A couple was caught having sex during a Zoom call for Rio de Janeiro’s city council, according to the Brazilian publication O Día. The council was discussing food security for students on Friday when the couple could be seen in the background. An attendee of the meeting had apparently tried […]
Rio De Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer statue was lit up as a doctor with a white medical coat and stethoscope on Easter Sunday. In honour of the world’s healthcare workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic, the monument had “thank you” projected onto its lower half in multiple languages. The light show […]
Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival celebrations began last week before the beginning of Lent with tens of thousands of spectators gathering at the Sambadrome to experience exquisite costumes, intricate dances, and samba music. Samba, an Afro-Brazilian genre of music and dance, has become an integral part of Carnival, and the best […]
Former Nissan head Carlos Ghosn has captured the world’s attention with his escape from Japan before trial at the end of December. Some reports say that his wife, Carole Ghosn, planned the escape, although Ghosn claims that his wife didn’t know anything about the escape. Now, Tokyo prosecutors have issued […]
Lufthansa passengers on a recent flight spent more than eight hours in the air before returning to their original airport. Flight 500 had taken off from Frankfurt, Germany, on December 27 and was on its way to Rio de Janeiro when the crew detected a leak in the emergency oxygen […]
A huge fire destroyed about 20 million items at Brazil’s National Museum on Sunday. Among the items lost were audio recordings of indigenous languages that are no longer spoken. The president of Brazil has called for the museum to be rebuilt using private and public money. On Monday, some scientists […]
A massive fire at Brazil’s National Museum, which housed over 20 million rare and ancient artifacts, has been blamed on years of neglect and budget cuts that left it in a vulnerable state. The cause of the fire is still not yet known, though officials have said the blaze was […]
Brazil’s government sent the army into Rio de Janeiro to take over public security in February. It was the first such move since the country’s military dictatorship fell in the mid-1980s. In the months since, violent crime continues and gangs remained unbowed. In February, after a Carnival celebration marred by […]
The best places to visit in May are probably already on savvy travellers’ lists. Business Insider looked at airfare trends, climate data, and peak travel times to find the best places to visit in May 2018. The destinations include food havens, sites of ancient ruins, and island paradises. May is […]
Brazil’s legislature has approved the military intervention in Rio de Janeiro decreed by President Michel Temer last week. Deployments of troops to Rio are not new, but the latest measure gives the military control of public security there. The intervention has brought a new round of warnings about relying on […]
Days after the end of Rio’s Carnival, Brazil’s government has sent in the military to take command of public security in the state. It’s the first such intervention since the country’s dictatorship fell in the mid-1980s. Military interventions in Rio are not new and have frequently been criticised for failing […]
The wildest party of the year is coming to a close. Hundreds of thousands of revelers flocked to Rio de Janeiro for its world-famous Carnival celebration this month, which culminated in a raucous multi-day parade in the Sambadrome. During the procession, 13 samba schools put on shows featuring music, dancing, […]
Rio Carnival is known for debauchery, alcohol, fancy dress, dancing, and kissing. It involves very early starts, long days, and a lot of stamina. But while most outside media coverage focuses on the glitzy Sambadrome where the samba schools parade in frisky feathered outfits, there’s a lot more to it […]
It’s no secret that it’s a pricey pain to host the Olympic Games, running billions of dollars above the estimated budget. As the International Olympic Committee receives fewer bids with each problematic games, the future of the tradition is looking unsure. We spoke with Smith College Professor of Economics Andrew […]
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