Category Archives: Brazil

Brazil’s Generation Discontent – By Catherine Osborn October 26, 2016 — Just Sayin’

An Effort to Make Fringe Politics Mainstream Brazil is anything but calm. Shortly after the end of the summer Olympics, the Senate impeached President Dilma Rousseff and removed her from office. This came about after a corruption probe revealed widespread … Continue reading

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Wikipedia on rational ignorance and Brazilian elections — Wikimedia Blog

There is evidence (what is referred to in political science as “rational ignorance”) to support the claim that voters do not usually remember much about previous elections. Wikipedia can provide information on elections that is easy-to-read and of good quality. via … Continue reading

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20 Completely Honest (And Filthy) Confessions Of The Reality Of A Peace Corps Volunteer — Thought Catalog

Kelsey SaboToday I found the pictures I had taken of a 21-page letter that I wrote to my mom in January of last year. I was 2 months in, adjusting to homestay life, and super pathetic (as I read it … Continue reading

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Brazil’s 1st woman president testifies at impeachment hearing – Women in the World in Association with The New York Times – WITW

Dilma Rousseff, Brazil’s suspended president, testified in her own defense Monday at her impeachment trial. In May, Brazil’s Senate vote to proceed with an impeachment trial after Rouss… Source: Brazil’s 1st woman president testifies at impeachment hearing – Women in … Continue reading

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Brazil’s Domestic Workers — Edge of Humanity Magazine

Photographer Andre Penteado is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this social documentary photography. These images are from his project ‘Maid 2009-2013‘. To see Andre’s body of work click on any image. André Penteado was born in Brazil in … Continue reading

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Translation: “André Wants a Shag”. A short story by Julia Wähmann — Nomadic Permanence: Rob Packer’s Blog

Julia Wähmann was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1982. She has written for the online magazine Ornitorrinco since 2014. In 2015, she published the standalone short stories, “Diário de Moscou” (“Moscow Diary”, Megamíni/ 7Letras) and “André quer transar” (“Andre … Continue reading

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Rio 2016: Usain Bolt press conference features singing journalists, samba dancers — Global News

Three-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt transformed a news conference into a show on Monday, showing his fancy footwork with a group of samba dancers. via Rio 2016: Usain Bolt press conference features singing journalists, samba dancers — Global News

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JR Installs Giant Athletes Interacting With the City of Rio | Colossal

French artist JR just unveiled two new works in Rio ahead of the 2016 Olympics that depict enormous athletes interacting with the city. The first depicts Cologne-based, Sudanese high jumper Mohamed Younes Idriss hurdling over a 25-story apartment complex in … Continue reading

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Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff on Her Impeachment Trial, the Olympics and Zika — TIME

‘I have the conviction that I can win’ via Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff on Her Impeachment Trial, the Olympics and Zika — TIME

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‘Beautiful’ beach volleyball arena opens on Copacabana Beach — OlympicTalk

The beach volleyball arena on famed Copacabana Beach is sure to be among the most vibrant venues of the 2016 Olympics. via ‘Beautiful’ beach volleyball arena opens on Copacabana Beach — OlympicTalk

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