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Megacities in Brazil
18 Jul
2:01

Megacities in Brazil

A megacity is defined by a population of 10 million people and the number of megacities has grown to 31 in 2016. Rio de Janeiro is the 20th largest city in the World 2016 with a population of 12 981 000. The annual growth rate is 0.9% and it is…

Rio de Janeiro governor declares state of financial emergency ahead of Olympics
18 Jun
2:22

Rio de Janeiro governor declares state of financial emergency ahead of Olympics

Rio de Janeiro governor declares state of financial emergency ahead of Olympics to avoid collapse in public sector like health care and eduction. Article in The Guardian

Brazil’s Temer calls for unity, confidence for Brazil recovery
13 May
1:18

Brazil’s Temer calls for unity, confidence for Brazil recovery

Brazil’s Temer calls for unity, confidence for Brazil recovery Brazil’s between time President Michel Temer approached his nation to rally behind his legislature of “national salvation,” hours after the Senate voted to suspend and put on trial his leftist antecedent, Dilma Rousseff, for infringing upon spending plan laws. Read article…

Madonna is bying house in Rio
05 Jan
10:44

Madonna is bying house in Rio

Madonna is buying house in the favela Vidiga in Rio and it is disliked by the locals. Apparently the Vidigal Morro is increasingly popular with mega famous neighbours like David Beckham. Vidigal Morro has one of the most beautiful views of the sea and privileged in Rio capital. The community…

Has Brazil blown it?
30 Sep
4:27

Has Brazil blown it?

Article in the Economist about the future of Brazil – a stagnant economy, a bloated state and mass protests mean Dilma Rousseff must change course?

Rio water-main rupture kills child
31 Jul
8:42

Rio water-main rupture kills child

A three year old girl died and 17 people were injured when a water pipe burst in the suburbs of Rio de Janerio in Brazil. Although some 20 buildings were destroyed by the floods.

The pope visit Rio de Janeiro
22 Jul
3:43

The pope visit Rio de Janeiro

The pope Franciscus visited Rio de Janiero at his first visit after he was elected. He visited Catholic World Youth Day in Brazil which is considered the largest roman catholic country, before he continued to Argentina. There were music, dancing and lots of other manifestations when the Pope arrived in Rio de…

QR codes in the mosaic
16 Jul
7:18

QR codes in the mosaic

Rio de Janeiro’s mosaics not just for decoration anymore report LATimes. Tourist can now scan the code with the mobile and get more info. Read article

Rio the Movie
10 Mar
3:01

Rio the Movie

From the makers of “ICE age” films there is a new 3-D animation movie called RIO. The story is about the macaw parrot Blu, who never learned to fly.