Brazil

Favelas in Brazil Becoming Lodging Hot Spots for World Cup

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 14:15

In Rio de Janeiro, a growing crime rate still plagues much of the city and the sound of gunshots and back-alley drug deals are not uncommon occurrences. The torture and murder of a bricklayer from the neighborhood of Rocinha has sparked protests against the corrupt police forces responsible. Despite these ongoing issues, tourists are finding themselves seeking lodging within these neighborhoods. Hotels in Rio are in very short supply and even the most basic hotels have increased their prices to $450 per night during the World Cup1.

New Technologies Introduced in Brazil for the World Cup

Friday, February 21, 2014 - 13:45

The World Cup and new technology has gone hand in hand ever since the 1970 World Cup in Mexico. The 1970 World Cup was the first to be broadcast in color. The Mexican games were the start of a relationship between new technology in television and the World Cup.  More recently, the 2006 games in Germany were the first to be broadcast in HDTV and the South African games were available via Internet streaming, while some games were even available in 3D television.

World Cup 2014 Spotlight: Child Prostitution in Brazil

Friday, March 7, 2014 - 13:15

In Brazil, child prostitution is a polemic topic, especially in light of the upcoming World Cup.* Pressured into this position by physical abuse, economic need, or simply because it is their best option for survival, these children sell themselves to sexual exploitation for only a few dollars. Long viewed for its sexually liberal reputation, Brazil has been a popular a destination for sexual tourism.

The Visa Waiting Game

Monday, March 17, 2014 - 13:15

I think almost everyone who studies abroad imagines themselves going back someday. Some people dream of it, some people make a firm promise that they'll make it happen. There are the examples of people who did it--the girl who married her foreign boyfriend, or the woman who moved to Brazil to become a yoga instructor--but in reality, we all know the chances are slim we will get another opportunity to live abroad for an extended period of time.

Lugares da memória: História feita em casa

Monday, March 17, 2014 - 13:00

Lembro de ouvir quando criança as histórias que minha mãe contava misturando coisas que ela viveu e coisas que ouviu. Minha mãe cresceu ouvindo histórias dos irmãos e conhecidos sobre os pais, pois sua mãe morreu quando ela tinha 3 anos e o pai aos 4. Os pais que ela conhece e que nos mostrou em suas histórias foram os pais construídos a partir de fragmentos da memória de outros, e que ela rearranjou em sua mente.

Prostituição Infantil no Brasil e a Copa do Mundo

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 13:00

Com o início da Copa do Mundo de 2014 chegando rapidamente, ainda tem muita preocupação se o Brasil vai conseguir terminar as construções antes da sua estréia contra a Croácia, no dia 12 de junho. Menos de 100 dias antes do apito inicial, estádios em 4 das 12 cidades-sede permanecem sob construção, assim come grande parte dos locais ao redor dos estádios e a infraestrutura dos transportes.

Brazil to Emerge a "Loser" in 2014 World Cup

Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 12:30

With one month until the World Cup, Brazil is rushing to complete the necessary infrastructure to effectively host the tournament, which begins June 12th when Brazil faces Croatia. The Brazilian Ministry of Tourism has estimated the World Cup could result in up to $11 billion USD in direct, indirect and induced economic growth for the country, a number more than 20 times what host South Africa made in 2010.

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