Curitiba Elects New Mayor

greco-foto-div

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. Greca garnered 38.38 percent and Ney received only 23.66 percent. Voting in Brazil is always held on Sundays. The elections yesterday were More...

Published 7 months ago
Thousands Of Syrian Refugees Seek Shelter In Makeshift Camps In Jordan
On September 21, 2015
1 Comment

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...

232538-brazil-police-e1329286709280
On January 16, 2015
0 Comments

Crime is Expensive

Violent crime cost Brazil 258 billion reais (about U$100 billion) in 2013, a figure equivalent to 5.4 percent of the country’s GDP. This astronomical expense was detailed in the Brazilian Public Safety Annual More...

favela-in-Brazil
On January 5, 2015
0 Comments

Poverty Report

Approximately 7.2 million people in Brazil went hungry last year and 54 million, or nearly a quarter of the country’s population, experienced food insecurity, despite advances in the fight against poverty. Food More...

Earth fragile future
On December 31, 2014
0 Comments

Philanthropy Forum

The Third Brazilian Forum of Social and Philanthropic Investors, organized by the Institute for the Development of Social Investment (IDIS) and the Global Philanthropy Forum (GPF) was held in São Paulo and attracted More...

Raimundo Pereira
On December 13, 2014
0 Comments

Brazil’s Rubber Tappers Fight AIDS

  Deep in the Amazon region, starting at dawn, Raimundo Pereira expertly cuts a gash in a rubber tree to collect the white sap destined for the nearby factory at Xapuri, the world’s only producer of contraceptives More...

paperwork
On November 20, 2014
0 Comments

Brazilian Courts are Buried

Everyone in Brazil is accustomed to the slow wheels of justice. While Americans often complain that issues before their courts take too long to resolve, the US justice system is a paradise compared to Brazil’s. More...

Christmas in Curitiba
On December 23, 2013
0 Comments

Merry Christmas, Curitiba

Every year, the Father Christmas Project answers the dreams of hundreds of thousands of Brazilian children. Here’s an example: “Dear Father Christmas,” the letter reads, “my name is Larissa. More...

bill-clinton
On December 13, 2013
0 Comments

Former President Bill Clinton Visits Brazil

One of America’s most popular presidents, William Jefferson Clinton, is in Brazil this week. As Mr. Clinton is no longer a member of the US government, his visit is not an official State visit. Bill Clinton More...

volunteer2
On October 28, 2013
0 Comments

Volunteer Doctors in Brazil

Kaeron is 4 years old. He was born with a deformity that prevents him from talking and eating properly. In a few hours time, his life will change, as he undergoes surgery for his cleft lip, thanks to the international More...