politics


Dilma Rousseff will not attend Rio Olympics torch ceremony opening

Dilma Rousseff will not attend Rio Olympics torch ceremony opening
Suspended Brazilian president says she will not take a ‘secondary position’ to interim president Michel Temer, who will declare Games open on 5 AugustBrazil’s suspended president Dilma Rousseff will not to attend the torch ceremony opening the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, an aide said on Tuesday, a day after she said in an interview she would not play second fiddle to interim president Michel Temer. Rousseff, who is facing an impeachment trial that could confirm Temer as her successor one month from now, was invited to attend the ceremony in Rio’s Maracaná stadium, where Temer will declare...

Senior Selections: A look at Sciatica

Lower Back and Leg Pain The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body. From the lower spine, the sciatic nerve splits into two branches...

business


Foreign Visitors to Spend US$200 Million in Brazil During Olympics

Foreign Visitors to Spend US$200 Million in Brazil During Olympics
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Foreign visitors coming to Rio de Janeiro to attend the Olympic will add an extra US$200 million in revenues to the country in August, according to the latest data from Brazil’s Central Bank. According to the entity, the volume of revenues is significantly lower than […]...

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Best Tracks of 2016 (So Far…)

Best Tracks of 2016 (So Far…)
As we’re now more than half the way through 2016 we figured it was only right that we shared some of the tracks that we’ve been loving so far this year. What follows is a playlist featuring some incredible music from Latin America as well as the Latin American diaspora, with artists making undeniably-great Latin American music as far afield as London, New York and Melbourne. Featuring are styles as varied as pop, afrobeat, cumbia, electronica, blues rock, salsa, samba and all manner of Afro-Latin grooves. Below are all the artists featured on the playlist, along with their countrie...

culture


Buildup to Rio 2016 part of a chaotic and shameful tradition of Olympic hosts | David Goldblatt

Buildup to Rio 2016 part of a chaotic and shameful tradition of Olympic hosts | David Goldblatt
Preparations have often been a mess but Rio’s buildup may be the most disorderly yet – and no matter how special the Games a disaster of unprecedented proportions will have already happenedThe final days of preparation before the first modern Games in Athens in 1896 offered many of the tropes that still structure Olympic coverage a century later. Rumours persisted that the stadium would not be ready on time, leading to a furious exchange of letters in The Times. The New York Times correspondent came to dig for dirt and found it. “There were plenty of old tin cans and rubbish scattered wh...

The Food From Ipanema

Visiting Rio for the Summer Olympics? Some of Florence Fabricant’s picks for where to eat during the games or while on vacation....



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