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Florianopolis News

Triathlon Magazine Canada (blog)

McMahon Highlights Brazil Field
Triathlon Magazine Canada (blog)
This weekend's Ironman South American Championship in Florianopolis, Brazil sees Canadian Brent McMahon returning to see if he can move up a few places on the podium after finishing third there last year. McMahon's track record at Ironman races is ...

27 May 2016 | 5:45 pm

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Friends are a blessing during troubled times
Atlanta Journal Constitution
These are your true friends.” Friends are a blessing during troubled times photo. Patricia Holbrook. My sister told this parable as we drove around the beautiful island of Florianopolis in South Brazil during my visit earlier this week. Her ...

27 May 2016 | 12:05 am

Surfing Life (blog)

Unpopular Opinion: Amor de Rio
Surfing Life (blog)
It's only fair that the Latin champions of the genre are able to showcase their wares in front of the rambunctious Rio hordes, whereby the sport of (Polynesian) kings can convert disgruntled soccer fans away from the beautiful game (following the ...

26 May 2016 | 2:05 am

Open Democracy

"Youth is going to be part of the solution, in Brazil, and everywhere in the world"
Open Democracy
In Florianopolis, in the South, the problems are different: a hurricane hit the area, something that used to happen very seldom in South America. So, they are now focusing on how to adapt to this new development and on preparing local communities for ...

19 May 2016 | 6:04 am


Best Cities in Brazil for a Weekend Trip From Rio
The Olympic Games are coming to Brazil this summer, and to help fans support their athletes the country has temporarily done away with its visa fee. That means it's the perfect opportunity to cheer for your team and then go explore the vast and ...

17 May 2016 | 11:30 am

Los Angeles Times

Brazil to promote tourism with Olympic torch relay
Fox News Latino
On the triple border between Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, the Olympic flame will spend two nights by breathtaking Iguacu Falls. From the south it will be taken back northwards through the seaside resort of Florianopolis, through Barretos famed for ...
Rio Reveals Complete Route Of The Olympic Torch RelayBahamas Tribune

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3 May 2016 | 3:42 pm

Folha de S.Paulo

Court Rules to Bulldoze Jureré Internacional 'Beach Clubs', in Florianopolis
Folha de S.Paulo
The southern city of Florianopolis is world-renowned for its hip and hopping party scene. Home to rows of popular "beach clubs", the Jurerê Internacional beach has become a favourite hang-out with Brazilian celebrities, enthusiastic revellers and ...

25 May 2016 | 12:21 pm

The Rio Times

Cine Pedal Brasil Audiovisual Festival Rolls in Rio de Janeiro
The Rio Times
CinePedal Brasil 2016 is created and produced by Inffinito; presented by Cielo; and sponsored by Multiplus. The Rio de Janeiro events mark the first stop of the festival's tour. Following the event in Parque dos Patins, the festival will move one to ...

21 May 2016 | 11:06 am