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By Tony Galvez | News, info and travel tips on Brazil.

Brazil's other wild place -- the Pantanal

(CNN) — Our boatman gets a radio call that a jaguar mother and two cubs have been spotted moving along a riverbank in the Pantanal wetlands of southern Brazil about 20 minutes from our present location.<p>But when we arrive, there's no sign of the big cats.<p>That's because they're in the water -- …

Rio Tourism Lost R$320 Million in Four Months Due to Crime

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Tourism in the state of Rio de Janeiro lost R$320 million in revenues in the …

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10 top tips from our Rio de Janeiro correspondent

From the birthplace of samba to sundowners by the sea, our man in Rio knows where to go for a good night out, as well as the best spots for taking in the breathtaking tropical beauty of the ‘Marvellous City’<p>Circle the <i>lagoa</i> at dusk<p>Run, walk, hire a tandem or pedal a swan boat around Rodrigo de …

Long Weekend: Rio de Janeiro

<i>Somewhere between the passion of the samba and the pain of the system lies the truth of this marvelous city. Lauren Quinn looks at Rio de Janeiro</i> …

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Brazil: Travel riches, but few tourists

SAO PAULO — Brazil is home to the largest rainforest on Earth. It has miles of sandy, deserted beaches, and stunning flat-topped mountains. It …

Brazil declares Zika virus emergency over

The number of reported incidents of the virus dropped 95% between January and April

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Brazil is in the middle of a historic yellow fever outbreak

IPANEMA, MINAS GERAIS, Brazil — His nicotine-yellow eyes and haunted stare gave José de Moraes the look of a man who had been to the brink of death and back again.<p>"I am debilitated," he said.<p>A 54-year-old city council employee, de Moraes caught yellow fever two months ago, the same strain that has …

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Yellow fever vaccine advised for travel to Brazil's Rio, Sao Paulo states

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The World Health Organization on Monday recommended that travelers to rural areas in the states of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo get yellow fever vaccinations, as Brazil works to contain an outbreak of the virus in the country's southeast.<p>While the new recommendation does …

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Bonito’s natural attractions Brazil’s best-kept secret

A bright blue fish the length of my forearm rests just beyond my reach. As the current carries me gently along, more fish swim past; schools of …

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Brazil's wheelchair tourism guru

South America Business Correspondent<p><b>Ricardo Shimosakai has been to 25 countries and 200 holiday destinations. But he sometimes finds it difficult to travel in his home country, Brazil.</b><p>Ricardo has been a wheelchair user since 2001, when he was shot after an attempted kidnapping. He is now a tourist …

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Rio 2016 Olympic Venues Just 6 Months After The Olympics

Rio 2016 was boiled in scandal before it had even began, including a Zika virus outbreak, reports of doping by Russian athletes, and the impeachment …

Carnival 2017 Will See 426 Blocos in Rio de Janeiro

By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The city government of Rio de Janeiro has approved 462 blocos (street parades) for 2017 …

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Meliá opens first Grand Melia in Brazil

Meliá Hotels International has launched its first luxury hotel from the Gran Meliá brand in Brazil with the official opening of Gran Meliá Nacional …

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Scandal in Brazil As Former Plantation Opens Up For Tourists

The restoration of a slave plantation to be populated by black people dressed as slaves has caused an outcry, but that hasn't stopped its owner from …

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One Year on, Belo Monte Dam Is a Nightmare for Indigenous Peoples in Brazil

Raimunda Gomes da Silva, who lived in one of the fluvial islands in the Xingu, flooded by the new reservoir. Photo: Isabel Harari/ISA<i>This story by</i> …

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7 Brazilian Gestures That Non-Brazilians Won't Be Able To Guess

We Brazilians are famous for being expressive — not just vocally, but gesturally (after all, what’s music without some dancing to go with it?). So …

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Minas Gerais: Why you should see this overlooked Brazilian state - CNN | CNN Travel

(CNN) — When most people think of Brazil, it goes something like this: Toes in the sands of Copacabana Beach in Rio, sipping on <i>caipirinhas</i> -- the national cocktail crafted with a rum-like spirit distilled from sugar cane called <i>cachaça</i> -- all set to a sun-drenched samba soundtrack.<p>That's nice and …

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Rio's famous beaches take battering as scientists issue climate change warning

Local traders lament collapse in business from storm surge amid growing concern that city’s sea defences are ill-equipped to cope<p>Scientists in Rio de Janeiro have warned that the city’s sea defences may not be able to cope with the effects of climate change after a record storm surge swamped …

Brazil not expecting another big wave of Zika with onset of summer

RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazilian health officials say they do not expect a second wave of widespread Zika infections similar to that of a year ago, despite warming temperatures causing a rebound in reproduction of the mosquito responsible for transmitting the virus.<p>Zika, which has spread to almost 60 …

Swimwear Shopping Guide for Rio de Janeiro

Nail the local look to cut a dash on the beaches<p>The Brazilian bikini is a thing of legend, and while the locals still favor revealing styles, the …

Brazil plans to waive visas for visitors from U.S., Japan

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's government is considering waiving visas for visitors from the United States, Japan, Canada and Australia to boost tourism, and could eventually extend the plan to include China, a tourism ministry spokesman said on Monday.<p>The proposal by new Tourism Minister Marx …

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The Delightfully Campy “Love Hotels” Of Brazil

Vinyl, neon, and sex toys on order: two photographers travel through Brazil to capture the country’s pay-by-the-hour motels.<p>In Brazil, where it’s common to live with your parents until marriage or well into adulthood, pay-by-the-hour “love hotels” are a cultural norm. They can be found everywhere, …

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Rainforest wonder and remote villages in northern Brazil

An Amazon trip by boat and on foot offers the chance to meet the hidden communities and enjoy the natural splendour of a region still shrouded in mystery – and in need of preservation<p>Tumbling waves rocked our small wooden boat. I clung on, struck by surf spray and fear, while Jose, our skipper, …

Brazil says foreign tourism met half-million forecast for Games

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - At least 500,000 foreign visitors arrived in Brazil to attend the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the government said on Friday, citing recent immigration figures that met a forecast made well before the Games.<p>According to data compiled by federal police at immigration points …

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One of Brazil's Most Delectable Grilled Meats: Picanha

While the world's eyes are trained on the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, I thought I'd acquaint you with one of Brazil's most delectable grilled meats: picanha.<p>Pronounced "pee-KHA-nyah" in Portuguese, this tender cut of beef is indisputably a carnivorous heaven on earth.<p>Picanha (not …

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Brazil built too many hotel rooms (again)

Brazil is facing yet another Olympic hurdle: Filling the thousands of hotel rooms it just built once the games have ended.<p>Rio de Janeiro had 27,137 hotel rooms in June, 37% more than it did four years ago, according to hotel-research firm STR. The real lodging stock could be even higher because …

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8 Things You Need To Buy When You're In Brazil

Don't even think about coming back from the Olympics without these souvenirs.<p>If you're heading to Brazil for the Olympics, you'll be bombarded with Rio 2016 branded t-shirts, beach towels, and baseball hats as soon as you step off the plane. While your kid may love it if you bring back a stuffed …

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