Brazil Wins Gold in The Mathematic Olympics of CPLP
By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Over the days of July 16th to 18th in Luanda, Angola, participants of the Mathematics Olympics from the CPLP (Community of Countries of the Portuguese Language) were challenged with various math problems, concluding
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Land of Football No More, Brazil Needs to Reinvent Itself
The largest country in Latin America, most commonly known for its vibrant soccer, left 200 million citizens shocked after its loss in the match against Germany in the World Cup's semifinal. There were seven goals scored by the Germans against the Braz...
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Visiting Rio’s Best Weekly Street Parties
By George Utley, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Free entry, no closing time, and impromptu live music make Rio’s street parties, or baixos, a definitive aspect of the city’s nightlife. Another feature is taking advantage of the lack of open container
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Brazil Coffee Exports Up in Volume, Down in Revenues: Daily
By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Coffee exports (including green grains, soluble, roasted and grounded) registered an increase of 9.9 percent in volume during the 2013/2014 season, but declined by 11.6 percent in revenues, according to CeCafe (Coff
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Portuguese phrase of the week
Seems that many of us here are facing some difficult life decisions. For those indecisive the following phrase of the week from Paulo Coelho: “É preciso correr riscos, seguir certos caminhos e abandonar outros. Nenhuma pessoa é capaz de escolher sem medo.” It is necessar
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Brazilian Football – The opium of the people
Brazil-Germany 1:7. We don’t want to miss this sensation to tell you, how we – as a German-originated project operating in Brazil – feel about it. I wouldn’t lie, if I said, that each and every member of our current GoBrazil-community was supporting Brazil in this matc
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When asked to describe their skin color, Brazilians came up with 136 variations
In a story about racism issues in Brazil published on June 22, The Associated Press failed to give attribution to the source for the English translation of the Portuguese terms used.
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The lack of black faces in the crowds shows Brazil is no true rainbow nation
The World Cup was supposed to show Brazil's cultural diversity. All it's really exposed is the country's deep-rooted prejudicesRemember the Where's Wally books? They consisted of a series of detailed double-page spread illustrations depicting hundreds ...
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Valentine´s Day coming up in Brazil this week
While most countries have already celebrated Valentine’s Day this year, Brazil has been gearing up for it this week (Wednesday, June 12th). Dia dos Namorados in Brazil falls on the day before Saint Anthony’s day (considered to be the marriage saint) and is widely considered the ma
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Brazilian Phrase of the Week: Fique Tranquilo
Fique tranquilo If Brazilians value any single trait, it’s optimism; it’s being able to solve problems. And if the problem can’t be fixed, just relax and forget about it. At the first signs of someone’s stress, a Brazilian often says Fique tranquilo. It has a v
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