Dilma vs. Cunha: Behind the Scenes

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It’s been an unusually warm August in Curitiba. People are asking if it’s global warming, or a reflection of the heated atmosphere of high-profile arrests that’s forcing powerful men into federal detention in Curitiba. Prosecutors have announced their first charges against politicians in the Petrobras case, accusing the head of the Lower House of Congress, Eduardo Cunha. Also charged was Senator Fernando Collor, who is a former president of Brazil and resigned in the 1990s amid More...

New Port Access Road

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Trucks serving various container terminals on the left bank of the Brazilian port of Santos are expected to see faster deliveries thanks to a new 3 million reais ($1.15 million) More...

The Brazilian Way

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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...

Curitiba First for the Future

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Autonomous vehicles, levitating trains, and supersonic tubes have all been suggested as radical ways to transport us faster as the 21st century urban age approaches, but it More...

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Poland Unbound

  CIE’s travel correspondent, Clifford Hallam, has traveled extensively around the world, along with living in a number of different countries. He describes his two-year More...

Brazil’s Hidden Treasures

Stalagmites and stalactites are common calcium salt formations in caves. But have you ever heard of helictites? Needles of gypsum? Aragonitas? Bolas? All of these underground More...

Thieves Return Football Gold Medal

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Thieves in Brazil stole a gold medal won by Tamires Britto, 27, a member of the victorious woman’s football team. More...

USA Women Triumph at World Cup

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It’s time for Brazilians to pay attention to their women athletes. While Brazil’s men went down to More...

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Brazil’s neighbor, Uruguay, has formulated a unique plan to bring retired citizens into the world of computers. Because the digital revolution only More...

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Millions of modified mosquitoes have been intentionally released in the city of Piracicaba in São Paulo state in the battle against dengue fever. The More...

Dilma & Zuckerberg Facebook Brings Free Wi-Fi to Brazil

The Brazilian government has agreed to a partnership with Facebook. The partnership is actually with Facebook’s non-profit organization known as More...

Brazil Opens Latin America’s Tallest Environmental Tower

The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) is pictured in Sao Sebastiao do Uatuma Brazil and Germany have opened the tallest environmental observation tower in Latin America, a 325-meter (1,065-foot)...

First Elephant Sanctuary

Brazil will soon open Latin America’s first elephant sanctuary, and its first three residents will be retired circus animals in need..

Big Business Supports the Battle Against Deforestation

Brazil is home to the world’s largest herd of commercial beef cattle. As a result, expansion of cattle pastures has led..

Brazil: Too Big to Fail

Brazil v Croatia: Group A - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Protestors in Brazil are certain of one thing – they want better government. International economic experts...

And the Beat Goes On . . .

Only the most avid news fans could keep up with the rapid developments in the Petrobras investigation. Every day, it seems,..

Where is the BNDES Money Going?

Like many of Brazil’s major companies, Lojas Americanas borrows money at a heavy discount from Brazil’s state-run national development bank, BNDES...

Einstein Letter Discovered in Brazil

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A letter from Albert Einstein written almost 65 years ago has been discovered in a safe at a Brazilian school, according to reports. A typed message with More...

New Regulations to Reduce Caesarian Births

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New regulations aimed at decreasing Brazil’s obsession with Caesarian births took effect this month, with the government hoping it can alter the More...

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The Paradox of Happiness

By B. Michael Rubin Many Brazilians, particularly those who have been fortunate enough to visit the US, view their northern neighbor as paradise. “I More...

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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...

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Brazilian Man Owns All the World’s Music

In an office near the back of his 2500-square-meter warehouse in São Paulo, Zero Freitas is studying the song list of an old album. While his close examination More...

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