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Rio de janeiro News

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

Brazil faces crack epidemic

Brazil has become the second largest crack consumer in the world after the United States (U.S.), facing a growing crack epidemic that could tarnish the image the country is eagerly trying to cultivate for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Huge protest in Rio against oil royalties share-out plan (video)

Rio De Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro's streets were packed with hundreds of thousands of protesters on Monday, slamming a law that would spread the state's oil wealth around Brazil.

Future of auto racing is about to go electric

Rio De Janeiro - A new global racing series for all-electric cars will debut in 2014, according to an announcement made by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).

Largest open-air dump on the planet closes

Rio De Janeiro - The largest open-air landfill on the planet had been nestled into a marshland fronting Guanabara Bay near Rio De Janeiro. The environment suffered. CO2 levels to drop.

Video: Jetman flies over Rio de Janeiro

Rio De Janeiro - In an incredible display, Jetman has now taken a flight over Rio de Janeiro. The video takes you along for the ride with breathtaking views.

Dam bursts in Brazil

Authorities are rushing to evacuate thousands of people after a dam burst near the town of Campos de Goytacazes in the state of Rio de Janeiro. The incident follows intense rain and flooding which has been affecting the country for some time.

Tram accident in Brazil kills five

Rio De Janeiro - Five people died in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, in a tram accident on Saturday, August 27. The accident also left 27 others injured.

Gunman kills 13 in Rio de Janeiro school shooting

Rio De Janeiro - A gunman has entered a school in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro and opened fire, killing 13 people. The gunman has also been killed, either by police or himself.

2011 Rio de Janeiro Carnival attracts hundreds of thousands

Rio De Janeiro - The annual carnival that precedes the beginning of the Catholic holy season of Lent has once again brought revelers together for a week of celebrations and dancing.

Rio de Janeiro Botanical Gardens: A Brazilian national treasure Special

Rio De Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro Botanical Gardens, one of the greatest tropical botanical gardens in the world, houses some of the rarest species of plants from the flora of Brazil and other countries, and many species of tropical birds, fish and mammals.

Challenge to Brazil billboard ban

A law aimed at banning all billboards and hoardings in Brazil's biggest city is facing an onslaught of legal challenges from angry ad companies.

Rio de Janeiro's Carnival Parade Draws to a Close

Rio de Janeiro's famed Carnival parade has drawn to a close with thousands of sequined and feathered revelers partying into early Tuesday. Despite rainy weather, the second and final night of parading opened Monday as a samba school saluted Brazil's...
 

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The Japanese Garden was established in 1935 and reopened in 1995 by Princess Sayako  daughter of Emp...
The Japanese Garden was established in 1935 and reopened in 1995 by Princess Sayako, daughter of Emperor Akihito of Japan.
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The jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) native to parts of Southern and Southeast Asia. The very la...
The jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) native to parts of Southern and Southeast Asia. The very large fruits may weigh up to 36 kilos.
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Michel de Souza  Brazilian photojournalist  caught images and video of the recent protests in Rio de...
Michel de Souza, Brazilian photojournalist, caught images and video of the recent protests in Rio de Janeiro in a unique and artistic way.
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Chilean artist Jorge Selaron  dead at age 65  in Lapa  Rio de Janeiro.
Chilean artist Jorge Selaron, dead at age 65, in Lapa, Rio de Janeiro.
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Heliconia latispatha (lobsterclaw)  at the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden.
Heliconia latispatha (lobsterclaw), at the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden.
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The coastal town of Paraty is full of colonial charm.
The coastal town of Paraty is full of colonial charm.
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Protesters in Rio de Janeiro over oil royalties.
Protesters in Rio de Janeiro over oil royalties.
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A view from Rio de Janeiro over the bay to Niterói
A view from Rio de Janeiro over the bay to Niterói
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Reuters Pictures of the Year 2013: Pope Francis greets the crowd after arriving in Rio de Janeiro Ju...
Reuters Pictures of the Year 2013: Pope Francis greets the crowd after arriving in Rio de Janeiro July 22, 2013
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The beautiful cast-iron fountain was made in England. It was installed at the Rio de Janeiro garden ...
The beautiful cast-iron fountain was made in England. It was installed at the Rio de Janeiro garden in 1905. The 4 muse figures represent music, art, poetry and science.
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The Rocinha favela  or shanty town  in Rio is one of South America s largest.
The Rocinha favela, or shanty town, in Rio is one of South America's largest.
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This pergola on a gentle hill holds the bronze bust of Friar Leandro  first director of the Botanica...
This pergola on a gentle hill holds the bronze bust of Friar Leandro, first director of the Botanical Garden in the period 1824 to 1829.
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Combretum reticulatum. Plant from Africa.
Combretum reticulatum. Plant from Africa.
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Michel de Souza  Brazilian photojournalist  caught images and video of the recent protests in Rio de...
Michel de Souza, Brazilian photojournalist, caught images and video of the recent protests in Rio de Janeiro in a unique and artistic way.
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The orchid conservatory at the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden.
The orchid conservatory at the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden.
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Rio de Janeiro s massive Maracana Stadium will host the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final
Rio de Janeiro's massive Maracana Stadium will host the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final
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Etlingera elatior  also known as Torch Ginger  Red Ginger Lily   Philippine Wax Flower or Rose de Po...
Etlingera elatior, also known as Torch Ginger, Red Ginger Lily, Philippine Wax Flower or Rose de Porcelaine. Introduced in the garden from Indonesia.
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Kids play at the Piscinao de Ramos artificial lake in Rio de Janeiro  which draws on seawater from G...
Kids play at the Piscinao de Ramos artificial lake in Rio de Janeiro, which draws on seawater from Guanabara Bay
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Brazil World Cup protests
Brazil World Cup protests
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