Brazil Has World’s Best Building

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Children Village, a school complex on the edge of the rainforest in northern Brazil, has won the RIBA International Prize for the world’s best new building. Children Village provides boarding accommodation for 540 children aged 13 to 18 attending the Canuanã School. Funded by the Bradesco Foundation, Children Village is one of forty schools run More...

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CentroCivico11
On November 19, 2018
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Curitiba Ranks First

Curitiba is the “smartest” and most connected Brazilian city, according to organizers of the fourth Connected Smart Cities conference, which was held in São Paulo. A smart city is one that utilizes the most More...

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On August 11, 2017
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Brazil’s Immigrant Music

One night in São Paulo, six musicians from different corners of the world —Syria, France, and Brazil — gathered in a cozy, high-rise apartment to play music from their youth. Though samba and rock emanated More...

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On June 10, 2017
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The Secrets of Native Tea

Rio Branco, the capital of the state of Acre, hosted the Second World Ayahuasca Conference. Experts from 40 different countries discussed the shamanic drink of indigenous origins. Psychologists and anthropologists More...

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On September 25, 2012
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Looking Ahead

  By B. Michael Rubin Everyone from politicians to farmers believes the infrastructure in Brazil needs improvement. Whether it’s roads and bridges or the airports, it could use enhancement. The good news More...

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On September 18, 2012
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Metamorphosis

By B. Michael Rubin In Franz Kafka’s story, Metamorphosis, the hero of the story, Gregor Samsa, wakes up on an otherwise uneventful morning to discover he has turned into a bug. The story, first published More...

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On August 16, 2012
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Gold, Again!

 It was a volleyball weekend. No one can remember the last time Brazil won four medals in the final weekend of the Olympics. In volleyball, beach volleyball, and soccer, Brazil collected one gold and three silver More...

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On July 13, 2012
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New York Welcomes Brazilian Tourism

 For those Brazilians planning a trip to New York in July or August, you will be happy to know that New York is prepared for your visit. Thanks to the weak American economy, and a stable Brazilian currency, the More...

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On May 15, 2012
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When She Smiles

By B. Michael Rubin There are two ways to arrive at a destination. When traveling from point A to point B, you can choose a straight line, the most direct and time-saving route; or you can choose a circuitous route, More...

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On May 4, 2012
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Election Time

 By Eva P. Bueno Those of us Brazilians born dangerously around the middle of the 20th century can still recall a time when — at least in the interior of Paraná — municipal and state elections were a special More...