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1 hr ago | Washington Times

Brazil unveils $11 billion in 'legacy' budget

Brazilian government officials announced Wednesday that almost $11 billion will be spent on major transportation and environmental projects, which they argue are not related to holding the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

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1 hr ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

Find A Mentor, Be A Mentor

Today I pay tribute to my mentors. You know, those rare people in life who take the time to help you, quite often redefining the path ahead.

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5 hrs ago | Skift

The World Cup Hospitality Experiments Taking Place in Rio's Slums

The 26-year-old is renting his studio apartment in Brazil's biggest slum for the month-long duration of the soccer World Cup that ends July 13. He's expecting to collect 4,000 reais from guests willing to sample life in Rio de Janeiro, where federal troops are joining police to combat attacks by drug gangs.

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9 hrs ago | Reuters

UPDATE 1-BHP Billiton lifts annual iron ore production guidance

BHP Billiton is lifting its iron ore production this year to capture more of the Chinese market for the steelmaking ingredient, amid strong competition from rivals in Australia and Brazil.

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13 hrs ago | The Times

Chouest invests $425M in deepwater port facility

GALLIANO -- Galliano shipbuilder and oilfield service provider Edison Chouest will invest more than $400 million in deepwater port facilities in Brazil.

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14 hrs ago | The Rio Times

Misfits are Back at Circo Voador on April 20th

Punk rock fans in Rio de Janeiro are in for a treat as the iconic American band the Misfits return to the city this Sunday, April 20th bringing with them their legendary horror film influenced punk rock to Lapa's Circo Voador stage.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Rio Times

Renting a Scooter in Rio de Janeiro

Being in Rio with a desire to move around the city and take in as much of the scenery as possible, one quickly notices that taxis can get expensive, and other public transportation can seem limited and time consuming.

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Silicon Alley Insider

Anthony Bourdain Reveals The Best Places To Eat And Drink In Rio De Janeiro

Travel and food connoisseur Anthony Bourdain traveled to Brazil's Rio de Janeiro a few years ago to sample the local cuisine on his Travel Channel show No Reservations .

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Reuters

UPDATE 1-BNDES to spend $1.35 bln to boost Brazil venture-capital markets

Brazil's state development bank, BNDES, says it plans to spend up to 3 billion reais on stakes in buyout investment vehicles and share offerings by small- and mid-sized companies to help foster new funding sources in local capital markets.

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Metro

NEWMen don't think bikini waxing hurts - they are proved wrong

Pot Noodle has launched the UK's first ever 'Brozilian' pop-up waxing salon - just for men - with hilarious results .

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Daily Pennsylvanian

Tropa de Elite: Part III

Favelas. Shanty towns. Slums. These terms are often associated with Rio de Janeiro, defined by many as a cosmopolitan, cultural, beautiful beach town.

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Iol.co.za

Forty corpses found in Rio hospital

The corpses of 40 babies were discovered by state prosecutors in a state hospital in Rio de Janeiro, sending shockwaves through the city, local media reported.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Oxford Times

Palace to screen Rio classic to boost summer carnival funds

Three members of the Illustrious Sambistas outside the Ultimate Picture Palace at last year's carnival, from left, Phil Pritchett, Bethan Emmet and Peter Williams.

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WNYC-AM New York

David Gibson: Francis Re-Orients the Catholic Church

Pope Francis waves from the Popemobile on his way to attend the Via Crucis on Copacabana Beach during World Youth Day celebrations on July 26, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Daily Trojan

Weekend Box Office: 'Captain' soars over 'Rio 2a 2

Thanks to becoming the unexpected top choice for families, Captain America: The Winter Soldier was able to repeat at No.

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RTE.ie

Dozens of dead babies found in Brazilian hospital

The remains of 40 newborn babies and foetuses have been found abandoned in a Brazilian hospital morgue, some forgotten for years, authorities have said.

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SFGate

Familiar Rio: Christ the Redeemer, Maracana

With famous beaches and world-renowned attractions such as the Christ the Redeemer statue and Sugar Loaf mountain, Rio de Janeiro has plenty to see even without the World Cup.

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Norwalk Citizen News

Familiar Rio: Christ the Redeemer, Maracana

A view of the Brazilian Army Physical Training Center, where the England soccer squad will be training during the upcoming World Cup, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, April 10, 2014.

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Reuters

Stxnews Latam-Brazil buyout industry group Abvcap taps Carlyle's Borges as president

AssociaA A o Brasileira de Private Equity & Venture Capital, the Brazilian group representing the buyout industry, elected on Monday dealmaker Fernando Borges as new president for a three-year term.

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Ekklesia Daily News

Human rights in Brazil under threat ahead of the World Cup

The rights to freedom of expression and to peaceful assembly are under threat in Brazil, Amnesty International said two months ahead of the start of the 2014 football World Cup.

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