Réveillon in Rio

Rio Fireworks

Millions of people have taken cruises all around the world, but I am not one of them. I’m not sure exactly why I’ve avoided them all these years. Is it the fear of nausea ruining the vacation? Fear of boredom? Insufficient lifeboats? My wife, however, has long dreamed of going on a cruise, particularly the one she says is the most famous More...

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Kobra mural in São Paulo
On January 4, 2016

Brazilian Artist Honors Bob Dylan

A team of six artists, led by Brazilian Eduardo Kobra, are painting a mural portrait of Bob Dylan that will be 60 feet high (20 meters) and 150 feet wide (50 meters). The painting will fill an entire side of a More...

On October 13, 2015

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, 88 natural biological reserves, More...

On October 3, 2015

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 warden. Antônio spent five years in the police force in the More...

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On September 30, 2015

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 people with visual impairments More...

On September 29, 2015

Southern Brazil Embraces Its German Roots

In 1861, the town of Pomerode was founded in the northeast region of Santa Catarina state by Pomeranian Germans, who originate from the north of Germany. Santa Catarina is the second most southern state in Brazil. More...

On July 29, 2015

Marajó Island’s Unique Animal

Marajó Island sits majestically in the mouth of the Amazon River where the river ends its long, arduous journey to the Atlantic Ocean. Besides the notoriously hot and steamy location directly on the Equator, Marajó More...

On July 3, 2015
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Emperors and Coronels

These days it’s impossible to read the news without bumping into another horrendous story about Petrobras or FIFA. Is there a link between the two? “In Latin America, the FIFA scandal sheds light on a system More...

On January 11, 2015

Cesarean Birth Epidemic

  Brazil has unveiled new rules aimed at stemming the nation’s “epidemic of cesareans” and promoting natural births among private health care providers. It is believed that the epidemic is due More...

On December 24, 2014

Will the Sun Rise in Cuba?

Every day the sun rises in the east, and we awaken and prepare for a day that isn’t significantly different than yesterday. However once in a while, a new perspective opens – suddenly and without warning More...