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Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

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  • Brazilian Man Survives Pole Piercing His Skull

    Brazilian Man Survives Pole Piercing His Skull
    RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (KTLA) -- A 24-year-old man in Brazil is fortunate to be alive after he was impaled with a metal bar through his head. A six-foot metal bar fell from the fifth floor of a building and pierced the construction worker's head....
  • 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...
  • Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Rio de Janeiro

    Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Rio de Janeiro
    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - From white sandy beaches to a bustling center to vibrant rainforests on the sprawling hills, Rio de Janeiro has something for everyone who visits. Home to over 6 million people, Brazil's second biggest city has a vibrant and...
  • Brazil state struggles with poverty despite rich natural resources

     
    Brazil’s huge northern state of Pará is about three times the size of California, home to much of the Amazon rain forest and is the second-largest producer of the nation's most important export, iron ore. But poverty levels are well above the...
  • 3 large buildings collapse in Brazil; at least 3 dead, 20 missing

     
    Rescue workers in Brazil were searching for survivors Thursday after three large buildings collapsed in downtown Rio de Janeiro, killing at least three people and leaving 20 or more missing....
  • Brazil may offer visitors thrills, but there's nothing cheap about it

     
    For those still clinging to the notion that South America provides cheap, exotic experiences to foreign visitors, arriving in Brazil these days can be a bit of shock. São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, the country's biggest cities, are more expensive for the...
  • Chevron faces millions of dollars in fines for oil leak off Brazil

     
    Brazil Oil Spill Chevron: Brazil's environmental agency says Chevron will be fined nearly $28 million for an oil spill at a well off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. An investigation into the leak, which began Nov. 7, is ongoing. Penalties against Chevron...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 11 Children Dead in Brazil School Shooting Massacre

    11 Children Dead in Brazil School Shooting Massacre
    RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Thursday's massacre of 11 students at a Brazilian school could have been even worse, were it not for the heroic actions of a military policeman, according to a statement from the Rio de Janeiro state governor's office. Third...