Blind Ballerinas in Brazil


São Paulo, Brazil is home to the world’s only professional ballet company for the blind. The ballet company is operated by the Fernanda Bianchini Association, a non-profit organization. The organization was founded by Fernanda Bianchini, a ballet instructor who for more than two decades has volunteered to teach people with sight deficiencies More...

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On March 21, 2016

The Clash of the Century

If this sounds like a superhero battle, Batman vs. Superman, don’t be surprised. Brazil has just weathered its most tumultuous week in politics since the return of democracy in the 1980s. The battle rages More...

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On February 22, 2016

Zika Zero

The tragic increase of microcephaly cases in Brazil, currently linked to the Zika virus, some people are convinced, is the creation of a British biotech company called Oxitech, which has been releasing genetically More...

Sarah Campos & Juliana Santos
On February 15, 2016
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Children Learn Farming

In São Paulo, a group of sixth graders is busy at work. They are in school but not at their desks. Instead, they have seeds, soil, and gardening tools. They are preparing soil for planting. This digging is going More...

On September 3, 2015
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Billionaires in Handcuffs in Curitiba

Three former top executives of Camargo Corrêa, one of Brazil’s largest construction firms, were sentenced to prison by Judge Sérgio Moro for crimes committed in connection with the corruption scandal centered More...

On September 2, 2015

McDonald’s Faces Accusations of Employee Mistreatment

McDonald’s Corporation, the world’s biggest fast-food chain, was accused of mistreating its employees and avoiding taxes during a Senate hearing in Brazil last week. At the hearing, politicians, union More...

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On July 31, 2015

New Regulations to Reduce Caesarian Births

New regulations aimed at decreasing Brazil’s obsession with Caesarian births took effect this month, with the government hoping it can alter the country’s image as a leader in this operation. Some hospitals More...

Pasquale Scotti
On June 30, 2015

Italian Mafia Fugitive Arrested in Brazil

After 31 years of freedom, one of Italy’s most feared criminals has been arrested on a quiet street in Recife. In a cooperative effort involving Interpol and Brazil’s federal police, Pasquale Scotti was More...

Brasília- DF- Brasil- 07/04/2015-  O juiz federal Sérgio Moro participa de apresentação de um conjunto de medidas contra a impunidade e pela efetividade da Justiça, na sede Associação dos Juízes Federais do Brasil (Fabio Rodrigues Pozzebom/Agência Brasil)
On June 29, 2015

How the Mighty are Falling to the Judge

When Sérgio Moro, the federal judge from Curitiba, ordered the detention of two prominent top executives on June 19, he said he was acting to protect Brazil’s economy. Moro said he was trying to stop the More...

On June 22, 2015

Odebrecht vs Curitiba’s Prosecutors: An End to the Culture of Impunity

While football is often the topic of conversation in Brazil, the reality is people are welcoming an opportunity not to talk about the Petrobras scandal, which has dominated the news for months. However, all the More...