Brazilian Collects History

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A Brazilian boy’s passion for collecting documents that began almost 50 years ago has blossomed into a collection of 100 thousand autographs, manuscripts, and letters. At age 11, Pedro Corrêa do Lago began writing to individuals he admired. The English novelist J. R. R. Tolkien declined to send him anything. The French filmmaker François Truffaut, however, sent an illustrated, signed book about his 1969 film “L’Enfant Sauvage.” Pedro has chosen the most extraordinary 140 items from his More...

Taxi Alternatives Grow Rapidly

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Taxi service alternatives like Uber are becoming popular all over the world. In some cities like Curitiba, mayors are under pressure from the taxi drivers’ union to find More...

Volvo Launches World’s Largest Bus

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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

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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...

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Open Skies: Cheaper Flights to the US

This week Brazil’s Congress approved the Open Skies treaty between Brazil and the United States that clears the way for a partnership between American Airlines and LATAM Airlines. More...

Jericoacoara: Brazil’s Paradise

Brazil is famous for its alluring attractions – friendly people frolicking in tropical waters. Not only are there no hurricanes, earthquakes, or tornadoes to worry about, More...

Neymar Jr. Institute

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A Summer Games for children held its opening ceremony at the Neymar Jr. Institute, founded by the star who led Brazil to More...

Women’s Football in Crisis

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

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Two years ago, when entrepreneur Federico Vega launched a startup offering Uberlike services for the freight industry, the trucking business in Brazil More...

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US companies eager to tap into the fast-growing market for low-cost satellite launches could become the first customers when Brazil’s Alcântara More...

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This week Facebook launched its first innovation center in the world. Based in São Paulo, Facebook’s center, known as Estação Hack, was created More...

Government Suspends Mega-Dams

The Santo Antônio dam on the Madeira River. Credit: Brazil’s Growth Acceleration Program (Programa de Aceleração do Crescimento) In a surprise move, the Brazilian government has announced that the era of building big hydroelectric...

Time for a Hike

Brazil is well-known for Carnival, football, and the Amazon, but many people are not aware of the hiking and climbing here...

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..

Order and Progress

Fernando Henrique Cardoso In the book “The Accidental President,” a memoir by Brazil’s former president, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, there...

Supreme Court Fights Corruption

It would be difficult these days to find anyone who isn’t tired of corruption in Brazil. While it is every individual’s..

Business Gets Smart

Marcio Kumruian opened a shoe store with his cousin in an empty part of a São Paulo parking garage in 2000...

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

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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...

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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...

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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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Still on Top

“My career was never based on pretty,” Gisele Caroline Bündchen declares, with no hint of irony or sarcasm. This year Gisele turned 37 years old, More...

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