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A Rainbow of Light Diffracts Through Hummingbird Wings in Photographs by Christian Spencer

Australian photographer Christian Spencer has lived within Brazil’s Itatiaia National Park for nineteen years. The lush natural surroundings offer a multitude of photo opportunities ranging from pumpkin toadlets to false coral snakes. One of Spencer’s most fascinating finds is the way that light diffracts through the wings … Continue reading

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Disease Is Soaring in Brazil. So Why Isn’t Bolsonaro Taking It Seriously?

Hundreds have died of dengue this year, and scientists predict it’s only going to get worse.   Authorities in Brazil have reported an explosion in the number of cases of dengue fever as increasingly extreme weather patterns fuel the spread … Continue reading

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A Salute to João Gilberto | Sounds and Colours

As you may well have already read, Brazilian icon João Gilberto died on 6th July, aged 88, in Rio de Janeiro. The word ‘legend’ often gets thrown around far too much, but in Gilberto’s case this was undeniable. His way … Continue reading

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100 years of Brazilian animation in 100 seconds – Annecy Festival

Be Brasil Published on 6 Jun 2018 Brazilian animation is going through the best phase of its 100-year history. It has gained international visibility over the past decade. Animated films have been nominated to the Oscars and have won the … Continue reading

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congada São Benedito

carla domingues Published on 8 May 2014 Congada Festa de São Benedito-Aparecida

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‘Father of bossa nova’ João Gilberto dies aged 88 – BBC News

Influential Brazilian musician João Gilberto has died aged 88. The singer and composer was known best as a pioneer of the bossa nova genre, which found international popularity in the 1960s. Reports say Gilberto died at home in Rio de … Continue reading

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NEW MUSIC: Ivan ‘Mamão’ Conti – O Ritual — Raw Select Music

Another forward thinking number from one of Brazil’s finest drummers (audio) via NEW MUSIC: Ivan ‘Mamão’ Conti – O Ritual — Raw Select Music

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Brazil’s Geography Problem


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Brazil: Teachers and Students Prepare General Strike Against President Bolsonaro — Truth Troubles

(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF BRAZIL’S 247 NEWS) TEACHERS AND STUDENTS STOP AND PREPARE GENERAL STRIKE AGAINST BOLSONARO In practically all the country, teachers, students and servants of the education crosses arms in protests against the project of dismantling of … Continue reading

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The ‘Lungs of the World’ at the mercy of ‘ruralists’ – In Other Words — The Password

Most of the Amazonian Rainforest belongs to Brazil, who has since January 1st been governed by Jair Bolsonaro. For those of you who are not familiar with South American politics, suffice to say that he has been affectionately nicknamed the … Continue reading

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