US Rock Band Helps Dam Disaster Victims

An aerial view of the Rio Doce, which was flooded with mud after a dam owned by Vale SA and BHP Billiton Ltd burst, at an area where the river joins the sea on the coast of Espirito Santo in Regencia Village

US rock group Pearl Jam performed in an outdoor concert in Brazil and made a surprising announcement during the show. The group’s singer, Eddie Vedder, interrupted a show Friday night in Belo Horizonte and announced that his band would be donating the proceeds from the concert to victims of the dam spill that killed 12 people. Belo Horizonte is the capital of the state of Minas Gerais, where the disaster occurred on November 5. Along with promising the concert’s earnings to be sent to 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


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

Curitiba bus

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...


Ecotourism in Brazil

Brazil has an immense territory of more than 8.5 million square km. with almost 7 percent of it under some type of environmental protection. In Brazil there are 76 national parks, More...

Brazil’s Efforts to Expand Tourism for Handicapped

In an effort to expand the appeal of tourism, Brazil’s Tourism Ministry is adapting some of its sites for the handicapped. Now what is known as “sensory tourism” allows More...

FIFA Ethics Committee


When they checked into their rooms at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in São Paulo, just before Brazil’s 2014 World Cup, global More...

Brazil Loses Its Biggest Football Fan


Legendary Brazilian football fan, Clovis Acosta Fernandes, has died in Porto Alegre. Clovis was not just another More...

48368ed3590d80726fc0ba3ba6e57178 Brazilian Company Improves Milk

Thanks to advancements made by a Brazilian agribusiness company, it will now be possible to keep fresh milk in the fridge for over two weeks before it More...

0x600 Free Computers for the Retired in Uruguay

Brazil’s neighbor, Uruguay, has formulated a unique plan to bring retired citizens into the world of computers. Because the digital revolution only More...

dn27844-1_800 Technology Fights Dengue Fever

Millions of modified mosquitoes have been intentionally released in the city of Piracicaba in São Paulo state in the battle against dengue fever. The More...

Dam Disaster Strikes Brazil

Debris is pictured in Bento Rodigues district which was covered with mud after a dam owned by Vale SA and BHP Billiton Ltd burst, in Mariana Brazil’s government said yesterday it may fine Australia mining giant BHP and Brazil’s Vale for the...

Norway Helps Protect Amazon Rain Forest

The country of Norway is giving Brazil 1 billion dollars to protect the Amazon rain forest. In 2008, Norway made an agreement..

Native Deaths Investigated

Brazilian federal police are investigating the apparent murder of an environmental activist who was defending a stretch of rain forest in..

It’s Hard Keeping Up with the News

Brasil-Michel-Rousseff-Cortesia-Tiempos_NACIMA20131007_0020_19 Every day seems to bring another surprise. We check the news in the evening, but by...

Brazil: Too Big to Fail

Protestors in Brazil are certain of one thing – they want better government. International economic experts agree, but now they are..

Dilma vs. Cunha: Behind the Scenes

It’s been an unusually warm August in Curitiba. People are asking if it’s global warming, or a reflection of the heated..

Einstein Letter Discovered 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...

Billionaires in Handcuffs in Curitiba


Three former top executives of Camargo Corrêa, one of Brazil’s largest construction firms, were sentenced to prison by Judge Sérgio Moro for crimes More...

children talking

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...


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...


Murderer as Prison Warden

Antônio Galdino da Silva Neto has a unique story. First, he was a police officer. Then he became a convicted murderer. Finally, today, he is a prison More...

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