Posts by CraigWilson

Carnival Rio de Janeiro Samba Schools

The CARNIVAL and “Rio Street Kid Stargazer”

February 5-9 is the biggest party in the world, just before Ash Wednesday In a few weeks, Rio de Janeiro...

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Why I Wrote “Rio Street Kid Stargazer”

Ever travel to a brand new world? True story. It was my first trip to South America. I worked for...

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RACE and RIO…

It used to be that no matter what your background — Asian, African or European — you can fit in...

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How People Fall In Love

I wrote another book called, “Dating for Life.” It has VERY little relationship to my upcoming book, “RIO—Reluctant Ascension into...

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The Difference in USA Slums versus Rio de Janeiro

There are fundamental differences between the slums of America and the slums of other regions of the world. Let’s talk...

It is estimated that there are 200,000 street children living in Kolkata, India.

In order to protect and encourage the development of Kolkata’s homeless children, three women from Cork, Ireland founded The HOPE Foundation (HOPE) in 1999. Partnering with other nonprofit organizations in Kolkata, HOPE runs night patrols, health clinics, schools and homes for street children. Maureen Forrest, director of HOPE, states that the foundation aspires to give these children a “life of freedom” through various programs to help them “break this awful cycle of poverty.”

A Word about the Homeless

I am a compassionate person.  My wife and I live in downtown Chicago. We walk past people with homeless signs...

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Cristo Redentor and RIO…

How the Statue of Christ Redeemer came to be The idea of building a large statue atop Corcovado was first...

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Danger and RIO…

Tragedy and Beauty comingled Brazil is certainly one of the most violent countries in the world. In 2012, 56,337 people...

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Romance and RIO…

The term “Latin Lovers” exists for a reason. People who live in dark, cold climates are typically prone to depression...

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Samba and RIO…

The World’s Biggest Party Imagine an entire city block devoted to a competition of the top samba clubs in Rio...