Category Archives: Brazil

Bi-oceanic Train Will Join Ports in Brazil and Peru

The project for the construction of a bi-oceanic train that will join ports in Brazil and Peru and will go through Bolivia. Source: Bi-oceanic Train Will Join Ports in Brazil and Peru Advertisements

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Evil rat stars in political Rio parade

Beija Flor samba school wins Rio Carnival with a show sharply criticising corruption in Brazil. Source: Evil rat stars in political Rio parade

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A drop of bleach in the gene pool – The Mex Files

Although this 1895 painting is by a Brazilian artist, it illustrates quite effectively the Latin American elites ideas about race and  national identity. At the time, both in the Anglo north, and Latin south, Social Darwinism was accepted science and the … Continue reading

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Doing It For The Hood: Drug Lord Kidnaps Nursing Staff To Vaccinate His Whole Community — Global Grind

With yellow fever currently ripping through Brazil’s poorest communities and affecting those with limited access to immunization sites, the Brazilian government is struggling to provide immediate medical care to its people. Not satisfied with the efforts, Thomas Vieira Gomes decided … Continue reading

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Brazil’s Beekeeping Donkey – Great Big Story

Manuel Juraci Vieira needed a way to transport the honey he would collect from his beehives on his farm back to his home. His solution? His donkey, Boneco. Outfitted in his very own homemade beekeeping suit, Boneco tags alongside Vieira, … Continue reading

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Hidden History: The US “War On Corruption” In Brasil

“US involvement in Lava Jato is not relevant” argued a Brazilian commentator recently, recognising its self-evidence. This is a familiar sight; the great taboo of empire is breaking the fourth wall, winking to camera, and acknowledging its existence. Source: Hidden … Continue reading

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Rio’s main Carnival parades in 2018 — Brazil the Guide

As we countdown to carnival in Rio the main samba schools, that make up the Grupo Especial, will parade on the nights of Sunday, 11 February and Monday, 12 February. 13 schools will parade in 2018, that is one more … Continue reading

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Rio’s Pentecostal mayor takes on the capital of Carnival

The mayor of this sultry metropolis slashed funding for Carnival, the city’s gay pride parade and a procession honoring an Afro-Brazilian goddess. Mayor Marcelo Crivella, a Pentecostal Christian, calls the moves fiscal prudence. But Rio’s liberals see a thinly veiled crusade to impose … Continue reading

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This Guy Who’s Been Living In A Sand Castle For The Past 22 Years Is The Hero We Need Right Now – Brobible

For the past 22 years, King Marcio Mizael Matolias has lived in a sand castle on the beach of Barra da Tijuca in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Source: This Guy Who’s Been Living In A Sand Castle For The Past … Continue reading

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Brazil Reverses Course, Will Not Weaken Anti-Slavery Law – FreedomUnited.org

In response to widespread criticism, Brazil will not weaken its anti-slavery law. The government has issued a decree backtracking on its original plan to revise the legal definition of slavery, a move that would have made it harder for abuses … Continue reading

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