Funding for crucial Rio 2016 transportation projects secured – Around the Rings (subscription)

Funding for crucial Rio 2016 transportation projects secured
Around the Rings (subscription)
The Brazil President, Dilma Rousseff, and the Rio de Janeiro Mayor, Eduardo Paes, on Wednesday, March 21, announced the public funding plan for two new important urban mobility works in the city – both crucial projects for the transportation plan of

No Backing Down in Women’s Right to Compete – New York Times


New York Times
No Backing Down in Women's Right to Compete
New York Times
Nawal el-Moutawakel, the 1984 Olympic hurdles champion from Morocco, is in charge of the oversight committee for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro after having headed the evaluation committees that examined candidates for the 2012 and 2016 Games.
IOC Announces Olympic Highlights of the WeekPR Web (press release)

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Govt watchdog group warns Brazil of WCup delays – Louisville Courier-Journal

Govt watchdog group warns Brazil of WCup delays
Louisville Courier-Journal
from the top of a building shows the Maracana stadium undergoing renovation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, March 19, 2012. The Maracana will host the 2014 World Cup final soccer match and the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2016 Olympics.

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Uncertainty for Rio stadium’s indigenous squatters – San Francisco Chronicle


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Uncertainty for Rio stadium’s indigenous squatters
San Francisco Chronicle
(03-22) 19:19 PDT RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) — As Rio prepares to host the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, all eyes are turning to the gray and blue walls of the storied Maracana stadium.
Maracana, built for the 1950 World Cup, will be the keystone of the city’s upcoming sporting events, hosting the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympics and the final match of World Cup.The squatters don’t fit into the state’s plans for the neighborhood’s makeover.The group living next to the stadium’s wall includes men and women of about 10 ethnicities — mostly Guarani, Pataxo, Kaingangue and Guajajara. They live in 10 homes they built on the site of Rio’s old Indian Museum, which has been abandoned since 1977..

Indigenous squatters living in shadow of Brazil’s Maracana stadium facing Washington Post

Top news photos for March 22 – News in photos

Top news photos for March 22
News in photos
(AP Photo/Ahmad Jamshid) Residents collect garbage on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro March 22, 2012. World Water Day, celebrated on March 22, aims to focus on the sustainable management of water resources, according to the United Nations.

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Secrets of a Giant – International Press Institute (press release)

Secrets of a Giant
International Press Institute (press release)
Last month, Mário Randolfo Marques Lopes, an editor in the interior of Rio de Janeiro state, was kidnapped and executed along with his girlfriend. Just five days later, motorcycle-bound gunmen killed journalist and newspaper owner Paulo Rocaro in a

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Europe-South America service reconfigured – Fruitnet.com

Europe-South America service reconfigured
Fruitnet.com
Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Pecem to ensure complete port coverage, the groups revealed. "The new configuration, which starts in mid-April, will provide reliable weekly port coverage with competitive transit times and connections to the Hamburg

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Rio official: Increased security will be significant legacy of 2014 World Cup … – Washington Post


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Rio official: Increased security will be significant legacy of 2014 World Cup
Washington Post
DOHA, Qatar — A top Rio de Janeiro security official says the legacy of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics will be the peace and improved services that added security is bringing to the city's long-deprived poor neighborhoods.
British modern pentathletes reach final of World Cup event in RioMetro
Rio 2016 Olympics will leave legacy of safety and security says city police chiefInsidethegames.biz

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Go There: Rio de Janeiro – Transworld Surf

Go There: Rio de Janeiro
Transworld Surf
There's the other natural beauty—the one under those tiny bikinis Rio is famous for. Plus, the soccer World Cup will be there in 2014, as well as the Summer Olympics in 2016. There isn'ta hotter time to be in Rio than right about now.

Why Nairobi Shouldn’t Host International Carnivals – AllAfrica.com

Why Nairobi Shouldn't Host International Carnivals
AllAfrica.com
A carnival can be extremely beneficial to the host city as tourists come from far and wide to see the action. Some of the most famous carnivals in the world are the ones in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo in Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago and the Notting

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