Marta’s Message

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Female football superstar Marta Vieira da Silva has been appointed a goodwill ambassador by the United Nations. The agency, known as United Nations Women, said Marta would use her fame to promote gender equality and tackle stereotypes, especially in sports. “I know, from my life experience, that sport is a fantastic tool for empowerment,” Marta More...

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On December 30, 2017
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Neymar Jr. Institute

A Summer Games for children held its opening ceremony at the Neymar Jr. Institute, founded by the star who led Brazil to its only Olympic gold medal in football. Neymar is attempting to resuscitate his ravaged More...

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On December 14, 2017
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Health Ministry Initiative Targets Youth

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On November 3, 2017
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Obesity and Prosperity

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On October 7, 2017
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Women’s Football in Crisis

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On May 4, 2017
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Obesity is on the Rise

Brazil has been bogged down in a recession for over two years but one business is still growing – fast food – and as it expands, so does the country’s obesity problem. Brazil’s government won worldwide More...

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On January 18, 2017
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Baseball Grows in Brazil

Eric Pardinho, a 16-year-old Brazilian, is ready to play professional baseball in the US. It could possibly happen as soon as this year, when he could be offered a record-setting signing bonus for a Brazilian teenager. More...

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On January 11, 2017
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Cowboys in Brazil’s Interior

“We dress like cowboys in these parts,” said Cuiabanno Lima, explaining his clothes as he was eating a big steak in Goiânia, the capital of the state of Goiás. “I can’t just walk in here wearing shorts More...

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On November 23, 2016
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Prostate Exams Save Lives

November is men’s cancer awareness month. Doctors and health officials around the country are encouraging Brazilian men to use this time to overcome the common fears associated with prostate examinations. More...

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On November 8, 2016
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Chester?

Although the US and Brazil lie in different time zones and different hemispheres, for both countries November and December are holiday months. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s festivities bring families More...