Brazilian Just Misses Nobel Prize

José Bustani entering a meeting of the OPCW  in 2002

  The most prestigious award in the world, the Nobel Prize, was announced last week. While no Brazilians were honored, there was one Brazilian who should have won, and his name is José Bustani. The Nobel Prize is widely regarded as the most prestigious award in the world, available in the fields of literature, medicine, physics, chemistry, economics, More...

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On October 21, 2013

A New Way to Fight Terrorism

The United States and Turkey have announced the creation of a $200 million fund to combat violent terrorism. The focus of the efforts to undercut the attraction of terrorism for young Muslim men will be in countries More...

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On October 8, 2013

Brazil Hosts World Conference On Child Labor

The Third Conference on Child Labor began yesterday, October 8, in Brasília, focusing on the challenges to eliminate every form of child exploitation. The Conference, supported by the International Labor Organization More...

On September 7, 2013

Gun Smugglers Arrested

Brazilian police have broken up an illegal gun organization that was buying guns, specifically rifles, in the US and delivering them to drug traffickers. The successful arrest of the individuals involved was carried More...

On April 4, 2012

Curitiba Program Targets Chemical Dependency

 Patients with chemical dependency problems who use the public health system can now participate in a specific treatment program in Curitiba. The service begins at health clinics and may involve specific hospitals, More...

Mayor Luciano Ducci in Switzerland
On February 15, 2012

Curitiba Mother’s Program Goes Global

The Curitiba Mother’s Program, which Mayor Luciano Ducci initiated to provide maternity and child care in Curitiba, will now be adopted by the United Nations (UN) in the poor countries of Africa and Asia to help More...

On January 12, 2012

Sheltering Animals

  By Terry Caesar  Who was it that said you can tell a lot about a society by its prisons? I’d prefer to claim that you can tell a lot about a society by its animal shelters. Brazil doesn’t come off More...

On October 1, 2011

Safari of the Senses

The city of Curitiba, considered a model in Brazil, has announced yet another innovative project, this time in the area of visual impairment. “Safari of the Senses” is an initiative of the Municipal More...

On March 1, 2011

Police Officers Begin English and Spanish Classes

On March 15, a group of 90 Curitiba city police officers started classes in English and Spanish. The foreign language courses are the result of a partnership between the Municipal Social Defense Secretary and the 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...