The Genius of a Cruise Ship

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Imagine you manage a hotel, and one day 4,000 guests arrive at the same time. They all want rooms now, and if you could show them how to operate the safe in the room that would be nice. Such an unlikely scenario is exactly what happens every day on cruise ships like the one I invaded recently. The size of these giant ships operated by companies like Carnival, Costa, MSC, Holland America, Royal Caribbean, and Disney range anywhere from 2000 to 6000 passengers. Adding the crew that number can exceed 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...

ANAHEIM, CA - DECEMBER 13:  Atmosphere at Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty's Holiday Castle and "Believe In Holiday Magic" Fireworks spectacular held at Disneyland Resort on December 13, 2007 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Barry King/WireImage) *** Local Caption ***

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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A dirigible balloon is a lighter-than-air floating airship, also known as a blimp. Balloons filled with hot air large enough to carry humans have been 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...

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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