The Paradox of Happiness

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Many Brazilians, particularly those who have been fortunate enough to visit the US, view their northern neighbor as paradise. “I can’t believe how organized everything is there,” one Brazilian told me. “Even the TV shows start on time. You can set your watch to them.” No exact numbers are available from the US government, but it’s estimated that at least one million Brazilians are currently living permanently in the US. Tourist visas for the US can be obtained at US Consulates 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...

Who’s the Real Coach?

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It would appear that the Brazilian national football team’s selection has not entirely been in the hands of its coaches. More...

Curitiba Atlético Stadium Makes History

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On Easter Sunday fans of Atlético Paranaense witnessed the first game at their home stadium, Arena da Baixada, 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...

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Brazil and China successfully launched a joint satellite recently, the fifth environmental monitoring equipment of its kind to be launched jointly by More...

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  Thanks to its young population armed with smartphones, Brazil beat nine other Internet-connected countries for its citizens’ frequency of web use, More...

Brazilian Cerrado is Open for Business

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Amazon’s Biggest Destroyer Arrested

  Brazilian police have arrested the “biggest deforester” of the Amazon jungle, identified as Ezequiel Antônio Castanha, officials said this week...

Illegal Lumber from Brazil Seized in Europe

Authorities in Belgium seized two containers of Brazilian lumber in Antwerp following a demonstration by Greenpeace, which alleged that the timber..

Brazilians are Unhappy

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Crime Catalogue for Brazil

In the US, time is measured in seasons. People speak of time passing with the expression, “Seasons come and seasons go.”..

Brazil Protests: What next?

The world sat up and took notice on Sunday, March 15, when millions of Brazilians marched in the streets to protest..

Brazilian Study Proves Importance of Breastfeeding

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Here’s good news for Gisele Bündchen’s children: Researchers in Brazil have followed nearly 6,000 babies from birth for the past three decades, More...

Judge Sérgio Moro of Curitiba is not Intimidated

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With so much attention from the Petrobras scandal focused on PT, the ruling party, Brazilians are wondering how far the investigation will go in probing More...

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Brazil is Primitive

By B. Michael Rubin Before I’m accused of cultural stereotyping for this article’s title, let me say that I’m an American living in More...

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Cruise in Twelve Knots

CIE’s Cultural Intelligence correspondent, Terry Caesar, recently returned from his first cruise ship adventure, which took him from his current More...

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Brazilian 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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