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Seu Jorge’s North American Tour Posted by on Jul 26, 2010

Attention all U.S. and Canada-based readers! Seu Jorge, an epic Brazilian musician, will be on tour in the United States for the next few weeks. This is an excellent opportunity to see one of Brazil’s premier performers and to practice your Portuguese skills. See the list below to see if Seu Jorge is coming to…

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Snowstorm in Portuguese Posted by on Feb 26, 2010

Up here on the East Coast of the U.S., we had a massive snowstorm (nevasca, in Portuguese). It reminded me of one of my favorite videos of Brazilians living in the U.S., mineiros in Massachusetts shoveling snow in their flip flops. Test your knowledge: 1. What’s the temperature outside, according to the cameraman? 2. What’s…

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Reading Comprehension: Restaurant Opening Posted by on Feb 11, 2010

Today, we’re going to practice reading comprehension with an article about a new restaurant. A aventura americana de Benny Novak “Benny Novak abre na próxima terça-feira sua terceira casa, o 210 Diner, na mesma Rua Pará do primogênito Ici. Um pouco mais longe do italiano Tappo, o único localizado nos Jardins.” Read the full article…

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Lula in the US Posted by on Sep 24, 2009

President Lula is making a big splash in the U.S. this week, where he’s attending several important events. First, he accepted an award from the Woodrow Wilson Center, where he celebrated with other world leaders. Yesterday, he attended the UN General Assembly in New York, where he gave a long speech (watch and read the…

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Brazilian Day Posted by on Sep 4, 2009

For those of you who can’t make it to a Brazilian Day celebration, I’m leaving you with a few videos from past Brazilian Days in New York. Have a happy holiday weekend!

Favorite Brazilian Restaurant in the U.S. Posted by on Sep 2, 2009

For today’s interactive feature, the question is: What’s your favorite Brazilian restaurant in the U.S.? Though there are now quite a few excellent Brazilian restaurants in New York, like Porcão and Plataforma, my personal favorite is Fogo do Chão. Fogo has a fantastic meat rodizio and a huge salad bar in a very luxurious setting…

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U.S. to Invest $2 Billion in Brazilian Oil Posted by on Aug 20, 2009

This week, the Wall Street Journal revealed that the U.S. government plans to invest US$2 billion in Petrobras, Brazil’s state-run oil company. It is the largest company headquartered in the Southern Hemisphere and the largest company in Latin America in terms of revenue. Its assets, which include oil assets in Brazil and 18 other countries…

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