Reflections on Brazil

Reflections on Brazil

By Judy Piazza I can still smell Brazil in my clothes…I am reluctant to wash them. Their scent reminds me of the salt air, of shrimp vended on crowded beaches along with sun lotions and all nature of other items, of Brazilian night sounds, sensuous and smooth guitar...
The Brazilian Way

The Brazilian Way

By Jana Lessa It’s charming, its’ cultural, its’ all about being a Brazilian. The “O Jeitinho” can be described as the way Brazilians live their life, the way they make decisions, the way they love and so forth. For us Brazilians,...
Favela-Funk

Favela-Funk

By Luciana de Alencar | Translation by Christine Di Stefano At the end of the 1960s and the beginning of the 1970s, funk, a musical style created by black North Americans, surged in popularity in Brazil. The first to identify with funk were the youth who lived in the...
Working Visa for Foreigners in Brazil

Working Visa for Foreigners in Brazil

Initially, this type of visa “Temporary V – Work Visa” can be issued to persons who travel to Brazil to work and/or perform any services under contract, including scientists, researchers, technicians, professionals, and Maritimes. The good news is that the General...
Brazil and the Use of Medical Marijuana

Brazil and the Use of Medical Marijuana

The Brazilian Government Health Agency (ANVISA) which is responsible for approving citizen importation of medicines and botanical remedies from outside of Brazil, has approved the use of medical marijuana for Parkinson’s disease and following Epilepsy that was...
Samba Creation and Brazilian Identity

Samba Creation and Brazilian Identity

Here in this article we will assume that the “urban” samba begun in the 1930’s in Rio de Janeiro, and that the origin of urban samba came from the samba-de-roda that is linked to capoeira and the slaves that came from Africa during the 19th century.  Basically...
The Brazilian Footprints in San Diego

The Brazilian Footprints in San Diego

Lindenberg Junior * Translation: Christine Di Stefano The extraordinary climate, abundant sun, beautiful beaches, numerous lakes and parks, and surrounding greenery began to attract Brazilians to San Diego towards the end of the 1980s. The economy in Brazil was weak...
Brazilian Day Celebrations 2014

Brazilian Day Celebrations 2014

Lindenberg Junior * Photos: Jane Ceron (Soul Brasil) and Luis C.Ribeiro (Globo) The first weeks of September have been very busy for Brazilians who lived abroad. Every year, thousands of Brazilians around the world take their Brazilian national team shirts from their...
Brazil Takes Off

Brazil Takes Off

Now the Risk for Latin America’s Big Success Story is Hubris * From The Economist, Nov 09 Print Edition WHEN, back in 2003, economists at Goldman Sachs bracketed Brazil with Russia, India and China as the economies that would come to dominate the world, there...
Comemorações em Verde e Amarelo

Comemorações em Verde e Amarelo

Todos os anos, setembro se torna um mês bem movimentado para os Brasileiros que vivem fora do Brasil já que a partir do Brazilian Day NY – criado há mais de 25 anos atrás, outros "Brazilian Days" se espalharam pelos EUA e pelo mundo. Anualmente milhares de...
Brazilian Day Celebrations

Brazilian Day Celebrations

Lindenberg Junior The first weeks of September had been very busy for Brazilians Who lived abroad. Every year, thousands of Brazilians around the world take their Brazilian national team shirts from their wardrobes, paint their faces and expose the country’s flag on...
Watch Like a Brazilian!

Watch Like a Brazilian!

Lindenberg Junior  Brazil is one of the counties, if not the top one, that is well known for its festive celebrations and annual events. In fact, no matter time of the year tourists visit the country, they are sure to notice the friendly ambience and merry...
4th L.A Brazilian Film Festival

4th L.A Brazilian Film Festival

Jennifer Parker * Photos by Livia Wippich From April 27th to April 30, the 4th Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival was held at the Landmark Theatres at the Westside Pavilion in Los Angeles, attracting hundreds of cinema and Brazilian culture lovers. The Opening Night...