Brazil Has World’s Best Building


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...

Published 6 months ago
On September 21, 2018

International Whaling Commission

Nations on both sides of the whale hunting debate met last week at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Florianopolis. The IWC, set up in 1946, meets every two years. Among those countries in favor of More...

Crowd Brazil
On September 5, 2018

Brazil’s Population Problem is the Decrease

Brazil’s population reached the level of 208.4 million inhabitants this year, according to IBGE (Brazilian Economic & Geographical Institute). The population total was calculated by IBGE as of August More...

On August 1, 2018

Outer Space Indoors

To reach investors and the notice of the public, tech startup projects must be radical, different. A co-working company in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, has adopted that concept literally and created a space that More...

Fernando Henrique Cardoso
On July 19, 2018
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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...

Boa Vista
On July 12, 2018

Venezuelans Flee to Brazil

In Pacaraima, Brazil, on the border with Venezuela, hundreds of refugees turn up each day, many arriving penniless and hungry as they pass a tattered flag that signals they have reached the border with Brazil. These More...

Milky Way
On July 5, 2018

Astronomer Makes History

Astronomer Denilso Camargo, from the Brazilian Ministry of Defense’s Military College in Porto Alegre, has made a remarkable discovery. After combing through data gathered by NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey More...

On April 26, 2018

Supreme Court Fights Corruption

It would be difficult these days to find anyone who isn’t tired of corruption in Brazil. While it is every individual’s responsibility to be honest, there is a steadfast ethical standard in all countries More...

On April 25, 2018

Who’s Next: The Race for President

While PT followers continue to congregate in Curitiba to show their support for the imprisoned former President, the eyes of the world are focused on the looming question – who’s next? The most strident More...

On April 1, 2018

When Blimps Ruled the Air

A dirigible balloon is a lighter-than-air floating airship, also known as a blimp. Balloons filled with hot air large enough to carry humans have been around since the 1600s. However, no blimp has ever been as More...