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Brazil Olympics: Ten arrested for ‘plotting ‘terror

Brazilian police have arrested 10 members of a group alleged to be preparing acts of terrorism, two weeks before the start of the Olympic Games. They were not members of so-called Islamic State but had tried to make contact with the group, officials said. The justice minister said the group was in the planning stage of an attack and police acted as a preventative measure. Alexandre Moraes described the cell as “absolute amateurs” and “ill-prepared” to launch an...

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Brazil has waived visa for the 2016 Summer Olympics

Brazil has waived visa requirements for the 2016 Summer Olympics, and will allow U.S. tourists to enter the country for up to 90 days. Despite U.S. passport holders being some of the most powerful (yes, powerful) when it comes to travel, Americans can’t just come and go as they please. But tourists traveling to Brazil this summer are now in luck: In the hopes of drawing people to the country for the 2016 Summer Olympics, held in Rio de Janeiro from August 5–21, Brazilian officials have...

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Rio 2016 confirms start date for Olympic Torch Relay

On the day that Rio de Janeiro officially marked one year to go until the 2016 Olympic Games, the Rio 2016 organizing committee announced the dates for the start of the Olympic Torch Relay next year. The torch will be lit in the Greek city of Olympia, the birthplace of the Ancient Olympic Games, on 21 April 2016 before being handed over to Rio 2016 organizers on 27 April after a tour around Greece. On 3 May, the Olympic Torch Relay – will officially start in the capital city of Brazil,...

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Discover more about Bimini Island

Discover more about Bimini Island

Bimini is the closest Bahamian island to the United States, boasting miles of pristine beaches. Known as Ernest Hemingway’s favorite escape, Pack a bag for the day, a weekend or week and embrace life with a sunny new disposition. The time is now. Bimini is Just 50 miles from Miami Beach.

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Club Med Reinvents Resort in Brazil in Time for 2014 FIFA World Cup

Club Med Reinvents Resort in Brazil in Time for 2014 FIFA World Cup

Representatives of Club Med recently announced the relaunch of Rio das Pedras after extensive renovations to room accommodations, the main restaurant, convention center and the addition of a new adults-only quiet pool. Located in southern Rio de Janeiro, this exclusive eco-resort reopens just before a mad tourist rush to Brazil is expected for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and again in 2016 for the Olympics. The resort is situated between the Mata Atlântica, one of the world’s most ecologically...

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