By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The period to register for the 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games has just been extended until December 15th, therefore prolonging the registration period for another month. This is the last opportunity to sign up as a volunteer for one of the biggest sports events
The horse is very important animal in Brazil. They still work a lot and don´t let the cars to substitute their jobs. Some of them even can not be substituted. Like the place where horses work as therapists – Hippotherapy. This month we visited couple of those places with our volunteers and were amazed by
Our partner Commissão Pastoral da Terra (CPT) launched on 16th October the new book about Landless Workers´ Movement (Port.: Movimento dos Trabalhadores Sem Terra – or MST). It has been said and written a lot about Landless Workers´ Movement in Brazil – one of the biggest social movement in Latain America. Land and Pastoral in
The small house at Garça Torta will become a home of the photo exposition “Alagoas Spring”. 56 photos were selected from more than 200 photos, professional and amateurs, and will be exposed at Casa da Arte for the next two months. Not only photos from Brazil, but also from various places of our planet –
According to The economist the business world is going through the internships boom. Larger graduate pools and stagnant world economy are the main reasons of growing number of internship placements. Almost every graduate has an internship in the CV already before graduating. How to differentiate yourself from others? How to make your CV standing out
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 high level of creativity and improvisation. It is believed that every Brazilian
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 die eating the rubbish. To attract
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 will remain open until November 15th. “The Volunteer Program of the Rio 2016
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 previously expressed dissatisfaction about the time consuming process that applying for a permanent
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, where you only have to switch on the TV or stroll past a bookshop to see the multimillionaire chef’s face grinning out. He was all up in my Instagram feed, too, last month in Rio de Janeiro. Jamie watching the sunset over Copacabana beach, Jamie hugging local chefs, Jamie at the Maracanã; the sort of social media group hug that Brazilians love to “like”.
But things turned ugly when, appearing on local TV show Saia Justa, he was asked to sample a tray of local foods, and made the PR gaffe of giving an honest reply. Frozen açaí-berry and sugar-cane juice were “delicious”, while the popular confectionery brigadeiro, quindim and beijinho emotive and historic treasures, the very essence of Brazilian childhood nostalgia he dismissed as “all a load of old shit, fuckin’ ‘orrible”. Viewers watched in abject horror. It was car-crash telly, the second blow to national pride in less than a fortnight.