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Porcupine falls on woman's head

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazillian woman finds herself the victim of a freak accident as a porcupine falls from the sky and lands onto her head.
In the Media by Sylvannia Soulet - 6 comments

Op-Ed: World Cup continues to be a reminder of government neglect

Rio De Janeiro - Fifa is hoping that once the first ball is kicked into a goal in 2014, people will forget all the disasters, protests and deaths that led up to the World Cup.
In the Media by Nicole Froio

Continuation of whistleblower 'No-Fly Zone' policy and other news

London - The Government Accountability Project (GAP) has released a statement about the detention of David Miranda, Brazilian national and partner of whistleblower journalist Glenn Greenwald, and the Guardian reports an attack on its computers in the UK by GCHQ.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Murder of Spaniard in Brazil may be linked to environment crimes

Rio De Janeiro - The body of 49-year-old Spaniard, Gonzalo Alonso Hernández, was found on Tuesday night in a park near his home in Rio de Janeiro state in Brazil, where he has been living for the past 10 years with his wife.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Forget priests, let’s have some female NFL coaches

Since becoming the head guy in The Vatican, Pope Francis has pulled a bigger beach crowd than the Rolling Stones, walked through slums, and washed and kissed the feet of prisoners.
In the Media by John David Powell

Spain & Brazil teams give signed shirts to Nelson Mandela

Rio De Janeiro - Autographed commemorative football shirts are to be given to ailing former South African President Nelson Mandela by the Confederations Cup finalists, Spain and Brazil.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Video: Photojournalist's unique capture of Brazilian protests

Rio De Janeiro - Michel de Souza is a Brazilian photojournalist. He has captured the protests in Rio over the last few days in a very unique and artistic way. His video is titled "In the Eye of the Hurricane."
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Foreign tourist raped on Rio de Janeiro minibus

Rio De Janeiro - A foreign tourist who was visiting Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was raped and robbed on a minibus, according to Brazilian police.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Rio de Janeiro's mosaic sidewalks contain barcodes that link info

Rio De Janeiro - QR codes can now be spotted just about anywhere. Rio de Janeiro has taken this technology and incorporated it into its traditional mosaic sidewalks, thus making a tourist attraction that not only looks nice, but puts information at vistors' fingertips.
In the Media by Abigail Prendergast - 1 comment

Chilean artist Jorge Selarón found dead at own mosaic stairway

Rio De Janeiro - The Chilean artist Jorge Selarón, based in Rio de Janeiro since 1983, was found dead today in the historic district of Lapa, on the steps of the mosaic and mirrors stairway that made him world famous.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 4 comments
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