Order and Progress

Fernando Henrique Cardoso

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 mystery to me – the origin of the country’s national motto, “Order and Progress” (Ordem e Progresso). Before solving this mystery, More...

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On October 1, 2017
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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...

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On September 22, 2017
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Russian Hacking Mystery Solved

When Russia created Facebook profiles of fake Americans to influence the 2016 American election, it could make up fake names and biographical details, but it needed photos, too. Now a salesman in Brazil has stepped More...

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On September 1, 2017
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Business Gets Smart

Marcio Kumruian opened a shoe store with his cousin in an empty part of a São Paulo parking garage in 2000. What started as a word-of-mouth operation serving the university next door eventually moved to a mall More...

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On August 21, 2017
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A Girl’s Dream of Outer Space

Eleven-year-old Anna Paulla Kelly Moura is sure that one day someone from her neighborhood will go into space. “One day,” she says. Anna Paulla lives in Rocinha, the largest favela in Rio de Janeiro. Given More...

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On August 2, 2017
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Não Means No

By Nathalia Vargas Not once in my teenage years have I felt disfavored for being a woman. Contrarily, a young woman like myself was expected to succeed academically, practice sports, experiment with the arts, More...

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On July 21, 2017
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Independence Here and There

By Nathalia Vargas Any teenager or young adult will be vehement in saying they seek independence. I remember my closed-bedroom-door-while-listening-to-Blink-182 phase when I thought all I had to do was to get a More...

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On July 11, 2017
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App Tracks Rio Gun Battles

Gun violence is on the rise in Rio de Janeiro, with the sound of firefights echoing daily across Brazil’s seaside city as drug gangs battle each other and battle police officers patrolling the favelas. Rio More...

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On June 27, 2017
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What’s Next for President Temer?

Brazil’s Attorney General, Rodrigo Janot, presented criminal charges against President Temer on Monday, June 26. Temer was accused of taking a half-million reais bribe (U$152,000) via an intermediary, an More...

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On June 7, 2017
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Temer versus Lula: A Labyrinth of Conflict

In the film Jerry McGuire, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Tom Cruise scream, “Show me the money!” In Brazil, a similar cry is fanning out across the country – where are the billions of dollars lost in the Lava Jato More...