Amazon’s Biggest Destroyer Arrested

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  Brazilian police have arrested the “biggest deforester” of the Amazon jungle, identified as Ezequiel Antônio Castanha, officials said this week. Castanha was arrested last Saturday in a joint operation of Federal Police and the National Security Force in the town of Novo Progresso in Pará state, according to the Brazilian Environmental Institute, or Ibama. Castanha’s and his crew may be responsible for up to 20 percent of the deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon in recent 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...

FIFA Fails, Again

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Michael J. Garcia, a former federal prosecutor, had never been a football fan. He had never seen a professional match before More...

Is Football Declining?

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On May 18, just a few short weeks before the Germans dealt out a 7-1 destruction of the Selecão to bury dreams 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...

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Everyone knows that technology use is booming in Brazil – from home computers and the Internet to smartphones. One American company recently decided More...

Drought in Brazil – the Future Has Arrived

brazil_dam The role of tropical deforestation in global climate change has been the subject of much international...

Environment versus Economy

Environmentalists on the front lines of climate diplomacy often frame the environmental conflict between the developed and the developing world as..

International Bird Rescue

A legend in the world of saving animals harmed by oil spills, Jay Holcomb, executive director of International Bird Rescue, was..

Higher Taxes Take their Toll

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Cabinet Ministers are Shocking

Dilma Rousseff and the governing PT are receiving heavy criticism from opponents over a series of choices for her new cabinet...

Optimism for Brazil’s Economy

Optimism over the Brazilian economy has been in short supply recently, so when a corporation fights that trend it attracts attention...

Private Education Grows

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Despite the weak economy, Brazilians are spending more on private schools than ever before. The continued willingness to provide better education for More...

Living Longer in Brazil

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The average life expectancy in Brazil rose by nearly four months in 2014 alone. Life expectancy in Brazil now stands at 74.9 years, according to the National 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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Judge Sérgio Moro of Curitiba Fights Corruption

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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