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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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Os Mais Limpos do Mundo – Reading Comprehension Posted by on Jun 6, 2011

A study conducted by the Global Hygiene Council has shown that Brazilians are the citizens who wash their hands the most in the world. If you’ve been to Brazil, and travelled enough to other countries, you have probably already encountered the cleanliness obsession us Brazilians have! Here’s a little more about the study, from O…

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Reading Comprehension: Royal Wedding Posted by on Apr 24, 2011

The Brazilian media has excellent international coverage, and like in many places around the world, the British royal wedding is in the news in Brazil. Today, we’re going to read a few articles in Portuguese about the wedding to test reading comprehension. It’s not about Brazil, but it’s important to be able to understand international…

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Ronaldo Retires Posted by on Feb 17, 2011

As many of you may have heard, one of Brazil’s biggest soccer stars, Ronaldo, announced this week that he is retiring. In Portuguese, the verb to retire is aposentar-se, and the noun for retirement is aposentadoria. The Carioca footballer had most recently been playing for Corinthians, in São Paulo, after playing for five major clubs…

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Brazilian Firm Buys Out Burger King Posted by on Sep 3, 2010

Hot off the presses! Today, 3G Capital, a Brazilian private equity firm, bought out Burger King for several billion dollars. 3G is backed by several Brazilian businessmen, including billionaire Jorge Paulo Lemann and his partners Marcel Telles and Carlos Alberto Sicupira. The company already has major or partial stakes in Anheuser-Busch InBev, one of the…

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The Amazon Trekker Posted by on Aug 12, 2010

One of the big stories in the news this week is about Ed Stafford, a thirty-four year-old Brit who spent two and a half years walking the entire length of the Amazon River and just arrived at the end, in Belém. He ended his miraculous journey after briefly passing out, shortly before reaching the Atlantic…

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Ronaldinho: Coming Soon Posted by on Jul 14, 2010

Hot off the presses! Ronaldinho may be leaving Milan to play in Brazil, Greece or even the United States. According to Estadão: “Acredita-se que a iniciativa do Milan em liberar o jogador é financeira. O clube italiano abriria 16 milhões de euros em sua folha de pagamento e, assim, a possibilidade de trazer mais reforços…

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