In Brazil, new law on femicide to offer greater protection

Coinciding with the new law, Brazil is the first pilot country adapting the Latin American Model Protocol for the Investigation of Gender-related Violent Deaths, promoted by UN Women and OHCHR - ...more

Ipanema fever

Hi guys! I can’t believe I haven’t blogged for so long. I’ve missed you!So, from my later post you must have understood how great my life in Brazil is! I’m relaxed and I’m so happy! Last week I went to the swimming pool (they have one here in the building, so I can spare myself the hot trip to the beach) and I spent a whole day in Ipanema with a dear friend of mine I hadn’t seen in a while....more

Brazilian Potato and Bean Stew

World Cup fever is at its highest point right now with everyone looking forward to the finals this weekend…….even I cannot escape it!!!! Since I have not yet figured out the game yet, I use this as an opportunity to learn more about the countries playing the matches. It’s been interesting reading all about the sights, culture and most importantly food about the various countries. My bro in law, N, has been talking about this business trip he is going to take to Rio and that got me thinking about Brazilian food itself....more

My father told me ‘I want you to be able to help your people one day’

In the words of Samantha Ro’otsitsina de C. Juruna (Tsitsina Xavante), a 28-year-old indigenous woman of Xavante heritage from Namunkurá community in the indigenous territory of San Marcos, Mato Grosso state, in the Amazonian region of Brazil. Trained in social services, she has a Masters in Sustainability for Indigenous Peoples and Territories. She is a member of the Comisión Nacional de la Juventud Indígena (CNJI – National Committee for Indigenous Youth) and the Red de Juventud Indígena (REJUIND – Indigenous Youth Network). ...more

2013 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival: Brazil

This year's Brazil kiosk at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival featured two new items we were very excited to try: Crispy Pork Belly and a Seared Scallop....more

Mosaico is Portuguese Brazilian Jazz Artist Beatrice Masons Album

Brazilian jazz/blues artist Beatrice Mason for you Portuguese speaking peeps out there! Since releasing her latest album, Mosaic, she’s been creating a lot of buzz and developing a cult following in her hometown of Rio de Janeiro. Her album is in the “Top Album” category on iTunes and is all in her native Portuguese with the exception of the track “Caramel”. She has performed fronting standing room only crowds at International Music Conference and Modem 2012. Mosaico received accolades by critics and fans alike. ...more

An independence shout out - why I became a Journalist

I was born on Brazil’s Independence Day (September 7th) in 1982 in a small town called Jaragua do Sul, in Santa Catarina State. My full name is Mariana de Cerqueira Knabben, but everyone calls me Mary. I had a pretty regular childhood and it was a fun one. When I was 6 years old, my parents decided to move to another city called Joinville in the same state....more

Rio+20: Family Planning and Global Sustainability

Thousands of women have descended on Rio de Janeiro, but they’re not there to do the samba. They’ve gone to Brazil to attend the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, where they intend to get family planning and reproductive rights on the global sustainability agenda. Why? Because sustainability is all about sex. Without the latter, you can forget about the former....more
What people exactly is Dr. Carmen Barroso referring to?more

Brazilian Pancakes (Panqueca de Carne Moida)

Wednesday I was in the kitchen, doing what I do, when hubby comes in and asks me what´s for lunch. Remember, gringos, Brazilian lunch is the real deal. Dinner is negotiable (and usually occurs around 10pm if hubby were to have his way)....more
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