A Girl’s Dream of Outer Space

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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 that Anna Paulla’s curiosity brought her to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, where she drove a truck-sized exploration vehicle through 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 August 1, 2017
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The End and the Beginning

“When I was young,” a grandmother says, “life was much easier.” How many times have we heard this proclamation? Altering Charles Dickens’s famous phrase for Brazil today: “It was the worst of times 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...

Anti Temer
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...

Pedra do Baú
On April 6, 2017
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Time for a Hike

Brazil is well-known for Carnival, football, and the Amazon, but many people are not aware of the hiking and climbing here. The Brazilian Mountain Hiking and Climbing Confederation (CBME) was created to negotiate More...

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On March 26, 2017
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Brazil Returns to Normalcy, Sort Of

The awe and majesty of the Rio 2016 Olympic games are fading, and Brazilians are returning to their everyday routines. However, these days it’s impossible to call life in Brazil routine. The country has changed. Certainly More...

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On March 21, 2017
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Latin America’s Largest Primate Sanctuary

Far away from their days in the circus, some 50 chimpanzees live together in Sorocaba, a city in the interior of São Paulo state. A primate settlement was founded here 20 years ago and today, thanks to the efforts More...