Brazil: Marielle Franco’s Family Requests Protection

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Telesur Brasilia is reporting the family of assassinated human rights activist Marielle Franco has asked for protection after receiving death threats....

Marielle Franco: U.N. Calls for Investigation into Assassination

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Philip Reeves of National Public Radio (NPR) is reporting the U.N. is calling for an investigation into the assassination of Brazilian...

Brazil: 2016 Olympic Rings Unveiled in Rio

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Reporting for the Rio Times, Chesney Hearst reports officials have unveiled the Olympic rings structure in Madureira Park located in the...

Brazil: Mudslides in Salvador Cause 21 Deaths

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The local news media in Salvador, the capital of the Northeastern state of Bahia, are reporting that heavy rains that began on...

FIFA World Cup Starts Today: Top 5 Reasons to Watch

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One of the worlds most highly-anticipated sports events kicks off today in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The games have been mired...

Brazil: Reggae Music Honored at Florianopolis Carnival

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Cecilia Campbell-Livingston is reporting that Reggae music has gone carnival in Brazil. Singers Bunny Wailer and Andrew Tosh, music industry veteran...

The Burton Wire's Christmas Playlist

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The Burton Wire would like to wish you a safe and Happy Holiday season! To help you get into the Christmas...

EXCLUSIVE: Sergio Mendes Talks 'A Night in Rio', Duke Ellington and will.i.am

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After five decades, the legendary Sergio Mendes happily remains on the cutting edge of music. The proud Brazilian attributes his sound...

EXCLUSIVE: Sergio Mendes Talks ‘A Night in Rio’, Duke Ellington and will.i.am

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After five decades, the legendary Sergio Mendes happily remains on the cutting edge of music. The proud Brazilian attributes his sound...

Legendary Brazil Goal Keeper Gylmar dos Santos Neves Dies

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The Bleacher Report is reporting that legendary goal keeper Gylmar dos Santos Neves has died. Often thought of as the greatest...

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