Billionaires in Handcuffs


Three former top executives of Camargo Corrêa, one of Brazil’s largest construction firms, were sentenced to prison on Monday, July 20, by Judge Sérgio Moro (left) for crimes committed in connection with the corruption scandal centered on Petrobras. Dalton Avancini and Eduardo Leite, former president and vice president, respectively, of Camargo Corrêa, each received sentences of 15 years in prison. Additionally, the chairman of the Camargo Board, João Ricardo Auler, is facing nine years and 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...

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...


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...

USA Women Triumph at World Cup


It’s time for Brazilians to pay attention to their women athletes. While Brazil’s men went down to embarrassing More...

FIFA: The Organization that Keeps on Giving

Blatter:Mohammed bin Hammad

To the 7,000 residents of Visp, Switzerland, Sepp Blatter is a hero. For the people who live in Blatter’s 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...

Dilma & Zuckerberg Facebook Brings Free Wi-Fi to Brazil

The Brazilian government has agreed to a partnership with Facebook. The partnership is actually with Facebook’s non-profit organization known as More...

lancamento Brazil Partners with China in Space

Brazil and China successfully launched a joint satellite recently, the fifth environmental monitoring equipment of its kind to be launched jointly by More...

First Elephant Sanctuary

doacoes Brazil will soon open Latin America’s first elephant sanctuary, and its first three residents will be...

Big Business Supports the Battle Against Deforestation

Brazil is home to the world’s largest herd of commercial beef cattle. As a result, expansion of cattle pastures has led..

Brazilian Cerrado is Open for Business

South and east of Brazil’s famous Amazon, the air becomes dryer and the humid rainforest gives way to emerald green patches..

Brazil: Too Big to Fail

Brazil v Croatia: Group A - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Protestors in Brazil are certain of one thing – they want better government. International economic experts...

China Deals with Brazil

Agreements valued at U$53 billion were signed last week in the presence of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and Chinese Prime Minister..

Curitiba Clash: Teachers versus Governor

Police unleashed waves of rubber bullets, tear gas, and stun grenades on striking teachers in Curitiba on Wednesday, April 29, leaving..

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...

Italian Mafia Fugitive Arrested in Brazil

Pasquale Scotti

After 31 years of freedom, one of Italy’s most feared criminals has been arrested on a quiet street in Recife. In a cooperative effort involving Interpol More...


The Paradox of Happiness

By B. Michael Rubin Many Brazilians, particularly those who have been fortunate enough to visit the US, view their northern neighbor as paradise. “I 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...


Brazilian Man Owns All the World’s Music

In an office near the back of his 2500-square-meter warehouse in São Paulo, Zero Freitas is studying the song list of an old album. While his close examination More...

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