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Rafaela Silva, first Brazilian gold medalist at Rio Olympics, claims innocence after positive drug test

More: Olympics Judo world champion granted Mongolian citizenship after fleeing Iran World’s top wrestler banned 4 months for T-shirt 2019 Grand Prix Final TV, live stream schedule Hawaiian Carissa Moore clinched her fourth surfing world title, one day after qualifying for the sport’s Olympic debut. Moore, 27, was crowned at the season-ending Maui Pro after …

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Mysterious Oil Spill Could Cost Brazil Billions

Just as Brazil is preparing to hold what could be a blockbuster US$50-billion oil auction in early November, an oil spill of still unknown origin on more than 200 beaches along Brazil’s northeastern coast is raising alarms due to the government having been so slow to react with the clean-up. …

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Brazilian Beaches No.1 – Copacabana

Brazil has some of the best and most beautiful beaches anywhere in the world and up first we’re looking at the famous Copacabana. Sponsored by Pot Noodle Brazilian BBQ Steak Flavour Probably one of the most famous beaches on the planet, the Copacabana beach in Rio is a must-see tourist …

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One Brazilian state stands out as a model of efficiency

THE MOQUECA in Espírito Santo, a state of 4m people on the coast of south-eastern Brazil, is lighter than the fish stew in Bahia, its neighbour to the north, explains a tuxedoed waiter in the capital, Vitória. Capixabas, as Espírito Santo residents are called, like it that way. Their beaches …

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Oil Washes Up on Tourist Beaches in ‘Brazilian Caribbean’

RIO DE JANEIRO – Crude oil contaminating the northeastern coast of Brazil has reached the town of Maragogi, one of the region’s main tourist beaches, its mayor said Thursday. Images on local television showed dozens of people in Maragogi, known for its natural pools of crystalline water, shoveling and raking …

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Local Knowledge: La Favela

In Brazil, one of the most popular and low-key places to eat is at a comida por kilo (pay-by-weight eateries). You’ll find them all over Brazil, on suburban corners, beside beaches and on nearly every block in the city centre. Some are just a few tables and a buffet serving …

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Local knowledge: La Favela

In Brazil, one of the most popular and low-key places to eat is at a comida por kilo (pay-by-weight eateries). You’ll find them all over Brazil, on suburban corners, beside beaches and on nearly every block in the city centre. Some are just a few tables and a buffet serving …

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Rio de Janeiro, Right Now: 5 Reasons to Visit the Extraordinary Brazilian City

Its ArchitectureUNESCO has named Rio as its first World Capital of Architecture for 2020. The forum will see year-long programs that examine worldwide issues through urban planning, culture, and architecture. One could easily visit Rio for building sightseeing alone. Highlights include: the pseudo-extraterrestrial Museum of Contemporary Art in Niterói, designed …

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Nearly three months after Brazil oil spill, origins remain uncertain

While the Brazilian government’s oil spill reaction was viewed by critics as lackluster, the response by local volunteers was exceptional as they worked to clean up contaminated beaches. Image by Clemente Coelho / State University of Pernambuco. On August 30th, what appeared to be crude oil began washing up on …

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‘I had no idea’ – Brazilian passenger on SAA strike after landing at OR Tambo

Several international passengers landing at OR Tambo airport in Johannesburg say they had no idea that SAA had scrapped all domestic and regional flights and some international flights on Friday and Saturday. 42-year-old Rodrigo Izquierdo arrived from Sao Paulo, Brazil on Friday morning, expecting to make a connecting flight to …

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