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Recycling campaign highlights time it takes for each component of a...

A new campaign aims to boost recycling in Salvador, Bahia, by highlighting how long it takes each component of certain consumer products to break...

Review: ‘Rio, I Love You’ is a (mostly) agreeable fantasy

Review: 'Rio, I Love You' is a (mostly) agreeable fantasy
There's a scene about two-thirds of the way into Rio, I Love You in which a guy soars above the city on a hang...

Review: ‘Neon Bull’ celebrates the power of aspirations

Review: 'Neon Bull' celebrates the power of aspirations
Iremar (Juliano Cazarre) works the vaquejada circuit, but he's not one of the dashing cowboys who thrill audiences as they pursue and knock down...

Listen: Céu’s ‘Tropix’ is atmospheric, Brazilian-flavored electronica

Listen - Céu's 'Tropix' is atmospheric, Brazilian-flavored electronica
Riding Bebel Gilberto's coattails, Céu managed to sell over 100,000 copies of her eponymous 2005 debut in the U.S. — a rare feat for a...

A trip through São Paulo in the 4th dimension

Videographer James Street moved from his native UK to Brazil in 2010 to be with his then-girlfriend, now wife, who is Brazilian. He lived...

How a rural tradition became a unique Holy Week celebration

How a rural tradition became a unique Holy Week festival
Farmers in the southern region of Ceará state used to celebrate the end of harvest by placing a scarecrow on a carriage and going...

Website tracks Lula’s status

Website tracks Lula's status
Don't have time (or patience) to follow the latest developments in the neverending saga of President Dilma Rousseff's attempt to make former President Luiz...

Award-winning ‘Neon Bull’ (‘Boi Neon’) hitting U.S. screens

Award-winning 'Neon Bull' ('Boi Neon') hitting U.S. screens
The Second Mother (Que Horas Ela Volta?) may have been the most talked-about Brazilian film of 2015, but Neon Bull (Boi Neon) was the...

Ad plays with translation on Brazilian edition of the NYT

Ad plays with translation on Brazilian edition of the NYT
Cultura Inglesa, a Brazilian English-teaching franchise, launched a unique ad on the weekly The New York Times supplement of Brazil's top newspaper, Folha de...

‘The Summer of Gods’ brings Orisha traditions to life

'The Summer of Gods' brings Orisha traditions to life
Eliciana Nascimento set out on a personal journey, but hundreds of people came along — and many more are still joining her along the...

Boogarins embarking on U.S./Canadian tour

Boogarins embarking on U.S., Canadian tour
Childhood buddies Dinho Almeida (vocals, rhythm guitar) and Benke Ferraz (solo guitar) formed Boogarins in 2012, recruited Hans Castro (drums) and Raphael Vaz (bass...

MOSTRA festival to showcase U.S. indie films in São Paulo

MOSTRA festival to showcase U.S. indie films in São Paulo
It was back in 2010 that Ariani Friedl founded MOSTRA — a small festival showcasing what she labeled "socially conscious" Brazilian films in Chicago."There's...

Brazilians take to the streets again as crisis pivots (24 photos)

Brazilians take to the streets again as crisis pivots
Update Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was sworn in as Chief of Staff on Thursday morning."Difficulties often create opportunities," said President Dilma Rousseff. "The...

Support this film about the world’s only ballet academy for the...

Support this film about Brazil's (and the world's) only ballet academy for the blind
Looking at the Stars (Olhando pras Estrelas) is a touching documentary that follows two dancers from the world's first and only ballet academy for...