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Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

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  • Pope Francis counsels young prisoners in Brazil

    RIO DE JANEIRO — In a rare moment shielded from the world’s eyes, Pope Francis on Friday privately counseled young prisoners from several Rio de Janeiro jails, who in turn used the visit to draw attention to one of the most notorious massacres...
  • Pope Francis urges social change in Brazil -- without violence

    RIO DE JANEIRO--Pope Francis on Saturday seemed to endorse Brazilian demonstrators who have filled the streets here in recent weeks, urging government leaders to work to redress severe social inequities that cripple society. But he also told young...
  • As police move in on Rio's favelas, a drug lord seeks amnesty

     
    SAO PAULO, Brazil -– As authorities move to bring some of Rio de Janeiro’s worst slums under their control, the leader of a powerful drug-trafficking gang there has announced he wants to turn over his weapons and the territory he commands to...
  • Brazil for free

    Brazil for free
    During a rare tour of the United States, Brazilian superstar Seu Jorge this Saturday will bring his light bossa-nova grooves to downtown Hollywood. Seu Jorge, best known for his Portuguese covers of David Bowie songs in the 2004 film "The Life Aquatic...
  • Mundial Moves Into Brazil (EXCLUSIVE)

    MADRID -- Teaming Stuart Ford's IM Global and Mexico and L.A.-based Canana -- headed by Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna and Pablo Cruz -- new sales-financing venture Mundial has entered Brazil. Taking world sales rights on Fernando Coimbra's drama-...
  • In Brazil, fine art draws crowds from favelas to fairs to museums

    In Brazil, fine art draws crowds from favelas to fairs to museums
    RIO DE JANEIRO — Instead of playing in the dirty streets after school, one hot afternoon kids in a local favela, or slum¸ are led into a giant space with bright, high white walls. Assistants lead them around, nudging them to engage with original...
  • Smaller legs of world cruises can be a deal

    Smaller legs of world cruises can be a deal
    The British couple — she in a long black dress, he in a traditional tux — leaned against the elevator's polished wood paneling as they headed back to their cabin after an evening performance in the main showroom. Embarrassed at my casual...
  • Visiting Rio de Janeiro

    THE BEST WAY TO RIO DE JANEIRO From LAX, connecting service (change of plane) to Rio is offered on American, United, Delta, US Airways, COPA and LAN Airlines. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $958, including taxes and fees. For visa requirements,...
  • Brazil mudslide survivors dig for their loved ones; 700 reported killed

     
    The death toll keeps rising as the mud is cleared in Brazil. More than 700 people have been reported killed in flash floods and mudslides last week in the state of Rio de Janeiro. More than 14,000 are homeless in one of the worst natural disasters in...
  • 'Fast Five' movie premiere: Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson go to Rio

     
    "Fast Five," the new movie in "The Fast and the Furious" street-racing franchise, premiered in Rio de Janeiro the same day the movie "Rio" opened in the U.S. "Fast Five" stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson and more hit the...
  • Anna Kournikova to host NBC’s Biggest Loser?

     
    After a long break from the public eye, Anna Kournikova is rumored to join NBC's Biggest Loser as a celebrity trainer according to the Examiner and USA Today....
  • Brazilian forces take control of Rio's largest slum

     
    Brazilian forces swept into Rio de Janeiro’s largest slum on Sunday. The operation in Rocinha is part of an effort to drive out heavily armed drug gangs and improve security in the seaside city in preparation for the soccer World Cup in 2014 and the...