Land Rover Factory Opens


Jaguar Land Rover opened a new factory near Rio de Janeiro in Brazil on June 14. The manufacturing plant is its first fully-owned facility outside of the UK. The automaker joins rivals such as Volkswagen and General Motors in opening new factories in Brazil to circumvent high tariffs on imports and meet rules on locally produced goods. The company will build the Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque SUVs at the new factory, which has a maximum capacity of 24,000 vehicles but will produce 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...

New Port Access Road

Truck on freeway

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...

Atlantic Ocean sunset

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, but More...

Réveillon in Rio

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...

Badminton Comes to Brazil


Brazilian teenager Ygor Coelho knows that Olympic medals are practically out of reach, but he smiles from ear to ear because More...

Olympic Torch Arrives in Brazil

Fabiana Claudino in Brasília

While preparations for the Rio 2016 Olympics have been ongoing for years, for many the official start of “Olympic More...

Brazil-Internet-100-million A Reply is Waiting for You

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...

zika-virus Hope in the Fight Against Zika

Ever since the Zika outbreak began in Brazil last year, scientists have suspected that the bacteria called Wolbachia might protect mosquitoes from the More...

brazilsmartcity-635x357 Brazil’s First Smart City

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...

Brazil in the Zika Zone

Rosana Vieira Alves bathes her 4-month-old daughter Luana Vieira, who was born with microcephaly, at their home in Olinda Nothing is spreading faster than the Zika virus in Latin America and the Caribbean except perhaps...

US Rock Band Helps Dam Disaster Victims

US rock group Pearl Jam performed in an outdoor concert in Brazil and made a surprising announcement during the show. The..

“Rio” Hero Will Really Return to Brazil

The government has announced a plan to breed and raise as many as 150 Spix macaws, a bright blue bird that..

Economic Questions for 2016

woman-looking-for-work-pic-getty-images-602325046 Brazil’s economy sunk into recession in 2015, and while 2016 may be a bit better, the...

Brazilians are Angry

In 1969, when the British rock band The Who titled a song “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” an entire generation of..

It’s Hard Keeping Up with the News

Every day seems to bring another surprise. We check the news in the evening, but by the next day, everything has..

Einstein Letter in Brazil


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


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...


Brazil at a Crossroads

By B. Michael Rubin Brazil is at a crossroads: forward or backward. Should Brazil abandon its traditions and enter the 21st century, or maintain its old More...

Coffee harvest

Brazilian Slave Memoir Translated into Portuguese

Mahommah Baquaqua’s story of being kidnapped in Africa and sold into slavery in Brazil in 1845 isn’t unique. However, eventually, he escaped 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...

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