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Why Brazil needs to start loving itself a bit more

Interesting article.

the book is on the table

Following my post about ‘expats’ in Brazil, I stumbled across an article in which its Brazilian author uses the metaphor, ‘You don’t walk into a house and say the couch is ugly, do you?’, to infer that foreigners should never criticise other countries, including Brazil.

I’ve no doubt that I myself would also be offended if you, my dear reader, visited my house and told me yours is superior because: my furniture is cheap, my choice of decoration garish, the dinner I cooked you disgusting or the living conditions inhumane because the toilet doesn’t flush properly.

Back in the real world, it’s similarly understandable why Brazilians take offence to foreigners posting lists full of vitriolic and banal reasons why they hate living in Brazil. I’m sure most of you would be a little peeved if a foreigner wrote something as insensitive about your country.

And, despite being a…

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FOTOS DO INSTITUTO MOREIRA SALLES. (Photos of slavery in Brazil.)

The Father of Brazilian Football

Great article about Brazilian football.

The Footballer Magazine


Brazil. Home of the most famous international shirt in World football. The birthplace of some of the games greatest ever players. A country whose inclusion in World football remains as important now as it was more than seven decades ago. The home of football as it is, but it hasn’t always been that way.

Sculpted in cast iron and erected in Bangu, a suburb of Rio de Janeiro is the statue of Thomas Donohoe, a Scottish born man, who travelled to Brasil in search of work. But despite Donohoe influence in Brasil, he is overlooked as the original founder of football in Brasil, with many believing Charles Miller to be the father of football.

Born in Sao Paulo in 1874, Miller, the son of a Scottish railway engineer and Brazilian-born mother, he was sent to school in Southampton, where at the age of 10 was picked for the first team…

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PHOTO GALLERY: Fishermen of Copacabana beach

Fishermen in Copacabana

Eike Batista: The Symptom or the Cause?

No Se Mancha

James Stranko, Advisor to the Clinton Global Initiative and author of Avenida America on the looming collapse of Brazil’s financial super model.

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Your Photographer on Vacation – Images from Brazil

Cool pictures of Brazil

priscilla ouverney

No, I am not on vacation anymore! I just want to share a few of so many photos I did in this beautiful, but full of contrasts country that is Brazil!


Mico, Atlantic Forest, Rio de Janeiro.


Praia do Françês, Alagoas. Under low tide.


Falésias (clifs), Praia do Gunga, Alagoas


Praia do Gunga, Alagoas


Praia do Gunga, Alagoas. Natural spring water on the left side of the photo.


São Francisco River, between Alagoas and Sergipe. More information about this important river on the northeast of Brasil here.


São Francisco River, between Alagoas and Sergipe. More information about this important river on the northeast of Brasil here.


View of São Francisco River, Piaçabuçu, Alagoas.


São Francisco River, between Alagoas and Sergipe.


Houses made in mud between Maceió and Maragogi, Alagoas. On the door we read: “Many follow me, but only God accompany me” and on the small sign on the right…

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Why Fascism isn’t to be feared in Brazil

the blue macaw

In a recent article in IstoÉ magazine, Paulo Moreira Leite expressed concern over the riots that happened in major Brazilian cities in June showing signals of fascist ideas, and representing a threat to democracy in the country.

A demonstrator tries to stop the riot police during one of many protests around Brazil's major cities in Rio de Janeiro

A demonstrator in the riots.

I recently came across a good translation in The New World Lusophone Sousaphone. The original article can be found on Luis Nassif Online.

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Article about Rio in the New York Times

Fermina Daza's Newspaper

Jodi Kantor, New York Times, 2/15/2013

Photographs by Lianne Milton

If you want to know why people come to Rio de Janeiro, and came even during its years of bloody, decadent decline, stand on the Arpoador Beach promenade at day’s end. Before you lies an orchestral finale of a sunset: iridescent water, pastel-streaked skies and hazy silhouettes of cliffs to the west. Behind you are swarms of Cariocas, as Rio natives are known: men with phones tucked into the fronts of their bathing suits, swimmers shaking off droplets of water before ordering caipirinhas at an outdoor bar. At the moment when the neon-pink sun slips below the horizon, everyone stops, stands and claps: a nightly salute to city, beach and sky.

This was part of why my 7-year-old daughter and I traveled to Rio in December, to experience urban beauty so intense that even the locals pause to applaud it…

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Documentary about the Natives of the Xingu region in Brazil

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