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Tag: Rio de Janeiro

  • Tuesday, January 9th 2018 - 09:55 UTC

    World's largest party: New Year celebrations in Rio beaches attracted 2.4 million people

    Cariocas and tourists of all ages had the opportunity to enjoy a seventeen minute pyrotechnic spectacle and an eclectic line-up with ten musical attractions

    Where was the best New Year party in the World? At Times Square New York in below zero temperature or on a sunny summer beach day in Rio De Janeiro with 2.4 million happy tourists and locals going wild. On Sunday, December 31st, 2.4 million people gathered on Copacabana’s beach to welcome 2018. According to Riotur, this is the largest audience ever registered in Copacabana’s New Year’s Eve celebration, considered one of the best in the world.

  • Friday, January 5th 2018 - 10:15 UTC

    Mysterious death of at least 88 grey dolphins on the coast of Rio do Janeiro state

    According to the local Brazilian media Al Dia News, it's the worst mass death of the dolphin this decade, reports.

    Environmentalists in Brazil say they are trying to figure out why more than 80 gray dolphins have died in less than a month on the coast of Rio de Janeiro state. A statement from the Gray Dolphin Institute says the dolphins died over past 17 days in the Bay of Sepetiba, a coastal district about 70 kilometers west of Rio de Janeiro. The institute is an NGO that monitors and strives to protect the dolphins.

  • Friday, December 29th 2017 - 09:57 UTC

    Relatives and friends honor 132 police officers killed in Rio de Janeiro in 2017

    Roses were placed on police uniforms stained with red paint to symbolize the deaths, together with the plaques with the names of the slain officers. Photo: AP

    Relatives and friends of some of the 132 police officers killed in Rio de Janeiro this year have taken part in a protest to honor their loved ones. It was organized by human rights NGO Rio de Paz. Police uniforms stained with red paint and red roses in their pockets were hung alongside plaques with the names of the officers killed in 2017.

  • Thursday, August 25th 2016 - 08:23 UTC

    The world has rediscovered Brazil

    Brazil has hosted an extraordinary event, and this is the work of all Brazilian people.

    By Michel Temer, Acting President of the Republic - The Olympic Games were an absolute success. This is the result of the work of each person who helped build the stadiums, the metro, the Olympic Village; each carioca who gave the right directions to our visitors.

  • Tuesday, June 3rd 2014 - 05:39 UTC

    Rio mayor: be sure when you arrive in Brazil it's not England or London

    Mayor Paes slips of the tongue are quite famous according to Rio's media

    Those travelling to Brazil imagining they have arrived in England or those coming to Rio imagining to be in London “will undergo a frustrating experience” said Eduardo Paes, mayor of Rio do Janeiro, one of the cities to host the World Cup and the 2016 Olympics.