Brazil: Abelhas

Posted on August 4th, 2014 by gringadmin

By Alastair KinghornAugust 4, 2014Have you ever been stung by a bee?Not a big deal eh?… Unless you happen to be allergic to them and more of that later, but for those of us who live in Brazil, there are bees and then there are bees… and also wasps!Since coming here to live there have […]

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Brazil: A Quick and Dirty Guide to Brazil and Brazilians – Part 1

Posted on August 4th, 2014 by gringadmin

By Robert Eugene DiPaoloAugust 4, 2014If you’ve never been to Brazil and are planning to go or if you are living in Brazil and struggling to make sense of your experience, the following which I’ve called A Quick and Dirty Guide to Brazil and Brazilians should be of some help. Don’t worry if you are […]

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Brazil: The Beautiful Circus – Conjugating the Culture of Brazil

Posted on July 15th, 2014 by gringadmin

By Robert Eugene DiPaoloJuly 15, 2014IntroductionThis column is about my experience living and working in Brazil. First let me begin by telling you that as hard as it is for me to believe, I’ve spent more than a decade living in Brazil, now the world’s fifth largest economy. During this time I’ve learned a lot […]

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Brazil: Copo de Vagabundos

Posted on July 15th, 2014 by gringadmin

By Alastair KinghornJuly 15, 2014Long before it started proper, it added to our perception of a country in crisis.First there were the riots in São Paulo about hikes in bus fares way above the inflation rate but then this mushroomed into protests about a much greater malaise in Brazil; the disease of corruption mingled with […]

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Brazil: Opera Came to the Favela of Vila Torres

Posted on July 15th, 2014 by gringadmin

By Duncan CrowleyJuly 15, 2014An amazing day happened on Sunday 15th of June 2014 in Vila Torres, Curitiba, the day before the city saw its first of four world cup games. Vila Torres is the most central and oldest of the many underprivileged favelas of the city. It&rsquot;s a tough existence here, people with next […]

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Brazil: 50 Years Past Part 4

Posted on July 15th, 2014 by gringadmin

By Chip KishelJuly 15, 2014A story of a young American boy and his family living in Brazil from 1962 to 1964.The Guido Bloch HouseWe resided in the Beebe House for five months. I learned we were moving into another residence and our household furnishings and our car from the States had finally cleared customs. This […]

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Brazil: An Expats View

Posted on June 23rd, 2014 by gringadmin

By B. Michael Rubin June 23, 2014 Expatriates, or expats”, are people who choose, for one reason or another, to live in another country other than where they were born. There have been many famous expats throughout history. For example, the first white settlers in North America, the Pilgrims, were expats who fled England for […]

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Brazil: Seguranca

Posted on May 13th, 2014 by gringadmin

By Alastair KinghornMay 13, 2014One of the bugbears of modern society in Britain was the overly paternalistic attitude towards Health and Safety. To my mind, reared as it was on the heaving decks of merchant navy ships in the 1960`s, it has taken away a sense of self-responsibility and replaced it with a labyrinthine network […]

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Brazilian Connections

Posted on April 22nd, 2014 by gringadmin

By Larry LudwigApril 22, 2014My connection down here starts with an uncle (American) and two aunts (Brazilian) over in Rio de Janeiro, and a cousin (son of the uncle) and his wife (both Brazilians, Carioca&rsquot;s actually, Carioca the term for native-born Rio de Janeirians) and their two children & grandchildren and in-laws who live in […]

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Brazil: Modestia

Posted on April 1st, 2014 by gringadmin

By Alastair KinghornApril 1, 2014You might be excused for thinking that Brazilians have no modesty worth talking about, let alone enough to make up the subject of an interesting article, but there you would display your ignorance of Brazilian etiquette and completely overlook how social contrasts and extremes affect the individual’s attitude towards appropriate behaviour.Carnival […]

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