Rio Olympics: Portuguese With an Accent

Seven years ago, Brazil was chosen as the host country for the 2016 Summer Olympics and, as such, secured coveted spots in every sport, including rugby, polo, golf and fencing – which are not popular at all in the country of soccer…

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Line-Cutting the Brazilian Way: No Extra Cost Required — Only Extra Age

Companies routinely give preferential treatment to customers willing to pay more, sometimes much more. And one very coveted perk is line-cutting…

Line-Cutting the Brazilian Way: No Extra Cost Required — Only Extra Age

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Where Have All the Brazilians Gone?

Once everywhere on crowded New York sidewalks, at swanky Miami malls, and on fun Orlando Disney rides, the happy people from the land of soccer are nowhere to be seen…

Once everywhere on crowded New York sidewalks, at swanky Miami malls, and on fun Orlando Disney rides, the happy people from the land of soccer are nowhere to be seen. “Where have all the Brazilians gone?” ask puzzled American tourist officials. Well, well, well, well, the not-so-long-ago booming Brazilian economy is in deep recession. Many have lost their jobs, and those whose paychecks are still coming in can barely make ends meet — let alone travel — the direct result of soaring inflation eating away at wages. And despite an outpouring of generosity from airline companies, which have severely slashed ticket prices, planes are empty, and so are wallets, by the way, very likely made in China and bought in the U.S.

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“Think It Over!” – Heartbroken Brazilian Kids to LeBron James

Yes, in the country of soccer, kids and teens also love basketball. And when word came that LeBron James was sitting out the Olympics in Rio, heartbroken youngsters couldn’t help but wonder why. After all…

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Savagery Prevails: Dogs Slaughtered in China

Boy, do we like our canine friends! So it came as no surprise to most of us when we learned that lawmakers in Albany, New York, are about to pass a law allowing cremated pet remains…

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Trump: “Crooked Hillary” – Brazilian Students: “What the Heck Does He Mean?”

“Crooked Hillary” – that’s what, more often than not, the presumptive republican nominee calls the woman who might become the next leader of the free world, leaving many in this country wondering what the heck Mr. Trump means…

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Curitiba Lawyer Eduardo Malucelli Qualifies for 2016 Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Someday, somewhere, someone might come up with a more herculean effort. Today, on planet earth, however, swimming 2.4 miles, then riding a bike for another 112 and topping it all off with a full marathon is no doubt what brings humans closest to Greek Gods…

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Brazil: Evangelical Christian Politicians on Collision Course With Same-Sex Marriage Advocates

Gay? Live in Brazil? Thinking of getting hitched? Well, for you, I’m definitely not the bearer of good news: despite fully accepted by the courts, same-sex marriage faces growing opposition in Congress…

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Hopelessly Hooked on WhatsApp – Brazilians, More Often Than Not, Forced to Go Cold Turkey

Brazilians know the drill pretty well: A first-degree judge somewhere around South America’s powerhouse asks WhatsApp to hand over information on someone the police are investigating, and the answer is always the same…

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Wise up, Pun Intended, Mr. Flávio Augusto da Silva!

The headline reads: “Wise up – Pun Intended – Mr. Flávio Augusto da Silva!” And, of course, if you don’t live in Brazil (even if you do), you may be wondering to what the “Pun Intended” part of it is referring, right? O.K., Mr. Violin to the rescue…

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8.8M and Counting: There Are Only So Many YouTube Followers Kéfera Buchmann Can Have – or Are There?

Who would have guessed back in 2010 when she first took to the internet that her profanity-laced videos would propel her into YouTube stardom. Naysayers aside, the 23-year-old keeps adding followers by the millions to her channel…

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