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By Los Angeles Times | October 30, 1994
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Crime-weary parishioners in Masses throughout this staunchly Catholic city will utter a special prayer today from their archbishop asking for divine help to "stop the climate of insecurity in the city" where daily more than 20 people are murdered, four kidnapped and hundreds robbed or otherwise assaulted.While Archbishop Eugenio Sales has plenty of faith in heavenly intervention, he also thinks it might help if the federal government also brought out M-16s, machine guns and heavy artillery.
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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | November 29, 2013
Gov. Martin O'Malley is scheduled to begin a nine-day trip to Brazil and El Salvador on Monday. The governor will lead a trade mission that includes 30 businesses and leaders from Maryland's Port Authority, according to the his office. The state maintains about a dozen international trade offices, including one in Brazil. The Port of Baltimore receives more imports from Brazil than any other country, the governor's office said. "As Maryland's economy grows we must continue to forge new connections, partnerships and investments abroad," O'Malley said in a statement.
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By John Otis and John Otis,[Houston Chronicle ] | September 10, 2006
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL / / Packed with tourists, our white minivan zooms past pristine beaches, past Corcovado Mountain, and deposits us in the sprawling ghetto of Rocinha, which is controlled by gun-toting drug gangs. What? Did we take a wrong turn at the Carmen Miranda Museum? Actually, it's all part of the plan. Along with eight other foreigners, I have plunked down $34 for some guided slumming in the favelas, Rio's infamous shantytowns. "Don't worry about your cameras or money," says our chaperone from Favela Tour, Christina Mendonca, who notes that we have tacit permission from the bad guys to be here.
BUSINESS
July 1, 2013
More than a dozen firefighters in Arizona died this weekend, political demonstrations in Brazil were suppressed by more than 10,000 troops, and Egypt is seeing resurgent political demonstrations of its own. Welcome to your post-weekend trends report for July 1, 2013. Near Phoenix, one of the deadliest wildfire-fighting disasters in decades killed 19 members of an elite fire crew, bringing statements from President Obama and Arizona Sen. John McCain, among others. Obama, traveling in Africa, made reference to the men as "heroes.
NEWS
March 17, 1998
Tim Maia, 55, an unconventional musician who was acclaimed the king of Brazilian soul music, died Sunday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from a generalized infection. He was known for an energetic style of vocal soul samba, using his raspy trademark voice.Marvin A. Davis, 87, who helped plan Disney theme parks and won an Emmy for art direction, died Sunday in Santa Monica, Calif.Pub Date: 3/17/98
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November 19, 1994
Renato Boscoli, 65, a composer who was one of the creators of Brazil's bossa nova music, has died after a battle with cancer, a spokesman for a Rio de Janeiro hospital said yesterday. He worked closely with Rio Brazilian composers Tom Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes and Carlos Lyra in the 1950s to develop the bossa nova sound.Don A. Schanche, 68, a foreign correspondent, author and editor who covered the birth of the American space program and most of the world's conflicts in the last 40 years, died of cancer Thursday in Key Biscayne, Fla.
SPORTS
By Danny Baker | July 18, 2003
The Volvo Ocean Race has picked Melbourne, Australia, as a stop, officials announced yesterday. The race will start in November 2005 from the Mediterranean, go to Cape Town, South Africa, and reach Melbourne in January-February 2006. Melbourne, picked over Auckland, New Zealand, also will stage the Commonwealth Games in March 2006. After leaving Australia, the Volvo fleet will race through the southern Pacific Ocean and around Cape Horn to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A new feature of the competition, intended to "greatly benefit host cities" will be in-port racing that counts toward the overall race result, said Glenn Bourke, the Volvo Ocean Race's chief executive officer.
NEWS
May 20, 2000
Eva Jagger, 87, the mother of Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger, died Thursday, a month after she was hospitalized with a heart condition. Mrs. Jagger and her husband would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in December. Michel Kazan, 92, who introduced women to new hairstyles, including the bouffant, pageboy and the French twist, and created the coiffures for the models of several fashion designers, died May 13 in New York. In the mid-1960s, Mr. Kazan devised the popular idea of attaching little curls to hairpins, allowing the simulation of widow's peaks, bangs and curl clusters at the crown of the head.
FEATURES
By New York Times News Service > | April 5, 1992
Federal, state and municipal authorities in Rio de Janeiro are trying to reverse a fall in the number of foreign tourists who visit the city and to preserve its position as Brazil's leading visitor center.The fact that Rio will be the host of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, known as the Earth Summit, from June 3 to 15, has also encouraged various projects to improve the city's tourism infrastructure.Security improvements are being made in all main tourist areas, with new police cars, small police stations and a greater police presence on the beaches and streets of Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon.
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By Los Angeles Times | May 4, 1992
UNITED NATIONS -- The Bush administration has decided to embrace a compromise proposal calling for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, and President Bush has telephoned several European leaders this weekend to tell them "we're on board," according to White House officials.The flurry of telephone calls yesterday by Mr. Bush to German Chancellor Helmut Kohl and other European leaders was described by some administration officials as part of a pressure campaign to urge the U.S. allies to support the plan, which is more modest than the Europeans had endorsed.
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By K.C. Johnson, Tribune Newspapers | August 12, 2012
They used words like passion and embrace and emphasized the tagline "a city leaps forward. " But Leonardo Gryner perhaps put it best when the CEO of Rio de Janeiro's organizing committee offered a hint of what to expect at the 2016 Olympics in the Carnival City. "In Brazil, as you know, we like to party," Gryner said at a news conference. Rio received the Olympic flag at Closing Ceremonies for the London Games Sunday night, unveiling 250 dancers and musicians in an eight-minute ceremony that officials said was designed to showcase the city's "multicultural embrace.
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By Tribune Newspapers | October 25, 2009
The spotlight is on Rio de Janeiro now that it's been named the host city for the 2016 Summer Games. Despite this, Rio is regarded as one of the world's most dangerous cities, with drug gangs fighting for territory amid the city's slums and violence occasionally spilling over into tourist locations. Rio police have pledged a safe and secure Olympics, especially after recent shootouts between police and gangs. But keep security in mind and be very careful sightseeing after dark. 1 Hit the beaches.
NEWS
October 20, 2008
PAUL L. MONTGOMERY, 72 Civil right-era reporter Paul L. Montgomery, a former reporter for The New York Times who covered riots in Harlem, the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., in 1965 and the search for Che Guevara in Bolivia, died of cancer Thursday in Lausanne, Switzerland. Mr. Montgomery, who lived in Lausanne, started at The Times as a copy boy in 1959 and went on to an array of reporting assignments, from religion news to the New York Nets in the late 1970s. From 1966 to 1969, he was The Times' bureau chief in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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By THOMAS F. SCHALLER | May 21, 2008
RIO DE JANEIRO - Is Sen. Barack Obama the future "soft power" president of the United States? My current trip to Brazil and one a few months ago to Saudi Arabia - two countries that could hardly be more different - have convinced me that he would have a chance for a transformative global impact. "Soft" may sound weak or pejorative, but it's not. Unlike American "hard" power, which is exercised through our military and economic clout, soft power relies on our moral, notional and cultural exports.
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By New York Times News Service | December 29, 2006
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Heavily armed drug gangs unleashed a wave of attacks on police stations and public roadways early yesterday, and at least 18 people were killed in the confrontations. Seven victims died in a single incident, a pre-dawn assault on an interstate bus bound for Sao Paulo. Survivors said that about eight armed men stopped and boarded the bus, robbed those aboard and then set fire to the vehicle before the 28 passengers could get off. At least eight police stations and street posts were also reported to have been attacked by gangs armed with grenades and machine guns.
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By New York Times News Service | October 29, 2006
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Rebuked at the polls four weeks ago because of voter irritation with a corruption scandal and his unwillingness to answer questions about it, Brazil's president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, heads into a runoff vote today with a lead that every poll suggests is insurmountable. A win would guarantee him another four years in office. A final round of public opinion surveys published Friday shows da Silva, a former factory worker and labor leader, defeating his opponent, Geraldo Alckmin of the Brazilian Social Democratic Party, at least 60 percent to 40 percent.
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By New York Times News Service | December 29, 2006
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Heavily armed drug gangs unleashed a wave of attacks on police stations and public roadways early yesterday, and at least 18 people were killed in the confrontations. Seven victims died in a single incident, a pre-dawn assault on an interstate bus bound for Sao Paulo. Survivors said that about eight armed men stopped and boarded the bus, robbed those aboard and then set fire to the vehicle before the 28 passengers could get off. At least eight police stations and street posts were also reported to have been attacked by gangs armed with grenades and machine guns.
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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | January 7, 2004
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - The city of Rio de Janeiro was to file a lawsuit today demanding an end to Brazil's new practice of fingerprinting and photographing U.S. tourists, Mayor Cesar Maia announced yesterday, and the U.S. State Department seconded his complaint. Maia said the procedures, ordered by a Brazilian federal judge who was angered by new U.S. screening of Brazilian visitors, discriminate against Americans by treating them differently from other foreign visitors. In addition, Maia contended that Brazil's federal government, not a judge, should be setting the country's immigration policies.
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By New York Times News Service | October 1, 2006
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- A Brazilian air force search and rescue team located yesterday the wreckage of a Boeing 737 that was reported to have collided with a smaller executive jet over the Amazon on Friday afternoon. Authorities said the plane, with 155 people on board, appeared to have hit the ground vertically and that the likelihood of anyone having survived the crash was therefore remote. Gol Airlines Flight 1907 was on its way to Rio de Janeiro from Manaus, in the heart of the Amazon, with a scheduled stop in Brasilia, when it vanished from radar screens.
TRAVEL
By John Otis and John Otis,[Houston Chronicle ] | September 10, 2006
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL / / Packed with tourists, our white minivan zooms past pristine beaches, past Corcovado Mountain, and deposits us in the sprawling ghetto of Rocinha, which is controlled by gun-toting drug gangs. What? Did we take a wrong turn at the Carmen Miranda Museum? Actually, it's all part of the plan. Along with eight other foreigners, I have plunked down $34 for some guided slumming in the favelas, Rio's infamous shantytowns. "Don't worry about your cameras or money," says our chaperone from Favela Tour, Christina Mendonca, who notes that we have tacit permission from the bad guys to be here.
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