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Interesting stuff related to Brazil and of possible interest to listeners of the Brazilianisms podcast
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For a Brazilian Vacation, 7 Rules to Save By

For a Brazilian Vacation, 7 Rules to Save By | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it
From fares to food, pousadas to Portuguese, the Frugal Traveler has advice for seeing Brazil on a budget.
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Brazil's truth commission faces delicate task

Brazil's truth commission faces delicate task | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it
Brazil's truth commission is set to start work investigating abuses committed during military rule from 1964-1985 but already faces criticism from army officers and victims' relatives.
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Man wears green paint for Hulk costume which wouldn't wash off

Man wears green paint for Hulk costume which wouldn't wash off | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it
Paulo Henrique dos Santos turned into a raging monster when he discovered he’d unwittingly used paint typically used for ballistic missiles and nuclear submarines...
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Jetman over Rio

On May 2nd, 2012, Yves "Jetman" Rossy made history again by flying around the Corcovado, and landing on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro! More info and pho...
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Brazilian Rugby Funny Ads

Since the Rio 2016 Olympics announcement, Brazil started a campaing to promote other sports most unkown for Brazilians. Just like Rugby. Those broadcasted na...
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Ilha de Queimada Grande - The Snake Island of Brazil

Ilha de Queimada Grande - The Snake Island of Brazil | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it
An aerial view of the Brazilian island of Ilha de Queimada Grande, you would agree, looks breathtaking. It's probably a place where you would love to spend an exotic vacation. But this is an excellent example that looks can ...
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Google Brings Street View To The Amazon Forest & Its Communities

Google Brings Street View To The Amazon Forest & Its Communities | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it
Following the launch of Street View for the Great Barrier Reef, Google has announced a similar project, this time in the Amazon.
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Brazil beached dolphins: Amazing video captures moment sunbathers rescue 30 beached dolphins

Brazil beached dolphins: Amazing video captures moment sunbathers rescue 30 beached dolphins | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it
The beachgoers had been sunning themselves on the Rio de Janeiro coastline when the dolphins appeared out of nowhere and suddenly beached en masse.
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Brazilian Portuguese is the Best Language

Brazilian Portuguese is the Best Language | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it
If you want a decent return on your investment, says Helen Joyce, the best language to learn is Brazilian Portuguese...
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The City of Samba

Tilt shift of the Carnaval party in Rio de Janeiro. Made by Keith Loutit and Jarbas Agnelli. Captured during Carnaval of 2011. Music by Jarbas Agnelli. Special thanks to Rede Globo, Liesa and Jodele Larcher.
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Rio Carnival revelers twist, shout to Beatles

Rio Carnival revelers twist, shout to Beatles | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it
Rio de Janeiro revelers twist and shout at wild Beatles-themed Carnival street party...
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Chaîne de carnaval - YouTube

Chaîne de carnaval - YouTube | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it

Watch Carnaval live on YouTube.

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Brazil v Ireland – The beer game

Brazil v Ireland – The beer game | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it
The one thing that you'll notice when you visit one of BH's million botecos (pubs) is the extremely oversized beer fridges, given free of charge by the beer companies in order to show off their pro...
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American Mind - Espírito Brasileiro: Brazilian Race, Ethnicity, and Multiculturalism! Part 1 of a series

American Mind - Espírito Brasileiro: Brazilian Race, Ethnicity, and Multiculturalism! Part 1 of a series | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it

"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."

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Odd ways of getting mobile phones into prison

Odd ways of getting mobile phones into prison | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it
Prison authorities have released these pictures of more than 31,000 mobiles they snatched in Sao Paulo, many from criminals determined to continue their operations from inside.
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The Stream - Brazil's racial quotas

We discuss Brazil's "racial democracy" and newly approved racial quotas.
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'They're killing us': world's most endangered tribe cries for help

'They're killing us': world's most endangered tribe cries for help | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it
Logging companies keen to exploit Brazil's rainforest have been accused by human rights organisations of using gunmen to wipe out the Awá, a tribe of just 355.
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BRICS Summit: A perspective from Brazil | Al Jazeera Blogs

BRICS Summit: A perspective from Brazil | Al Jazeera Blogs | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it

". . . 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."

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Brazil's Racial Identity Challenge - Room for Debate

Brazil's Racial Identity  Challenge  - Room for Debate | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it
Would this South American nation benefit from U.S.-style affirmative action?
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Brazil's new consumer class flocks to US to buy

Brazil's new consumer class flocks to US to buy | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it
The overstuffed bags filling Fernando Mello's luggage cart wobbled precariously as the gym owner made his way home one morning through Rio's international airport.
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Brazil to Enlist Batman to Curb Crime

Brazil to Enlist Batman to Curb Crime | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it
Brazilian Military Police are planning on introducing a very special recruit to help curb the rapid rise of crime to the Esplanade St Therese neighbourhood...
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Christ the Redeemer hovering over clouds at dawn on Tuesday

Christ the Redeemer hovering over clouds at dawn on Tuesday | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it

Photos of Rio's Christ Statue appearing over cloud cover

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Top 10 songs on the Brazilian Hit Parade

Top 10 songs on the Brazilian Hit Parade | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it
These are the top songs that are playing right now on Brazilian radios.  To see the previous lists, published once a month, click here.
1 – Luan Santana – “Nêga”
2- Michel Teló – “Ai se eu ...
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Striking Brazil police may have executed 30 - CBS News

Striking Brazil police may have executed 30 - CBS News | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it
In Bahia state in Brazil, dozens were handcuffed and killed execution-style while police there were on strike...
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Carnival kicks off in Brazil

Carnival kicks off in Brazil | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it
The world's biggest party has started in Brazil, drawing millions of people to the streets for a raucous celebration of music and mayhem.
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