Portuguese Phrase of the Week: Jeitinho Brasileiro
Jeitinho Brasileiro (engl. Brazilian sly way) – this expression is often used by Brazilians to describe the way how do they solve problems. Often related to finding the solution, though something is prohibited, considered not possible or expensive. This way is characterized by h
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The Way He Looks (Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho) – new Brazilian film will fight for Oscar 2015
The Way He Looks (Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho, in the original Portuguese), directed by Daniel Ribeiro, was selected by Brazil's Ministry of Culture to fight for the spot as the best foreign-language movie at the 2015 Oscars, minister Marta Suplicy an...
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Special Action on the Coastal Cleanup Day in Maceió Brazil
The beautiful beaches of our beloved Maceió and the whole Brazil are getting more and more polluted, more and more animals are found dead on the coast. Beaches, seas and lakes become the final destination of the majority of the wastes produced by humans which causes the animals to di
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Happy favelas in Brazil
A survey conducted in 63 slums, or favelas, in 35 cities throughout Brazil, shows that 94 percent of favela residents say they are happy, and three thirds would not leave their neighborhood if their income doubled, in spite of being strongly critical ...
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Global Warming to Be Monitored by Brazil Amazon’s Giant Tower
Construction has begun on a giant observation tower in the heart of the Amazon basin to monitor climate change. The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory is expected to rise 325 meters (1,066 feet) from the ground. 
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Wind Power to Increase as Energy Player in Brazil
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Due to the surge in industrial activity in the last few decades, Brazil has began to worry about its current energy sources and has started to invest in new, complementary sources to meet its energy needs. On
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Activists Urge Brazil to Stop Killing of Amazon Dolphins
Activists from the Friends of the Manatee Association (Ampa) have placed a 12-meter-tall inflatable dolphin dummy outside the National Congress. The act was staged as part of a campaign entitled Red Alert, which aims to urge the Ministry of Environmen...
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Rio 2016 Olympic Volunteer Registration Open
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Both Brazilians and foreigners can now register as volunteers for the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games. Registration opened on the Brazilian National Day of the Volunteer, Thursday August 28th, and wil
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Residency Procedure to Become Easier in Brazil: Daily
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Tuesday, August 19th the Brazilian Ministry of Justice announced in the Official Gazette that the procedure for foreign residency in Brazil will become easier for those that apply. Many foreigners previo
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What Jamie Oliver’s Brazilian gaffe tells us about our deep emotions over food
The chirpy TV chef shocked his fans in Brazil with a forthright opinion on the local confectionery, but over-emotional attachments to odd national dishes are universal

Love him or hate him, there's no escaping the fact that Jamie Oliver is a global success, and no less so in Brazil,

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