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 Culture
Understanding Brazil: Cloning
By Ricky Skelton
May 12, 2015

I was travelling in one of Brazil‘s tourist towns a while ago and withdrawing stupid amounts of cash every day to cope with it all. Back
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 Culture
Brazil: Gerson‘s Law
By Ed Catchpole
May 12, 2015

Brazil's intelligentsia has often considered the question "who are Brazilians?" This was an important issue in the 1920s when the character
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 Interview
Foreigners Through Brazilian Eyes
May 12, 2015

This week in our continuing Foreigners Through Brazilian Eyes series we have an interview with Denise S. Read on as Denise tells us about her impressions of foreigners,
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 Around Brazil
Great Things To Do In Brazil: Hike The Dois Irmaos Trail
By Steve Nelson
April 15, 2015

Rio de Janeiro has many trails that take you to the peaks of mountains in and around the city. One of the more interesting of them is the
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 Around Brazil
Brazil: Foz do Iguacu - Out of This World
By Jeremy Clark
April 15, 2015

This past November I headed back to Brazil for my vacation, this was my eighth trip there. Since I was young, I have always been interested
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 Around Brazil
Brazil: A Capixaba Carnaval
By Shaun Alexander
March 16, 2015

"Where are you going for Carnaval?" Or, in other words, where are you travelling for Carnaval - that's the most common question among Capixabas
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 Business
Brazil: Opening a Business in Rio is Not For Wimps or Dummies
By Julia Michaels
March 16, 2015

The first step taken on a path from Santa Barbara, California, to Rua Barão da Torre in Ipanema was when Sam Flowers was a mere ten-year-old,
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 Trips
Brazil: Beyond Pregnancy
By B. Michael Rubin
Feburary 18, 2015

I recently had a medical exam called an echografia in Brazil. I‘m not sure of the English term for it, but by way of visualization,
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 Culture
Brazil: Gringos‘ Biggest Party Mistakes in Brazil
By Mose Hayward
Feburary 18, 2015

Whether you‘re kissing, drinking beer, dancing, or fondling your new love-interest, chances are you‘re doing it wrong, gringo.
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 Culture
Brazil: 50 Years Past Part 5
By Chip Kishel
January 6, 2015

A story of a young American boy and his family living in Brazil from 1962 to 1964.

During the writing of my story some long
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 Around Brazil
Brazil: Introducing Belem
By Derek Lacrone
January 6th, 2015

Being outside around midday makes you feel like a vampire trying to get a tan, as the burning sun digs deep into your skin to make certain
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 Article
Brazilian Rain
By Alastair Kinghorn
January 6, 2015

Everyone that I have ever met has had their own ideas about rain. I have visited more than thirty countries worldwide, and although
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 Arts
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Carlinhos Cruz
December 23, 2014

Carlinhos Cruz, singer and song-writer, started playing music aged 10 taking up the sounds and rhythms of his native city of São Paulo. Having built a musical career
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 Interview
Brazil Through Foreign Eyes
November 5, 2014

Meet Abbie Gardner who moved to Brazil at the start of the year. Read the following interview in which Abbie tells us about some of her most memorable experiences
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 Culture
Brazilian Food
By Alastair Kinghorn
November 5, 2014

How can such an exciting and regionally diverse country have such boring cuisine?

Now that statement is sure to get you involved
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 Events
Gringoes Party Oct. 30 in Sao Paulo
If you‘re in Sao Paulo on Oct. 30, come along to our Oktoberfest Party and meet the rest of the gringoes gang at the "Pe na Jaca" bar in Sao Paulo's bohemian neighborhood, Vila Madalena. ...
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 Interview
Brazil Through Foreign Eyes
October 6, 2014

Meet Yolanda Rother who moved to Brazil 2 months ago. Read the following interview in which Yolanda tells us about some of her most memorable experiences and gives
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 Culture
Brazil: Pinga
By Alastair Kinghorn
October 6, 2014

Known more correctly as cachaca or aguardente de cana-de-acucar, this is Brazil`s national tipple, and many an ardent fan has been toppled
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 Business
Five Ways to Improve Your Chances of Getting a Job in Brazil
September 8, 2014

So, you've made the decision to start looking for a job in Brazil, now what? The following guide suggests five of the best ways to improve your chances of getting
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