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.
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.
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 …
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.
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.