Obesity and Prosperity

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Celene da Silva, who lives in Fortaleza, is one of the thousands of door-to-door vendors for Nestlé, helping the world’s largest packaged food conglomerate expand its reach into a quarter-million households in Brazil’s farthest-flung corners. As she dropped off variety packs of Chandelle pudding, Kit-Kats, and Mucilon infant cereal, there was something striking about her customers – many were visibly overweight, even small children. Celene, who weighs more than 90 kilos, recently discovered More...

Volvo Launches World’s Largest Bus


Volvo has launched its newest vehicles, two buses that will add to Volvo’s high-passenger capacity transport system. Volvo introduced its two new buses at the FetransRio More...

The Brazilian Way


The bus system in Curitiba is famous for being the first Rede Integrada de Transporte (RIT) system in Brazil, and it’s still considered the best in the country, with approximately More...

São Paulo Battles its Traffic


For decades, mega-city São Paulo has been transforming into endless urban sprawl, razing tree-lined plazas, demolishing architectural gems, under-investing in public transportation, More...


Stonehenge in Brazil

As the foreman for a cattle ranch in the far reaches of northern Brazil, a city called Calçoene in the state of Amapá, Lailson Camelo da Silva was cutting trees to convert forest More...

Swimming with Sharks

South America’s largest aquarium has opened in Rio de Janeiro, giving visitors an opportunity to explore the sea in a transparent tunnel and swim with sharks. AquaRio, constructed More...

Women’s Football in Crisis


The firing of the first woman to coach Brazil’s national women’s football team has triggered the retirement More...

Baseball Grows in Brazil


Eric Pardinho, a 16-year-old Brazilian, is ready to play professional baseball in the US. It could possibly happen More...

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When Russia created Facebook profiles of fake Americans to influence the 2016 American election, it could make up fake names and biographical details, More...

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Eleven-year-old Anna Paulla Kelly Moura is sure that one day someone from her neighborhood will go into space. “One day,” she says. Anna Paulla lives More...

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Gun violence is on the rise in Rio de Janeiro, with the sound of firefights echoing daily across Brazil’s seaside city as drug gangs battle each More...

Time for a Hike

Pedra do Baú Brazil is well-known for Carnival, football, and the Amazon, but many people are not aware of...

Latin America’s Largest Primate Sanctuary

Far away from their days in the circus, some 50 chimpanzees live together in Sorocaba, a city in the interior of..

New Weapon in the Fight Against Illegal Logging

Brazil’s federal environmental agency, Ibama, launched this month the latest attack in its meagre arsenal of weapons to protect the environment. Ibama has..

Business Gets Smart

Coachsurfing Marcio Kumruian opened a shoe store with his cousin in an empty part of a São...

What’s Next for President Temer?

Brazil’s Attorney General, Rodrigo Janot, presented criminal charges against President Temer on Monday, June 26. Temer was accused of taking a..

Temer versus Lula: A Labyrinth of Conflict

In the film Jerry McGuire, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Tom Cruise scream, “Show me the money!” In Brazil, a similar cry..

Need for Accurate News

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A group of Brazilian journalists and researchers have joined to create an avenue to credibility for journalism. The appropriately titled “Credibility More...

Blind Ballerinas in Brazil


São Paulo, Brazil is home to the world’s only professional ballet company for the blind. The ballet company is operated by the Fernanda Bianchini More...


Independence Here and There

By Nathalia Vargas Any teenager or young adult will be vehement in saying they seek independence. I remember my closed-bedroom-door-while-listening-to-Blink-182 More...


Cruise in Twelve Knots

CIE’s Culture correspondent, Terry Caesar, recently returned from his first cruise ship adventure, which took him from his current home in Texas More...


What Happened to Leisure?

By B. Michael Rubin When asked to conjure an image of Brazil, most foreigners think — leisure. It’s a life of wide, sandy beaches, and family More...

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