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 childhood neighborhood in Praia Grande, a coastal city an hour outside of São Paulo. The area surrounding his youth institute is called Garden More...

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On December 14, 2017

Health Ministry Initiative Targets Youth

Seeking to stem a sharp rise in HIV cases among young people, Brazil began offering a drug this month that can prevent infection to those deemed at high risk of contagion. Brazil is the first country in Latin America More...

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On November 3, 2017

Obesity and Prosperity

Celene da Silva, who lives in Fortaleza, is one of the thousands of door-to-door vendors for Nestlé, helping the world’s largest packaged food conglomerate expand its reach into a quarter-million households More...

Marta, for now still on the team
On October 7, 2017

Women’s Football in Crisis

The firing of the first woman to coach Brazil’s national women’s football team has triggered the retirement of several top players and unleashed a torrent of criticism against the national federation More...

On May 4, 2017

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...

On January 18, 2017

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...

On January 11, 2017

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

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...

On November 8, 2016


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...

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On August 26, 2016
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Olympic Endings

The Olympics are over. Now it’s time to reflect and celebrate. Brazilians were hoping for a higher total medal count as the host country, which placed Brazil among the top 14 nations. However, it was the More...