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Brazil: Tropicália – The Colourful Revolution

Posted on August 29th, 2016 by Pedro Souza

By Pedro Souza August 29th, 2016 The sixties in Brazil were marked by the beginning of a bloody dictatorship, which started in 1964 and went all the way from 1985. The repression didn’t affect only communists and other leftists, but it also arrested and tortured many artists from all different fields. Yet, one of the […]

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The Beginners’s Guide to Opening a Business in Brazil as a Foreigner

Posted on August 29th, 2016 by Pedro Souza

By Pedro SouzaAugust 29th, 2016 Brazil is known as a hard place to operate a company. That being said, it is still a country ripe with opportunity, despite the ongoing crisis. In order to help you with setting up your own business here, we have written this simple guide. Both foreigners and locals are allowed […]

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Brazil: São Paulo’s Rich Rap Scene

Posted on August 2nd, 2016 by Pedro Souza

By Pedro Souza August 2nd, 2016 The largest city in South America, São Paulo is a megalopolis with around 20 million inhabitants. The city that never sleeps has much beauty in it, but it is also riddled with social problems. Luxury condominiums and hulking skyscrapers coexist side by side with slums, and poor neighborhoods abound […]

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Brazil: Slangs and Expressions from Bahia

Posted on August 2nd, 2016 by Pedro Souza

By Pedro Souza August 2nd, 2016 With its dazzling beaches, rich cultural heritage and warm people, the state of Bahia is one of the main travelling destinations in Brazil. If you plan to visit it and see for yourself what the hype is all about, it might be a good idea to get acquainted with […]

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Brazil: In Need of a Snack? Come Taste Our Salgados!

Posted on June 26th, 2016 by Pedro Souza

By Pedro Souza June 26, 2016 The Portuguese word “salgado” literally means “salty”, but in Brazil it has acquired another meaning as well. Salgados are snacks sold by grocery stores, bars, street vendors and gas stations all across the country. Coming in many shapes, they have become a staple of Brazilian food. Below, we have […]

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Brazil: Slangs and Expressions from Rio de Janeiro

Posted on June 26th, 2016 by Pedro Souza

By Pedro Souza June 26, 2016 Most Brazilians are somewhat familiar with the carioca accent and expressions. Foreigners however, might have some trouble with the vocabulary used by cariocas in their daily life. To help you, we have compiled some common slangs and expressions you will be hearing in Rio de Janeiro. Mermão (shortened version […]

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Brazil: Come Enjoy the Beaches and Parties of “Floripa”

Posted on May 31st, 2016 by Pedro Souza

By Pedro Souza May 31, 2016 Florianopólis, popularly called Floripa, is the capital city of the southern state of Santa Catarina. The city is composed of the island of Santa Catarina, a continental part and the surrounding islands, with a population of roughly 450,000 people. A recent tourism boom shows that foreigners are finally becoming […]

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Brazil: The Legend of Raul Seixas

Posted on May 31st, 2016 by Pedro Souza

By Pedro Souza May 31, 2016 Brazil is a country that boasts a rich musical heritage. Musicians like Carmen Miranda, Tom Jobin, Catano Veloso, Chico Buarque, Luiz Gonzaga and Elis Regina have left their mark in history, and are now appreciated worldwide. Yet, few musicians have influenced the music and culture of Brazil as profoundly […]

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Brazil Through Foreign Eyes

Posted on May 4th, 2016 by Mark Taylor

May 4, 2016 Meet Michael Magera who moved to Brazil at the start of the year. Read the following interview in which Michael tells us about some of her most memorable experiences and gives some useful advice to newcomers. 1. Tell us a little about yourself, where are you from, what do you do etc.? […]

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Fernando de Noronha, a Paradise Off the Coast of Brazil

Posted on May 1st, 2016 by Pedro Souza

By Pedro Souza May 1, 2016 When Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci arrived in Fernando de Noronha in 1503, he reportedly said, “paradise is here”. In fact, few other words suffice to describe the beauty of Noronha, an archipelago that stands 376 km away from the coast of Natal. The archipelago is a natural reserve, which […]

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