Connect to share and comment

Can convicted candidates run for office?

 TOP NEWS: There’s good and bad news in the always-ample annals of Brazilian official misconduct.

In Brazil, mania for a childhood pastime

SAO PAULO, Brazil — If she were an American 15-year-old, Gabrielly Sartori would almost certainly not be collecting baseball cards. But the soft-spoken, bespectacled Brazilian teenager has spent the last few weeks madly collecting their distant cousin, World Cup cards. The cards — which are really stickers — feature players, teams, coaches and even the South African stadiums that in mid-June will become the sporting focus of Planet Earth.

Opinion: Uranium swap declaration improved Turkey's hand

ISTANBUL, Turkey — The joint declaration of the ministers of foreign affairs of Turkey, Iran and Brazil signed on Monday came as a surprise to the international community. But the United States’ reaction to the uranium swap agreement, and the Turkish interpretation of this reaction, once more highlighted the gap between the U.S. and Turkey in their approaches to what is one of the most important issues on the transatlantic agenda.

Brazil's triumph on Iran shortlived

SAO PAULO, Brazil — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leveled an indirect diplomatic blow at Brazil yesterday when she told the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee that the U.N. Security Council’s permanent members had agreed upon a draft of sanctions against Iran.

Living in a Brazilian ghost town

SAO PAULO, Brazil — Construction on this working-class neighborhood stopped before doors and windows were installed in the concrete block houses, but not before the city put up bright blue street signs. The signs — and the silence in a crowded, turbulent 11 million person city — recall a ghost town in the Old West. The only thing missing is tumbleweeds.

Gizmodo Republishes Article from Brazilian "Onion" As Real

Back in 2002, Americans had a field day after a major Chinese newspaper republished an absurd report published on fake-news site The Onion. According to the story, Congress was threatening to move out of Washington unless the government built it a new Capitol with a retractable dome.

Meet the Silvas

Sao Paulo family has long history on Brazilian art scene

SAO PAULO, Brazil — The sloped yard littered with pulverized construction material and guarded by a yelping red-haired mutt looks like a typical family compound in the over-populated northern zone of Sao Paulo. But inside it's instantly apparent the Silvas aren't an average working-class family: bright paintings of traditional Brazilian scenes cover the walls; sculptures of figures performing capoeira line the shelves.

More Good News For American Newspapers (South American, That Is)

It’s what passes for good news these days in American print journalism: circulation at American newspapers shrunk less rapidly during the six months ending March 31 than it did in the six months before that, according to the AP. But if I were bleeding profusely after, say, a swordfight, and then began bleeding less profusely, would that be good news? Or would it would mean I was simply running out of blood to lose?

Literacy, Bureaucracy, and Swim Goggles

One of Brazil’s great leaps forward in recent decades was to make primary education available to all children, producing – in theory, at least – a generation of literate young adults. One of its centuries-old hexes is its ingrained tendency to create stupefying bureaucracies, part of the famous “Brazil cost” that scares multinational companies and would-be local entrepreneurs alike.
Syndicate content