Independent Traveler's Guide To Carnival

Off Track Planet | Posted 04.04.2012 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Arguably the greatest party on the planet, Rio's Carnaval falls right at the top of every partier's puke bucket list. Here's how to do it right.

Building Collapse Spells Concern For Rio's World Cup, Olympics

AP | By JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 04.02.2012 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Enormous buildings suddenly collapse in this Olympic city's center, killing 17. A manhole explodes near Copacabana Beach, severely b...

Death Toll From Building Collapse In Rio Rises To 17

AP | STAN LEHMAN | Posted 03.29.2012 | World

SAO PAULO — Firefighters pulled more bodies from the rubble of three collapsed buildings in downtown Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, raising the dea...

Rescuers Search For Survivors After Buildings Collapse In Rio

AP | JULIANA BARBASSA | Posted 03.28.2012 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO — Rescue workers feverishly dug through the wreckage of three downtown buildings Friday, hunting for survivors of a collapse that...

WATCH: Video Captures Devastating Rio Buildings Collapse

Posted 03.27.2012 | World

Footage recorded by a security camera has captured the devastating collapse of three buildings that has left at least 6 people dead in Rio de Janeiro,...

WATCH: Multistory Building Collapses In Rio De Janeiro

AP | JULIANA BARBASSA | Posted 03.27.2012 | World

Rio De Janeiro Building Collapses (VIDEO)

At Least 28 Killed In Brazilian Mudslides

AP | VICTOR CAIVANO | Posted 03.11.2012 | World

JAMAPARA, Brazil — A mudslide caused by two days of downpours has killed at least 13 people in a small town in southeastern Brazil, and another ...

Crack Dens In Rio Take A Hit

Posted 12.30.2011 | World

By Taylor Barnes and Jimmy Chalk, GlobalPost A shirtless 10-year-old boy walks among the dozens of crack users gathered along the trashed roc...

A Getaway Weekend In Rio de Janeiro

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 02.18.2012 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

Rio is rich with more than shopping, eating and people-watching. There is a thriving arts, cultural and nightlife experience in all sectors of the city.

Witnessing Change In Rio's Favelas

James Denselow | Posted 02.15.2012 | Travel
James Denselow

The localized version of justice run by the traficos led to an incredibly low level of crime within the favelas. Just three weeks after their departure residents spoke of increasing rate of crime.

Brazil Oil Spill: Official Sees Big Fine In Chevron's Future

AP | TALES AZZONI | Posted 01.21.2012 | Green

SAO PAULO — Brazil's environmental agency said Monday it will fine Chevron nearly $28 million for a continuing oil spill off the Rio de Janeiro ...