Carlos Alberto Laid to Rest

Last week, Brazil celebrated the life of Carlos Alberto, who served as captain of Brazil’s winning 1970 World Cup team.  He passed away at the age of 72 after suffering a heart attack.  Read on for his triumphant story and heartwarming photos of mourners’ tribute to the former Brazil captain.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3875054/Carlos-Alberto-death-Brazil-legend-laid-rest-Rio-Janeiro-hundreds-gather-pay-tribute.html

Hundreds of mourners gather to pay tribute to former Brazil captain Carlos Alberto

Never Too Early To Give Thanks

Thanksgiving is still weeks away, but Brazilian consumers may have already started giving thanks–for a decrease in inflation.  Thanks to a decline in the rise of food prices, inflation in Brazil fell to the lowest growth rate since 2009.  This also led to a decrease in Brazil’s benchmark interest rate for the first time in 4 years.  Read on for more!

http://riotimesonline.com/brazil-news/rio-business/brazils-inflation-decreases-in-october-thanks-to-food-prices/

Food prices led inflation to the lowest increase in mid-October in four years, Brazil, Brazil News

The Votes Don’t Lie

RIO has officially been named the favorite South American beach destination by representatives and leaders from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community.  The honor was announced at the 44th Annual Brazilian Travel Agencies Association (ABAV) International Tourism Fair.  Read on for Secretary of Tourism Antonio Pedro Figueira de Mello’s response to this nod to RIO’s beaches!

http://riotimesonline.com/brazil-news/rio-travel/rio-voted-south-americas-best-lgbt-beach-destination/#

Brazil, Brazil News, Rio de Janeiro

Dindim, Home Again

We’ve posted in the past about Dindim, the penguin that, since 2011, has returned to the RIO beach where Joao Pereira de Souza once  rescued and nursed the penguin back to health.  Well, Dindim has returned home again to spend time with Joao before returning to the coast of Argentina and Chile to breed.  Read this entire heart-warming story!

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/loyal-penguins-back-visit-man-8920263

Penguin Dindim is petted by retired bricklayer Joao Pereira de Souza in the village of Proveta on September 05, 2016 on Ilha Grande island, Brazil.

Forty Before Thirty

Today’s featured article sets the bar rather high with 40 trips to take…before the age of 30.  WE at CCB say: It’s never too late!  Read on for details!

http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/sound-and-vision/features/40-trips-you-should-take-before-you-turn-30-a7341781.html#-/web/objects/537068334-1475512790839-trackingCode-jOxmjr+foPIRj0dODlMf1uVw+iwJuIfFdKnJ7oMNY63b2kbxVWtiQy2weFXy5JPv-articleId-371963743-vv-be7b1950-10fe-4b09-81e4-5bb44e20f1e5

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