Brazil

Prostituição Infantil no Brasil e a Copa do Mundo

October 19, 2016

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

October 19, 2016

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.

Inclement weather affecting more than just playing conditions in Natal, Brazil as FIFA World Cup progresses

October 17, 2016

In the state of Rio Grande do Norte, the capital city of Natal has been pounded by more than three feet of rain in the past four days giving rise to severe flooding and landslides. Emergency crews sprung into action as the seasonal heat and excessive precipitation combined to loosen the earth in many areas of this FIFA World Cup host city.

Cheap Paint: Street art all over Brazil sending priceless messages as presidential elections, and Olympics loom in near future

October 13, 2016

It comes as no surprise that protests, political satire, and two story tall graffiti murals still litter the streets of Brazil after months of unrest when you try to conceptualize the sheer amount of disregard for worker and fan safety, the complete neglect of public opinion, or staggering amount of money the Brazilian government has spent to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Until the Expressway Collapses

October 13, 2016

There is no way to predict how a nation will deal with past collective actions that don’t match the image its citizens now have of themselves. They may confront the regretted event right after it ended or generations later. They may accuse or mourn. They may seek revenge or remembrance. They may want to profit from the examination or simply learn from it. A nation may decide to forget or indefinitely postpone looking at its painful past.

New Americas Barometer Insight: The World Cup and Protests: What Ails Brazil?

October 13, 2016

Results from preliminary pre-release 2014 AmericasBarometer survey data from Brazil indicate that the protests ongoing in the country since last year are driven largely by young, single, educated Brazilians, with widespread corruption and violence, and low quality education and healthcare at the top of their list of grievances. Thus, international sporting events like the World Cup have both exacerbated perceptions of systemic corruption among Brazilians and also provided a useful high-profile stage for protesters to voice their discontent.

Actualización Brasileña: Después de la Copa Mundial, Mirando Hacia las Elecciones en Octubre

October 13, 2016

Con la partida de los espectadores de la Copa, Brasil vuelva a la normalidad, libre de las distracciones la ola de nacionalismo producidos por el fútbol. Las elecciones presidenciales de Octubre se acercan, y la presidenta Dilma Rousseff deberá superar varios obstáculos en su búsqueda de la reelección. Por debajo de la emoción de la Copa, una serie de cuestiones sociales, económicas e internacionales nunca dejaron de agitarse.

Malestar Social

The Early History of Choro and the Evolution of the Choro Player

October 13, 2016

Choro is a form of Brazilian popular music that has evolved over the course of more than a century. Because its origins lie in  the  cultural heritage of the diverse social classes, races and ethnic groups that together make up the Brazilian population, it has come to represent more than just a style or genre. Like samba, carnaval and futebol, it is a symbol of Brazilian national identity, and a unifying cultural force.

Sudden Death of Presidential Candidate Eduardo Campos Potentially Shakes Up Brazil's October Election

October 13, 2016

Eduardo Campos, a 2014 Brazilian presidential candidate, died in a plane crash on Wednesday. In addition to Campos, 49, four other passengers and two pilots were killed when the plane crashed in Santos, Brazil, about 35 miles south of São Paulo.2 According to air force officials, after hitting bad weather, the plane lost contact with air traffic control and was unable to land.1 Investigation is said to continue. Seven homes in the highly populated residential area were damaged as a result.2

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