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Brazil a Welcome Host for Refugees

Brazil is a refuge to nearly nine thousand refugees from eighty different nationalities, according to the National Committee for Refugees (CONARE).  In 2013, Brazil simplified the countries visa procedures, allowing ease of access to certain immigrants in need of asylum.  This government ordinance, paired with the country’s natural beauty has made it a preferred home away from home for refugees.  Read on for more:

SOME REFUGEES FIND WARM WELCOME IN RIO

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Wedding Crashers Unleashed

A Sao Paulo couple was instantly transformed into a family of three when a stray dog crashed their wedding recently.  Despite ushers attempts to shoo the dog from the wedding tent, it persisted, eventually spreading itself out for a nap on the train of the bride’s wedding gown!  Read on for the heartfelt ending to this story:

STRAY DOG CRASHES WEDDING

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Tour Brazil with Brazil with Southern Explorations

Hey, how’s Monday treating you?  Check out today’s featured article about the Southern Explorations five-day tour of Brazil.  A full day is dedicated to the Sambradrome.  Yep, this is the building where the magic of Carnival goes down!  If you like the sound of this, as well as walking tours of RIO’s beautiful neighborhoods, a visit to the Christ the Redeemer statue, and stunning views of Sugar Loaf Mountain, this may be the tour for you!

STEP INTO THE SAMBADROME!

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Rio de Janeiro a Janeiro to Boost Tourism

Over the weekend Brazil’s Federal Government unveiled the Rio de Janeiro a Janeiro (Rio from January to January) program, which it says will boost tourism to the city despite recent news of violence.  The program includes 100 events that will take place in Rio throughout the next year and will be funded by R$1 billion in investments through partnerships in the private sector.

BRAZIL UNVEILS PLAN TO ATTRACT TOURISTS TO RIO

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RIO’s Transcarioca Becomes Part of the Green Passport

RIO’s Transcarioca trail, a 180-kilometer path, offers adventure within the city limits.  To walk the entire path from Pão de Açúcar to Barra de Guaratiba would take 12 days, but there are shorter options among the 25 different stretches included in what is now the largest Latin American trail inside an urban area.

HIKING THE TRANSCARIOCA

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Galeria Nara Roesler Presents “Abraham Palatnik: See, Move”

Sao Paulo’s  Galeria Nara Roesler is celebrating kinetic artwork pioneer, Abraham Palatnik with an exhibition through November 12.  Palatnik’s work is featured in museum collections around the world.  The majority of his work featured at the Galeria Nara Roesler has never been seen before.

ABRAHAM PALATNIK: SEE, MOVE

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