Brazilian Collects History

Pedro

A Brazilian boy’s passion for collecting documents that began almost 50 years ago has blossomed into a collection of 100 thousand autographs, manuscripts, and letters. At age 11, Pedro Corrêa do Lago began writing to individuals he admired. The English novelist J. R. R. Tolkien declined to send him anything. The French filmmaker François Truffaut, More...

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Comunidade Kalunga - quilombolas. Chapada dos Veadeiros, Cavalca
On March 17, 2018
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Quilombos Victory

This month, a community descended from African slaves known as quilombos celebrated a victory they’ve waited generations for – the government entitled the community to 220,000 hectares of Amazonian rainforest. More...

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On November 14, 2017
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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 More...

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On October 4, 2017
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Sérgio Moro Lauded

Judge Sérgio Moro was presented with the Notre Dame Award at a ceremony on October 2 in São Paulo. The Award was presented by the University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins. Judge Moro was cited More...

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On March 21, 2016
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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
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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...

Sérgio
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...