Freelance journalist in Brazil. I have covered Mercosur-EU summit, Rio+20, World Youth Day 2013 and several other international events in Rio and Sao Paulo. I write about the economy, politics, sports and everyday life in Brazil.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — For years favela residents throughout Rio de Janeiro have lived side-by-side with drug traffickers, who flock to these very poor mountainside communities confident that police would not go up the steep alleyways to arrest them. Recent government efforts to capture the drug traffickers, however, have led police to venture farther into these communities and threaten residents’ daily lives, including their religious routines.
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s federal government launched the Emergency Program for Social Actions in Rio de Janeiro on Monday, announcing investments of R$157 million to stimulate the participation of young people in sports, cultural and technology activities and keep youngsters away from crime in some of Rio’s poorest favela communities.
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Nearly two weeks after the death of Spanish tourist Maria Esperanza Jimenez in the Rocinha favela community, Brazil’s Tourism Ministry began to inspect tourism agencies, guides and carriers operating in the capital. According to Nilo Sergio Felix, Rio’s Tourism Secretary, this week’s inspections were already on the government’s agenda, but due to recent events were moved up.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".