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 of owner Pedro Ynterian and donations from the public, the location is now the largest primate sanctuary in Latin America. It is a refuge More...

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On February 1, 2017

The Secrets of Native Tea

Last October Rio Branco, the capital of the state of Acre, hosted the Second World Ayahuasca Conference. Experts from 40 different countries discussed the shamanic drink of indigenous origins. Psychologists and More...

On December 2, 2016

When Blimps Ruled the Air

A dirigible balloon is a lighter-than-air floating airship, also known as a blimp. Balloons filled with hot air large enough to carry humans have been around since the 1600s. However, no blimp has ever been as More...

On October 31, 2016

Curitiba Elects New Mayor

Rafael Greca will be the new mayor of Curitiba, having been elected in a surprising election on Sunday, October 30. The surprise comes from a 15-point margin of victory by Greca over his opponent, Ney Leprevost. More...

On October 28, 2016

Weapons Export

With the world’s largest economy, the US is often the envy of other nations. Brazil is no exception in this case, and who could blame Brazilians for their envy about smartphones and tablets that are twice More...

On August 21, 2016

The End and the Beginning

“When I was young,” a grandmother says, “life was much easier.” How many times have we heard this proclamation? To paraphrase Charles Dickens: “It was the worst of times and it was the worst of times.” These More...

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

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 October 31, 2015
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Democracy, Literature and Freedom

By Gustavo Dalaqua If we check a dictionary, we’ll find that the definition of freedom is essentially negative: to be free and not to be a prisoner, not to live in captivity, not to be subject to coercion, More...

On August 14, 2012
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A Marriage Frosted with Love

Great creations come out of bakery kitchens all over the world every day, but it’s rare to find a creation as perfect as André and Alvina Boldori, two Brazilians who met while living in London and have married More...

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On August 9, 2012

Branding Your Internal Customer Service

  By Stephanie A. Parson “Be loose and have fun. Bake phenomenal bread. Run fast to help customers. Create strong and exciting bakeries. And give generously to others.” To satisfy your internal customers, More...