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Op-Ed: Will Rio de Janeiro residents face more of the same next year?

Porto Alegre - People in the state of Rio de Janeiro have seen their share of heartache and witnessed their labours washed down with the mudslides. They have been left with nothing but the clothes they have on.

Death toll reaches 500 in Brazilian floods

Rio De Janeiro - More than 500 people have died in floods in south-eastern Brazil, the country's worst natural disaster for several decades.

Rio 2016 Olympic logo unveiling follows plagiarism controversy

Rio De Janeiro - It will be more than five years until the international spectacle known as the Olympics arrives in Rio de Janeiro. But there is already controversy brewing over the logo design, which is thought to be very similar to a Colorado charity.

Police free 30 hostages at hotel in Rio de Janeiro

Rio De Janeiro - About 30 people held hostage in a five star hotel in the south side of Rio de Janeiro had just been released in a police operation that ended with one person dead and nine detainees.

Rio's Christ Statue Vandalised

For the first time since the 1931 inauguration of the famous Christ the Redeemer monument in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, it has been vandalised.

New landslide in Brazil buries 200 people, dozens missing

Rio De Janeiro - A fresh landslide has buried more than 200 people in a slum near Rio de Janeiro after receiving some of the heaviest rain and flash floodings in decades.

Rio de Janeiro to host 2016 Olympics

Rio de Janeiro won the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games becoming the first South American city to host an Olympics.

'Poorism' See the real City of God

Is 'Poorism' a voyeuristic expedition to see people less fortunate than ourselves or is it a sustainable form of tourism that will benefit residents of impoversihed neighbourhoods?

Rio's famous Jesus struck by lightening

The largest statue of Jesus in the world, which stands atop the 2,296 foot tall Corocovado mountain overlooking Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, was struck by lightening last Sunday. .

Santa Fired Upon Flying Over Rio de Janeiro Shanty Town

A helicopter that is carrying a Santa Claus actor to one of the shanty towns of Rio de Janeiro was opened fire upon by drug traffickers in the area. No one was hurt in the process.

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