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.
"Before I ever set foot in Brazil, I knew that is was a country full of colors and cultural influences like the United States. I also thought that Brazil would be just like the picture portrayed in many other Latin American countries, that being the typical brown stereotypical Latin we all know. To my surprise, and delight, I was wrong."
". . . interview with [Oliver] Stuenkel, where he sheds light on Brazil and the prospects and challenges the BRICS face. He also pushes back against those who say that the BRICS countries have failed."
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.
"'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."
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.
Kinsey Swartz's insight:
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.