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Brazil Packed with Travel Riches, Why So Few Tourists?

Brazil Packed with Travel Riches, Why So Few Tourists?

By Sarah DiLorenzo | May 25
Despite Brazil's seeming abundance of riches for travelers, it has a tourism problem.

Brazil's Ilha Grande

Brazil's Ilha Grande

By Peter Prengaman | May 2
One of the first things visitors will notice about Ilha Grande, or Big Island, is that there are no vehicles. The local government prohibits private cars, maintaining the laid-back rhythms that islanders say are central to their identity.

20 Injured as Float Crashes at Rio Carnival

Feb 27
A float crashed during Rio de Janeiro's world famous Carnival parade Sunday evening and injured at least 20 people, including three people reported in serious condition, but organizers proceeded with the show.

Rio Carnival Revelers Hunt for Bargains Amid Economic Crisis

By Mauricio Savarese | Feb 21
Instead of costly and elaborate costumes with glittering sequins, expect more cheap getups featuring fake mustaches, hats and tiaras at this year's Carnival.

Travel New and Now: New Dali Museum, Australian WWII Site, Rio Street Art

By Beth J. Harpaz | Aug 3
The latest happenings in the travel world include The Dali17 Museum in Monterey, California, a new attraction connected to Australia's World War II history has opened in the country's Northern Territory, and an Instagram map of Rio's street art.

Rio Readies For Worst As Terror Threat Hangs Over Olympics

By Mauricio Savarse, Joshua Goodman | Jul 29
A half-million foreign tourists, dozens of heads of state and the attention of the world's media. If there were ever a headache for anti-terror forces, it's the Olympics.

For Brazil's Carnival Fans, Even Zika Can't Stop the Party

By Jenny Barchfield | Feb 7
Despite warnings to cover up and slather on repellent, many insist the show will go on as it always has, in just a sprinkling of sequins and a few puffs of feather.

Brazil 'Beauty Parade' Celebrates Indigenous Women

By Jenny Barchfield | Oct 28
Rail-thin or heavy, swathed in scarfs and ankle-length skirts or wearing only a thong bikini bottom and body paint, they incarnated the canons of beauty of first peoples from across Brazil and as far afield as Panama and French Guiana.

Brazil Ecojourneys Hosts South American's 1st Lesbian Surf Camp

By Winnie McCroy | Mar 11
On May 9-16 in Santa Catarina, South Brazil, Brazil Ecojourneys invites women to catch some of the sweetest waves in the country, during South America's first-ever lesbian surf camp.

Brazil Panel Delivers Report on Regime Brutality Targeting Minorities, Gays, Others

Dec 10
After 30 years of impunity for crimes of the state, the National Truth Commission report names 377 people allegedly responsible for 434 deaths and disappearances, and thousands of acts of torture.

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