International Women’s Day

Women take part in a protest against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Chicago

All across the globe people were celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8. Everywhere from Brasília to the Philippines, women rallied behind various banners expressing their freedom, anger, and hopes for the future. In the coastal waters off Chile, Greenpeace displayed a banner in solidarity on its ship, the Rainbow Warrior. In the US, More...

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On November 18, 2016
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Politics Everywhere

It’s too early to tell what fate awaits the US and Brazil in the aftermath of the US presidential election last week. No one will dispute that having Donald Trump leading the world’s largest economy More...

Young Brazilian women who have moved to New York to work as au pairs
On May 11, 2016
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Exodus from Brazil

Every year is filled with hopes and plans for the future. For Brazilians, the forecast is not great, at least economically speaking. Economists are predicting 2016 will see Brazil’s economy again in recession, More...

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On November 18, 2015
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Curitiba Artist Helps Women

A tattoo artist from Curitiba is helping victims of domestic violence. Flavia Carvalho offers her artistry without a fee, covering up scars with beautiful works of body art. Flavia calls her project, A Pele da More...

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On September 26, 2015
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Brazil’s Biographers

Litercultura is a literary and cultural festival that took place in Curitiba in August. CIE attended a presentation by historians Lilia Schwarcz and Heloísa Starling. Both authors are well-respected scholars in More...

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On July 28, 2015
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Men vs. Women

By B. Michael Rubin Common sense and biology tell us men and women need to be together. Without couples, there would be no children. The continuation of the human species depends on it. As the rock star Jim Morrison More...

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On July 8, 2015
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Rewards for Honesty in Brazil

Ana dos Santos Cruz, 23, was a single mother from Barretos, a small city in São Paulo state, struggling to raise her 3-year-old son. Since September of 2014, Ana had been raising her son Mauricio alone after the More...

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On March 27, 2015
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Brazilian Study Proves Importance of Breastfeeding

Here’s good news for Gisele Bündchen’s children: Researchers in Brazil have followed nearly 6,000 babies from birth for the past three decades, enabling scientists for the first time to get an idea More...

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On September 19, 2014
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Presidential Women in Brazil

By B. Michael Rubin With the presidential election only two weeks away, debate on the streets has reached fever pitch. This year’s election has defied all earlier predictions when it took a sharp detour on More...

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On November 26, 2013
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Brazil Family Life Changes

Adriana de Rezende Fereira accepts that her husband will never separate light clothes and dark clothes when he does the laundry. He turns on the washing machine, and that’s more than most Brazilian women can More...