The Brazilian Way

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The bus system in Curitiba is famous for being the first Rede Integrada de Transporte (RIT) system in Brazil, and it’s still considered the best in the country, with approximately one third of Curitibanos using it every day to go to work. However, not every city has such an efficient system, and citizens in Porto Alegre, the capital city of the More...

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On December 2, 2015
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São Paulo Battles its Traffic

For decades, mega-city São Paulo has been transforming into endless urban sprawl, razing tree-lined plazas, demolishing architectural gems, under-investing in public transportation, and blighting wide swaths More...

Thousands Of Syrian Refugees Seek Shelter In Makeshift Camps In Jordan
On September 21, 2015
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Refugees Flee Syria for Brazil

More than a year before Pope Francis urged Europe’s Catholics to take in Syrian refugees, a priest in Brazil inspired the support of his parishioners to ease the suffering of those fleeing unimaginable horror. More...

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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...

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On September 2, 2015
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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
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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
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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...

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On June 29, 2015
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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...

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On June 22, 2015
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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...

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On June 13, 2015
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Censorship in Brazil Defeated by Supreme Court

Brazil’s Supreme Court has voted to reverse a 2003 law that allowed people with books written about them to prevent the books from being published. A national publisher’s association, Anel, helped bring More...