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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

INTERNATIONAL | 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

INTERNATIONAL | 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

INTERNATIONAL | 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

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.

Foreign Brands Covet Brazil's Fashion Market

FASHION | By Jenny Barchfield | Nov 13
Despite its sputtering economy, Brazil continues to be a prized target market for international fashion brands, as witnessed during the Sao Paulo fashion week's fall-winter 2015 shows that wrapped up Friday.

Conservatives Gaining Force in Brazil Congress

INTERNATIONAL | By Jenny Barchfield | Oct 18
Unease over a worsening economy and deteriorating public safety, plus a backlash against recent gay-rights gains, are propelling a conservative rise in Brazil.

Trans Woman Murdered in Brazil, Shot 3 Times in Face

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 7
Police say that a Brazilian transgender woman was murdered last Wednesday after being shot three times in the face. This incident comes not long after it was reported that 216 LGBT people in Brazil have been murdered so far this year.

Report: 216 LGBT Related Murders in Brazil in 2014

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 2
There have been 216 LGBT related murders in Brazil this year.

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