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Rio de Janiero

Viva the Cariocas! Ten days in Rio hosted by our friendly carioca Nando (or Naandu) for a feast of food, swims, sights and various delights, along with his beau, Anna. 362 more words

Mrs Ape

That one time I smuggled a wheelchair into Brasil

In 2004 I was going with a group down to Sao Paulo Brasil to fit people for wheelchairs. The crate of wheelchairs was going to show up late do to some shady business and we decided to improvise. 418 more words


World Cup Controversy

By: Justin Hockaday

The roar of the crowd pulsated through television sets, eardrums and the hearts of millions across the globe. In the proverbial City of God, Rio de Janiero, Brazil the climactic religious event unfolded before millions. 1,965 more words


Adventure Day in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janiero is one of the most picturesque cities in the world. After spending over a month traveling in Argentina where there were almost no people of color, it was really refreshing to arrive to a city where I could blend in amongst the many shades of people. 272 more words

Travel Log

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