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Interesting stuff related to Brazil and of possible interest to listeners of the Brazilianisms podcast
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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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Brazil's samba schools gear up for carnival

Thirteen Brazilian samba schools are preparing for their night-long parade at Rio de Janeiro's spectacular annual carnival on February 19 and 20. With just d...
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The Child River Traders of Brazil

Brazilian children at the Tajaparu river risk getting cut to pieces as they fasten their canoes onto fast-moving tourist boats in order to sell their goods. ...
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15 songs on the Brazilian hit parade

15 songs on the Brazilian hit parade | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it
Every two months I publish a list of songs that Brazilian radios are playing, according to MusikCity, a website that does this type of chart since the 90s.
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At War With São Paulo’s Establishment, Black Paint in Hand

At War With São Paulo’s Establishment, Black Paint in Hand | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it
The São Paulo authorities have tried for years to stop pichação, graffiti that reflects urban decay and deep class divisions.
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Brazilian Businessmen Are The Third Most Optimistic in The World - Forbes

Brazilian Businessmen Are The Third Most Optimistic in The World - Forbes | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it
74% of Brazilian businessmen are optimistic about the Brazilian economy in 2012.
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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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Brazil explained in 100 images | deep brazil

Brazil explained in 100 images | deep brazil | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it
Enjoy this tour of 150 years of Brazilian history through photography and other iconography.
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Amazon tribe 'lacks time concept'

Amazon tribe 'lacks time concept' | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it
An Amazon tribe lack an abstract concept of time, as well as linguistic structures that equate time and space which once were thought to be universal.
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As Police Strike in Brazil, Carnival Could Be a Danger

As Police Strike in Brazil, Carnival Could Be a Danger | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it
Brazil, faced with a police strike that apparently contributed to a spike in killings in the northeast, is bracing for similar strikes in Rio de Janeiro during Carnival.
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Gabby and Kamri's curator insight, March 12, 10:30 AM

We chose this article because it talks about the life in Brazil. The police are on strike due to the increase in killings. The violence in the streets may affect carnival. It helps give and idea as to what it would be like to live in the "ghetto" of Brazil.

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Safety fears for World Cup, Olympics

Safety fears for World Cup, Olympics | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it

"RIO DE JANEIRO — Enormous buildings suddenly collapse in this Olympic city's center, killing 17. A manhole explodes near Copacabana Beach, severely burning a pair of American tourists. Another explosion rips through a downtown restaurant, blasting the bodies of three workers clear across the street. A trolley car that's a favorite attraction for visitors runs off its rails, killing five and injuring dozens. A French tourist falls to his death while riding the same line because of a hole in a security fence along the track's edge. . . ."

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Brazil's Super Rich Grow Richer

Brazil's Super Rich Grow Richer | Brazilianisms | Scoop.it
The former President of of Brazil Lula da Silva was feted across the world for bringing millions of Brazilians out of poverty - but the rich also did very well under his left-wing government.
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