Cowboys in Brazil’s Interior

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“We dress like cowboys in these parts,” said Cuiabanno Lima, explaining his clothes as he was eating a big steak in Goiânia, the capital of the state of Goiás. “I can’t just walk in here wearing shorts and flip-flops. Sorry, but this isn’t Rio.” Mr. Lima, 40, is an acclaimed Brazilian rodeo announcer and thus his cowboy appearance is central to his profession. The growth of cowboy culture in Goiás reflects major shifts in Brazil in recent decades. While Brazil’s economy is still 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...

São Paulo Battles its Traffic

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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...

Rio Fireworks

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Millions of people have taken cruises all around the world, but I am not one of them. I’m not sure exactly why I’ve avoided them all these years. Is it the fear 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...

Baseball Grows in Brazil

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

Olympic Endings

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The Olympics are over. Now it’s time to reflect and celebrate. Brazilians were hoping for a higher total More...

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With the world economy in turmoil, both investors and university students are currently assessing the best route for success. Economies once considered More...

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Selfies and Facebook and Instagram and Twitter and Snapchat and WhatsApp fit perfectly in Brazil. This is a country steeped in the oral tradition, where More...

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Three Israeli companies won an international competition to help create a new Smart City in Brazil. The announcement was made by the Brazilian Israelite More...

Language of the Amazon

xingu-park-1a In the 1950s and 1960s, Brazil created the Xingu Indigenous Park, a roughly 2.64 million-hectare preserve...

Elephant Sanctuary in Brazil

A group of international NGOs has announced it is opening the first elephant sanctuary in Latin America. The facility is located..

Nuclear Bomb Survivors in Brazil

Seventy years ago, in August 1945, the United States used atomic weapons against Japan. On August 6 and August 9 a..

Brazil Returns to Normalcy, Sort Of

amy-purdy The awe and majesty of the Rio 2016 Olympic games are beginning to fade, and Brazilians...

Why Beans are so Expensive

It’s no surprise that the economy of China has become a concern to Curitibanos. After all, China is Brazil’s largest trading..

Can Brazilians Afford to Retire?

An exploding pension crisis here in Brazil, Latin America’s largest economy, is wreaking havoc on its public finances and intensifying a..

Einstein Letter 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...

The Clash of the Century

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If this sounds like a superhero battle, Batman vs. Superman, don’t be surprised. Brazil has just weathered its most tumultuous week in politics More...

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Who’s Listening?

By B. Michael Rubin Brazilians are so polite that they say hello to strangers when they enter an elevator. My wife and I were spending a week at the beach 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. Next month, Gisele turns 36 years old, More...

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