The Triumph of Brazil’s Women


  By B. Michael Rubin No one, not even the organizers of the Free Fare Movement, are certain why so many Brazilians took to the streets. Clearly, there are numerous issues of concern for all Brazilians, concerns worthy of protest, but few of the issues are new. So why now? One possible explanation is the increased role of women in Brazil. Like More...

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On March 10, 2013

The Value of Vanity

  By B. Michael Rubin The value or importance of personal vanity differs from one culture to another. Middle-class women in Brazil visit the hair/nail salon once a week for a manicure. During the course of a month, More...

On October 10, 2012

October is Pink

This month, October, is breast cancer awareness month. To promote awareness, the US media have been following numerous stories. For example, American professional football teams, known collectively as the NFL, have More...

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On February 3, 2012
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We Can’t All Be Wonder Woman

By Daniela Matheus I’m always dueling between the pleasures and the challenges all women face every day, and I believe one of the great challenges is multitasking. Women are very proud, and of course I think More...

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On March 1, 2011

International Women’s Day

The fourth secretary of the Curitiba City Council, Councilwoman Noemia Rocha (PMDB), represented the House in an event commemorating International Women’s Day, March 8, in the Legislative Assembly of Paraná. More...

On December 1, 2010

NGO Commemorates Its 30 Years In the Presence of Nobel Prize Winner

(Photo) Founder Marianne Spiller On the weekend of November 20 and 21, the Life for All Foundation, a nongovernmental organisation (NGO) from the metropolitan region of Curitiba, gathered together some of the biggest More...

On October 1, 2010

Early Detection of Breast Cancer

Despite the attention from scientific bodies that guide the screening programmes for early detection of breast cancer and the technological development of recent years, breast cancer continues to increase, with More...

On July 1, 2010

The Women of the World Cup

By B. Michael Rubin With Brazil’s loss in the 2010 World Cup quarterfinals against The Netherlands, there were a great number of people, every Brazilian to be exact, who had an opinion as to what went wrong More...

On October 1, 2009

Botanical Garden Commemorates “Pink”

The Botanical Garden received pink lighting to commemorate the International Month for Breast Cancer awareness as of 7p.m. on 1st October. Curitiba has joined the world’s principal capitals which, in October, More...

On September 5, 2009

Provopar Sponsors Fashion Show With Designs by Female Prisoners

A fashion show took place on April 7, organized by Provopar Ação Social and the Gianni Cocchieri brand, and supported by the Brazilian Federal Department of Revenue and the State Government. It was such a success More...