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President Mauricio Macri ended his three week vacation today with an optimistic speech at the Olympic Village in Villa Lugano, marking his return to the Casa Rosada for the new year as Buenos Aires gets ready to host the Youth …

Between the surprisingly intense cold of this weekend and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe coming out of a green pipe at the closing ceremony of the Olympics dressed as Mario, it’s really no wonder you didn’t focus on the news …

It might sound weird, but Brazilians have low self esteem. As newspapers painted a grim portrait of what was supposed to be a calamitous Olympics, Brazilians braced themselves for the criticism.

But when supermodel Gisele Bundchen cruised the Maracanã stadium …

manuelOnce upon a time there was an enormous country down South that was portrayed by painters, naturalists and writers as some kind of lost paradise, still to become a beacon for the world, where ethnicities either mixed up or lived …

Beginning last year, Brazil has seen itself submersed in political turmoil, economic recession and at the center of a health epidemic. Impeachment, inflation and Zika are some words that Brazilians have been dealing with for some time now.

With the …

Zika. Political coups. Super germs. A state of calamity. Sounds like a dystopian novel – or just daily life in Rio de Janeiro as it prepares to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. As catastrophic as the situation in Rio …

Security Minister Patricia Bullrich announced late last week that the government is actively working against the threat of terrorism from abroad. The notice comes ahead of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, for which there have been some safety …

Yesterday, Brazilian authorities arrested 10 people for planning to commit acts of terrorism at the Río Olympic Games and are still looking for two more suspects. However, Brazilian officials are expressing little concern over terrorism at the upcoming games.

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While much of the world basked in the peaceful and characteristically vibrant celebrations that marked Pride 2016, there can be no denying that this has been a turbulent year for LGBTQ communities; and nowhere more so than in the Americas.…

As if Brazilians didn’t have enough on their plate: on top of Zika, an interim government, an impeachment process, social uprising and the Olympics Games less than a month away, now Brazilians have to worry about something they’ve never had …