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Eric in the Dog House  

Eric in the Dog House

A Girl in Ipanema

November 28th 2009
Rose Colored Lenses I wanted to like Rio, but I was predisposed not to. I was one of those Americans who really wanted Chicago to get the Olympics. We were in Tokyo when the decision came down, which was icing on the cake, knowing we even lost to Tokyo. I will say, particularly with how long it took us to get to Rio from Santiago that I was looking at Rio a little askew. I was no ... read more
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Brazilian Flag Following three centuries under the rule of Portugal, Brazil became an independent nation in 1822. By far the largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil overcame more than half a century of military intervention in the governance of t... ... read more
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