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Rio: new locus of foreign ambition

No longer an embezzler destination, the city draws entrepreneurs and dreamers British train robber Ronald Biggs made Rio de Janeiro famous as a hideaway in the 1970s. To support himself and his family, he used to hold barbecues for tourists, … Continue reading

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Carnival 2012, a roundup

The masks are off, daylight savings time is done; the year has begun in Rio de Janeiro Perhaps because of the recession in Europe and the U.S. (and the overvalued real), Rio saw no growth in Carnival attendance statistics from … Continue reading

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Best ever, well best in a very long time

[UPDATE, October 2011 – Carnival blocos attracted a record 4.87 million to Rio’s streets, according to Riotur, the municipal tourism agency. This was 83% more than was expected. For Carnival 2012, 476 blocos have applied for a parade permit.] Carnival … Continue reading

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