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In Brazil, a Fine Line Between Sex, Romance

Are local women who 'date' tourists really prostitutes?

(Newser) - Brazil’s reputation for sex tourism isn’t as straightforward as it seems, Seth Kugel writes for GlobalPost. Sure, lots of men visit Rio de Janeiro, in particular, “with one thing on their minds.” But “there are many gradations on the romance-to-prostitution continuum.” It’s common... More »

'Music and Passion' Yield to Subway

Historic Copacabana awaits transit-expansion wrecking ball

(Newser) - After nearly seven decades, three locations, and an unforgettable hit song, the Copacabana nightclub closed its doors early this morning to make way for the extension of a subway line. In its latest incarnation, the onetime hangout of the Rat Pack and the Mickey Mantle-led New York Yankees bowed out... More »

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