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Brazilian states: Bahia Posted by on Oct 13, 2019

“Sorria, você está na Bahia!” (Smile, you are in Bahia!) Our third estado (state) covered in the series of texts that pave the way to each of Brazil’s 27 federative units is history, music, sol (sun), mar (sea), joy and dance. With the design of its fronteiras (borders) that closely resembles Brazil’s own outline, Bahia…

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A guide to Brazilian street food Posted by on Sep 29, 2019

Ei, pessoal! Hey, guys! Over the past few years, a variety of new dining establishments in which the car itself was the very base of the kitchen took off around the world. These are the food trucks that, appropriating the idea of a refeição rápida e prática (quick and practical meal), have take over the…

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Brazilian states: Rio Grande do Sul Posted by on Sep 22, 2019

Olá, caros leitores! Hi, dear readers! Today we come to our second article in the series on Estados Brasileiros (Brazilian states). Despite its continental dimensions (or maybe largely due to that), only a small portion of Brazil is conhecida (known) to those who visit it or even to those who are native. Each of the…

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What do Brazilians celebrate on September 7th? Posted by on Sep 9, 2019

desfile de sete de setembro

Ei, gente! Hey, guys! This sete de setembro (September 7), Brazil completed 197 anos (years) of our declaration of independence. The date is symbolic for the nation as it concerns the separation from Portugal, for which the best known image is that of Dom Pedro I, heir to the Portuguese empire, on the banks of…

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The Amazon is burning Posted by on Aug 31, 2019

fogo, queimadas

Boa noite, leitores. Good evening, readers. In recent weeks, Brazil has been catching the eyes of the international media, but unfortunately for no praiseworthy reasons this time. Quite the contrary, Brazil made headlines for its neglect of the meio-ambiente (environment) that resulted in the incêndio criminoso (criminal fire) of the Amazon rainforest, the largest of…

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Brazilian states: Acre Posted by on Aug 23, 2019

Map of Brazil

Olá a todos! Hello to all! How well do you think you know Brazil? Well enough to know Acre? Despite its continental dimensions, only a small portion of Brazil is conhecida (known) to those who visit it or even to those who are native. In total, Brazil is divided into 27 estados (states) and each…

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The founder of Bossa Nova is gone Posted by on Aug 9, 2019

João Gilberto

Boa tarde, pessoal! Good afternoon, guys! Estão com vontade de ouvir um pouquinho de música? Are you in the mood for listening to some tunes? When we talk about Brazilian music, then definitely Bossa Nova comes to mind and everyone remembers its soft and harmonic melodies, the iconic songs that speak of the belezas naturais…

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