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Interesting stuff related to Brazil and of possible interest to listeners of the Brazilianisms podcast
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Plenty of kicks, few complaints so far at World Cup in Brazil

Plenty of kicks, few complaints so far at World Cup in Brazil | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it
After the Greece-Japan World Cup match here Thursday night, groups of Japanese fans wandered outside the stadium for awhile, asking around for the location of public transportation back to a city center that does not exist. Eventually, they found a taxi line, and waited for almost an hour alongside Brazilian fans, chatting and posing together for photos.
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There's A Bar That Built A Favela Where People Can Watch The World Cup

There's A Bar That Built A Favela Where People Can Watch The World Cup | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it
Taking insensitivity to another level.
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It is the World Cup that has to be ready for Brazil

It is the World Cup that has to be ready for Brazil | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it
If it weren't for Brazil, the World Cup as we know it could have disappeared. After all, it was the only nation still bidding to get football's main event after World War 2 (1939-1945). The favorit...
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All the Brazilian World Cup Stadiums on Google Street View

All the Brazilian World Cup Stadiums on Google Street View | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it
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"Visit the Brazilian stadiums where fans can watch their favorite teams compete in the World Cup."

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The war against the World Cup and the Olympics

The war against the World Cup and the Olympics | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it
It must be strange for people who are used to see Brazilians as a smiley and youthful nation, proud of its country’s sporting exploits, to learn that most of them are hating to host the Olympics an...
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In the Servants’ Quarters - NYTimes.com

In the Servants’ Quarters - NYTimes.com | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it
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Brazil's football Mecca corroded by fans' urine - Telegraph

Brazil's football Mecca corroded by fans' urine - Telegraph | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it
THE Maracana, the world's largest football stadium and the Mecca of Brazilian soccer, is being eaten away by corrosion by football fans relieving themselves on the terraces.
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Brazilian Couple Accuses BMW of Racism

A Brazilian couple in Rio discusses an incident that took place at a BMW dealership in Rio. They went in to purchase a new car with their adopted five-year-o...
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Be sure to have CC turned on in YouTube to see the translated subtitles.

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Brazil's affirmative action law offers a huge hand up - Christian Science Monitor

Brazil's affirmative action law offers a huge hand up - Christian Science Monitor | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it

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"With its new law, Brazil has gone the furthest in the Americas in attempting race-based equality."

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YouTube Carnaval

YouTube Carnaval | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it

Watch Carnaval live on YouTube.

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"I pretended to be a garbage collector for 8 years and lived as an invisible being"

"I pretended to be a garbage collector for 8 years and lived as an invisible being" | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it

A Psychologist sweeped the streets of USP (University of São Paulo) for his master thesis on “public invisibility”. He proved that, in general, people only see other’s social function. Who doesn’t have a good position based on this criteria, becomes a mere social shadow.

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Why is Brazil the new America? Hint: water.

Why is Brazil the new America? Hint: water. | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it
While the US farm belt is mining its groundwater, Brazil is expanding production and lowering the cost of raising food.
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BBC News - Fast Track - Brazil's abseiling rubbish collectors

BBC News - Fast Track - Brazil's abseiling rubbish collectors | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it
As Brazil prepares to host the World Cup and Olympics, a big clean up is underway on the hillsides of Rio where abseiling refuse collectors have been making grim discoveries.
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Brazil’s World Cup Stadiums Have Their Problems, But They're The Latest In Green Design

Brazil’s World Cup Stadiums Have Their Problems, But They're The Latest In Green Design | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it
Brazil’s expensive World Cup stadiums have their problems, but they're the latest in green design.
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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO): FIFA and the World Cup - YouTube

John Oliver's excitement for the World Cup is tempered by knowing information about FIFA, the organization that produces it. John details the problems with t...
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A full (and humorous) explanation of why so many people hate FIFA.

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Caxirola - the odd story of the 'Brazilian Vuvuzela' that failed miserably - WorldCupOfJoe.com

Caxirola - the odd story of the 'Brazilian Vuvuzela' that failed miserably - WorldCupOfJoe.com | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it
The World Cup is about to begin, and something will be missing. It isn’t (only) stadium finishes or transportation projects, or 4G mobile signal, but hundreds, thousands of caxirolas. For those who watched the last World Cup four years ago, there was something as ubiquitous as a green pitch, 22 players and a football: the …
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22 Staggering Images Of Brazil's Indigenous Tribes Taking On The Riot Police With Bows And Arrows

22 Staggering Images Of Brazil's Indigenous Tribes Taking On The Riot Police With Bows And Arrows | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it
Resplendent in tribal headgear and body point, with bows and arrows held aloft, aiming their weapons at Brasilia's riot police, these indigenous protesters took on horse-mounted riot police armed with tear gas and shields. These were the extraordinary scenes just hours before Brazil's World Cup team began their training for the tournament, as the índios attempted to force their way toward the capital's National Stadium, firing arrows and throwing rocks.
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What do people really think about maids?

What do people really think about maids? | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it
Twitter account shows poor treatment of maids in Brazil.
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"Brazil has around seven million maids - more than any other country in the world"

"An anonymous Twitter account is highlighting the poor treatment of maids in Brazil." 

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Check Out This Horrifying Brazilian Testicle Mascot

Check Out This Horrifying Brazilian Testicle Mascot | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it
Buried in the photo gallery of a recent event attended by the Associação de Assistência às Pessoas com Câncer, a Brazilian non-profit that helps people with cancer, is a photo of its horrifying mascot.
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Paradise regained? - FT.com

Paradise regained? - FT.com | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it

"'Within 10 years, it is quite possible that there will be no deforestation in Brazil at all,' said Laurent Micol, head of the Centre of Life Institute, a respected environmental non-governmental organisation in Mato Grosso."

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‘Travelling with Nannies’ Proves Controversial in Brazil · Global Voices

‘Travelling with Nannies’ Proves Controversial in Brazil · Global Voices | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it
A blog post with useful tips for families who travel with nannies raised controversy as the author's statements reflected a prejudiced view of domestic workers and deeper troubling issues in Brazil's work relations.
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A lot of Brazilians view their domestic employees as property. It's great to see that this attitude is starting to be harshly criticized by other Brazilians.

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An arachnophobe's worst nightmare? It’s 'raining Spiders' in Brazil

An arachnophobe's worst nightmare? It’s 'raining Spiders' in Brazil | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it
In scenes which will haunt anyone with an aversion our eight-legged friends, hundreds of spiders have begun dangling from telegraph poles in the southern Brazilian town of Santo Antônio da Platina.
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Architect Oscar Niemeyer Dies at 104

Architect Oscar Niemeyer Dies at 104 | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it
Oscar Niemeyer, the Brazilian architect who designed the United Nations building and his country's futuristic capital of Brasília, died on Wednesday in a hospital in Rio de Janeiro. He was 104.
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Brazil Without Make-Up

Presentation of the website "Brazil without make-up", an honest guide to my beautiful country. Visit: http://brazilwithoutmakeup.com for more! Camera: Aline ...
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The city with 180km traffic jams

The city with 180km traffic jams | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it
Next time you complain about being stuck in traffic, spare a thought for the drivers in Brazil's biggest city, Sao Paulo.
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