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First Stop: Rio de Janeiro

Wed 4th March: We landed in Rio, got our bags after a speedy boarder stamp, grabbed a pre-paid taxi (BR128 – a bit more than expected) and got to the hostel – bloody hell it was hot! 997 more words


Brazil detains alleged deforestation king of Amazon

RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazil has detained a land-grabber thought to be the Amazon’s single biggest deforester, the country’s environmental protection agency said.

The Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources said Ezequiel Antonio Castanha, who was detained Saturday in the state of Para, operated a network that illegally seized federal lands, clear-cut them and sold them to cattle grazers. 202 more words


The Teeth

A lot of people in Brazil keep dogs, they are popular as pets, but also serve rather well as protection in a country where barred windows and eight-foot fences are, regrettably, the norm. 714 more words


Paulo Coelho

Please welcome Paulo Coelho to my blog!

No, I didn’t get to interview him but I am participating in a promo blast. So have a seat and learn about the world known author of numerous books. 297 more words

Brazilian man says he killed dozens of women

(CNN) — A Brazilian man has confessed to killing 39 women in the Rio de Janeiro region, police said Thursday — shocking claims that, if confirmed, would make him one of the most prolific serial killers in the country’s history. 294 more words