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2010-03-24 13:27:00

NEW YORK, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanna Lee Communications, Inc., an award-winning boutique PR agency specialized in spirits, food, wine, travel and lifestyle, today announced that it has been named the PR agency of record for Leblon Cachaca, Brazil's handcrafted spirit and the basis of the famed Caipirinha cocktail. The agency will undertake a one-year public relations and event-driven campaign to promote Leblon Cachaca nationally in both the consumer and trade press. (Logo:...

2008-09-01 00:02:13

By Michael Astor Ricardo Moraes/AP The famous "Christ the Redeemer" statue crowns Corcovado mountain, with Sugar Loaf mountain seen in the distance behind it, in Rio de Janeiro. People fill the street outside of the Beco do Rato bar in Rio de Janeiro's Lapa neighborhood. The best party in Lapa is outdoors, where street vendors sell beer. Surfers patronize Arpoador beach, the rocky outcrop at the edge of Ipanema. Beaches in Brazil are accessible year-round, and many travelers spend...

2006-02-16 09:25:16

By Bruno Domingos RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) - A gang turf war broke out when 40 armed men invaded Rio de Janeiro's largest slum, killing at least six people as the city prepares for a Rolling Stones concert and Carnival, police said on Thursday. Police squads raided the area, not far from Rio's beaches and posh neighborhoods, after the clash erupted in Rocinha on Wednesday night. They arrested seven people but raids and shooting continued into the early hours on Thursday. A...


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