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[The Media in Brazil] – Part III Posted by on Apr 22, 2016

In times of intense political turmoil and conflicting views on Brazil’s current situation, it is crutial to stay informed. As we discussed antes (before), the media is highly influential and profoundly impacts as well as shapes the understanding of what society is going through at a given moment. My previous posts on the Brazilian media…

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Three Beaches worth visiting in the Brazilian Northeast Posted by on Feb 12, 2016

You don’t precisa saber (need to know) much about Brazil to recognize that its beaches are among the most distinguished in the mundo inteiro (whole world). Well, obviously there is a reason for that. With its huge continental proportions, a litoral (coastline) of 7,491 km and more than 2000 beaches across the country, passar o…

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Belo Horizonte Posted by on Sep 6, 2015

Although as praias ensolaradas (the sunny beaches) off the coast of Brazil or large cosmopolitan cities like São Paulo or Rio de Janeiro may be among the top destinations for tourists in this country, other popular yet less-known places still offer muitas razões (plenty of reasons) for a visit, like the city of Belo Horizonte…

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Obama’s Brazil Trip Posted by on Mar 15, 2011

President Barack Obama is headed to Brazil this week in his first ever visit to Brazil, and in his first official trip to Latin America. He will spend a day in Brasília, where he will meet with President Dilma Rousseff and government officials, and then he will spend a day in Rio de Janeiro, where…

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Lixo Extraordinário Posted by on Feb 22, 2011

With the Oscars coming up this weekend, I wanted to make sure you’re all in the loop about the one Brazilian candidate, which is nominated for Best Documentary. Personally, I’m a huge fan of the movie which I’ve seen multiple times and written about for a long time, so I wanted to share the info…

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Elizabeth Bishop Posted by on Feb 10, 2011

As those of our non-Brazilian students may know, once you fall in love with Brazil, there’s no going back, and sometimes you end up staying longer than you expect. Such was the case with one of the United States’ most brilliant poets, Elizabeth Bishop. Bishop (1911-1979) was born in Massachusetts, and traveled extensively after graduating…

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Summer Vacation in Brazil Posted by on Jan 31, 2011

One of the most important things to know when traveling, studying, or working in Brazil or with Brazilian companies or government is to remember the sanctity of the summer vacation, or férias de verão. For students, the break can last from mid- or even early December to February, and adults typically take a holiday during…

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