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'Rock In Rio' Music Festival Sets It Sights On Las Vegas Strip
By Fox News Latino | 04/23/2014 - 14:45

A group including casino company MGM Resorts announced plans Monday to build a 33-acre open-air music venue on the Las Vegas Strip to host a four-day Rock in Rio USA festival beginning in May 2015.


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Missing Persons on the Rise in Rio – Some Blame Police
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 10/08/2013 - 11:36

Amarildo de Souza went missing in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 14, 2013 after being stopped by police for questioning. His disappearance has gained an unprecedented amount of attention -- and police have become the target of blame.

“We’re not going to get my father back alive. All I want now is justice, that’s it,” Anderson de Souza said. “Things have only gotten worse since the police came here. At least when the drug gangs had control, we knew the rules. Now, there is only fear. Police are snatching people up randomly, just like my dad.”


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Rio de Janeiro Time Lapse Video Will Get You Excited for Olympics
Rio de Janeiro Time Lapse Video Will Get You Excited for Olympics
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 09/09/2013 - 16:05

Who's excited for the 2016 Olympics?! If you aren't yet, you will be!

A videographer by the name of Joe Capra was sent to Rio de Janeiro to snag footage of the city for an electronics manufacturer, but the time-lapse video has managed to get people excited for the upcoming olympic games.

Watch the video below and tell us if makes you feel the same: 


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What to Watch: Rio
What to Watch: Rio
By Angie Romero | 08/05/2011 - 16:26

If you loved Ice Age, then you’ll absolutely adore Rio, out this week on DVD. The animated film, helmed by Ice Age director Carlos Saldanha (a native of Rio de Janeiro himself), is one of those movies you can watch with the whole clan—and there aren’t many of those out there! This is the story of the domesticated rare blue macaw Blu (voiced by Jesse Eisenberg) who is taken to Rio to mate with the last female bird of his kind, the fiercely independent Jewel (voiced by Anne Hathaway).


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Video: Police Helicopter Shot Down by Drug Gangs in Rio Favela
By Mariela Rosario | 10/19/2009 - 16:03

A recent gun fight between drug dealers in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ended with the deaths of two police officers and the fiery crash of a law enforcement helicopter.


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Brazil to Hand Out 65 Million Condoms During Carnaval
By Dorkys Ramos | 02/17/2009 - 16:45

Rio Carnaval kicks off this Friday and the Brazilian government is boosting its efforts to keep party-goers safe—by handing out 65 million free condoms. This will be a 20 million increase over what it usually distributes every other month. The prophylactics are given to state agencies, which will then give them out at parties and events nationwide.


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Mayor Of Rio de Janeiro Condemns Sexist Italian Billboards
By Mariela Rosario | 02/12/2009 - 13:15

The Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Paes has condemned billboards that are currently up in Italy which depict men, dressed as police from the bustling Brazilian city, molesting and arresting models.

Mayor Paes told Rio's O Globo newspaper that he is considering petitioning the Italian embassy to ask that Relish clothing, the brainchild behind the advertisements, take down the billboards in Italy, which Paes says are "in bad taste."


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Ring in the New Year in Style in Rio de Janeiro
By Verky Arcos | 12/19/2008 - 14:20

After a night of sipping caipirinhas and samba dancing on the beach, you'll know exactly why they call Rio the Marvelous City. More than 2 million people arrive in Rio every year to celebrate the New Year, so fly in right before the holidays to snag an affordable flight. Make sure you bring party dresses, your tiniest Brazilian bikini, a pair of Havaianas and a white outfit for New Year's Eve. Feliz Ano Novo!

What to Do:

Samba School


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