Elizabeth Bishop in Brazil


   By Eva P. Bueno Elizabeth Bishop was one of America’s best known poets. She was the Poet Laureate of the United States, as well as the winner of a Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. In 1951, Bishop came to Brazil. She was on vacation and intending to stay just a week or two. Instead, she fell in love with Brazil and stayed here for More...

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On July 8, 2013

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 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...

Noemia Rocha
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...