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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 07.28.2014 | 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...

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 | Home
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.