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2016 Olympic Games (INACTIVE)

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  • In Brazil, fine art draws crowds from favelas to fairs to museums

    RIO DE JANEIRO — Instead of playing in the dirty streets after school, one hot afternoon kids in a local favela, or slum¸ are led into a giant space with bright, high white walls. Assistants lead them around, nudging them to engage with original...
  • Global Village: Brazil Builds Mega-Studio; Song Fest Has Europe Burning, More

    INDIA Nation Woos Location Scouts Aiming to simplify the permitting process for shoots, the government is setting up a website to create a one-stop shop, Information and Broadcasting Secretary Uday Kumar Varma told a gathering at the India Pavilion in...
  • City of Rio Unveils Plans for $50 Million Mega-Studio (EXCLUSIVE)

    The City of Rio de Janeiro is set to build a $50 million film and TV studio, Rio Polo de Audiovisual, located a few minutes drive from Brazil's 2016 Olympic Games stadium. The news was unveiled on Saturday at Cannes by Sergio Sa Leitao, Rio de Janeiro'...
  • As goes crime in Rio, so goes bulletproofing

    As goes crime in Rio, so goes bulletproofing
    RIO DE JANEIRO — As crime statistics go, this one is iron-clad. Wealthy residents of Rio de Janeiro have been buying fewer bulletproof cars as violent crime has decreased and shootouts between gangs and police have become less prominent, at...
  • Rosenthal: Rejuvenation of South Side the fair thing to do

    President Grover Cleveland pressed an electric switch, powering the pumps for massive fountains. The jets of water in turn cued the unfurling of flags. What was described as "profound silence" gave way to a cacophony, and the World's Columbian...
  • A great debate: Bolt or Eaton?

    A great debate: Bolt or Eaton?
    LONDON — How do you measure greatness? By two events that lasted fewer than 30 seconds combined? By one 10-part event that ground on for 25 hours over two days? About 45 minutes after Usain Bolt of Jamaica won the Olympic track title he thought was...
  • Bolt races into Olympics history

    Bolt races into Olympics history
    LONDON — Moments after providing track and field's enduring snapshot of the 2012 Olympics, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt grabbed a news photographer's camera in the middle of his victory lap. The same lens had just been trained on Bolt as he...
  • 10 years after Daley's Meigs Field raid, the makeover of Northerly Island is slow to take shape

    10 years after Daley's Meigs Field raid, the makeover of Northerly Island is slow to take shape
    Ten years ago as Mayor Richard M. Daley worked through political channels to accelerate federal approval to build new runways at the airport his father had dearly called "O'Hara," the mayor also issued an infamous order to destroy Chicago's little...
  • London calling for Olympian Angela Ruggiero

    London calling for Olympian Angela Ruggiero
    Valley native and four-time ice hockey Olympic medalist Angela Ruggiero — one gold, two silvers, one bronze — was elected in 2010 by her fellow Olympians to the Athletes Commission of the International Olympic Committee. She's one of 12...
  • Municipal elections in Brazil provide welcome news for President Rousseff

     
    Municipal elections throughout Brazil on Sunday saw Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes easily reelected, while in Sao Paulo two mayoral candidates faced a second round runoff. Brazilians voted largely to keep the major parties in charge of their cities,...
  • Reality check for Brazil billionaire

    Reality check for Brazil billionaire
    SAO PAULO, BRAZIL -- For a man who had just lost $6 billion in less than 24 hours, Eike Batista was curiously upbeat. Brazil's richest man took to Twitter, as he is wont to do, to send a message to his almost 1 million followers. "My fortune is in my...