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Brazil kicks off carnival as fears of unrest fade

Feb 17, 2012

Brazil kicks off carnival as fears of unrest fade

Revellers in Brazil's two biggest carnival capitals geared up for the annual celebrations on Friday, restoring a festive atmosphere to cities where police strikes in recent weeks raised fears that crime and violence would spoil the party. #BuzzPatrol #Rio de Janeiro #Brazilian Carnival #Street culture

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Brazil kicks off carnival as fears of unrest fade

Jul 11, 2014

Latin Americans reluctantly rally behind Argentina

(AP) -- With a reputation for arrogance and illusions of European-styled grandeur, Argentines have long been the objects of scorn and the butt of jokes across Latin America But for at least 90 minutes on Sunday, when Argentina takes on Germany in the... #Latin America #Costa Rica #Colombia #Buenos Aires #Lionel Messi #New York Times Company #Rio de Janeiro #Argentina national football team #Brazil national football team
Brazil kicks off carnival as fears of unrest fade

Jul 07, 2014

Birthplace of Brazil independence near WCup city

(AP) -- Removed from the bustling World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte lies a charming colonial town that gave birth to Brazil's independence. Ouro Preto, a UNESCO world heritage site whose name means "Black Gold," is a former mining village a two-h... #California #Paris #UNESCO #Rio de Janeiro #Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Brazil kicks off carnival as fears of unrest fade

Jul 07, 2014

Visit Baltimore for Poe, vintage treasures and more

It's not the TV shows "Homicide" and "The Wire" that come to mind when I think of Baltimore, though both offered an intense look at an American city's poverty, drugs and gangs. Baltimore's glitzy Inner Harbor didn't draw me there either. Instead, I w... #Edgar Allan Poe #Baltimore, MD #John Waters