Obesity and Prosperity

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Celene da Silva, who lives in Fortaleza, is one of the thousands of door-to-door vendors for Nestlé, helping the world’s largest packaged food conglomerate expand its reach into a quarter-million households in Brazil’s farthest-flung corners. As she dropped off variety packs of Chandelle pudding, Kit-Kats, and Mucilon infant cereal, there was More...

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On October 4, 2017

Sérgio Moro Lauded

Judge Sérgio Moro was presented with the Notre Dame Award at a ceremony on October 2 in São Paulo. The Award was presented by the University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins. Judge Moro was cited More...

On October 1, 2017

Free Training from Facebook

This week Facebook launched its first innovation center in the world. Based in São Paulo, Facebook’s center, known as Estação Hack, was created with the mission of fostering local talent by providing free More...

On August 19, 2017
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Order and Progress

In the book “The Accidental President,” a memoir by Brazil’s former president, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, there is a story about one of Brazil’s many mysteries. At least it’s always been a More...

On September 25, 2012

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...

On September 18, 2012


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

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...

On July 13, 2012

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...

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...

On May 4, 2012

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...