Happy favelas in Brazil
A survey conducted in 63 slums, or favelas, in 35 cities throughout Brazil, shows that 94 percent of favela residents say they are happy, and three thirds would not leave their neighborhood if their income doubled, in spite of being strongly critical ...
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Global Warming to Be Monitored by Brazil Amazon’s Giant Tower
Construction has begun on a giant observation tower in the heart of the Amazon basin to monitor climate change. The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory is expected to rise 325 meters (1,066 feet) from the ground. 
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Wind Power to Increase as Energy Player in Brazil
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Due to the surge in industrial activity in the last few decades, Brazil has began to worry about its current energy sources and has started to invest in new, complementary sources to meet its energy needs. On
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Activists Urge Brazil to Stop Killing of Amazon Dolphins
Activists from the Friends of the Manatee Association (Ampa) have placed a 12-meter-tall inflatable dolphin dummy outside the National Congress. The act was staged as part of a campaign entitled Red Alert, which aims to urge the Ministry of Environmen...
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Rio 2016 Olympic Volunteer Registration Open
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Both Brazilians and foreigners can now register as volunteers for the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games. Registration opened on the Brazilian National Day of the Volunteer, Thursday August 28th, and wil
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Residency Procedure to Become Easier in Brazil: Daily
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Tuesday, August 19th the Brazilian Ministry of Justice announced in the Official Gazette that the procedure for foreign residency in Brazil will become easier for those that apply. Many foreigners previo
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What Jamie Oliver’s Brazilian gaffe tells us about our deep emotions over food
The chirpy TV chef shocked his fans in Brazil with a forthright opinion on the local confectionery, but over-emotional attachments to odd national dishes are universal

Love him or hate him, there's no escaping the fact that Jamie Oliver is a global success, and no less so in Brazil,

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New Tours Discover the Street Art of Rio de Janeiro
By Lauren Hogan, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Street art in Rio gives new meaning to the expression ‘painting the town’ with the vast number of scrawls and spray paintings that color the city. Now with the help of Brazilian pair Julia Murad and Nina
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Charity fights for the rights of street children in Brazil
Claudia Cabral, founder of Terra dos Homens, on the social workers and psychologists trying to help 24,000 children in appalling conditions
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