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  • UNDP: About 60% of Brazilians don't exercise

    UNDP: About 60% of Brazilians don’t exercise

    Less than 4 out of 10 Brazilian adults exercise or practice sports on a regular basis, according to the United Nations Development Program’s (UNDP) first National Human Development Report on Brazil. Only 37.9% of the Brazilians surveyed in 2015 by the UNDP said they exercise of practice sports. The report flagged a gender gap, with […]

  • Bozo biopic is Brazil’s 2018 Oscar hopeful

    So far, 2017 has been the first year in recent memory in which a Brazilian movie fails to achieve must-see status in the U.S. specialty circuit, but that may change now that seasoned distributor Gullane is set to pitch Oscar hopeful Bingo: The King of the Mornings (Bingo: O Rei das Manhã) to American audiences. […]

  • This is Brazil's national tree, and it's in bloom

    This is Brazil’s national tree, and it’s in bloom

    The golden trumpet tree (Tabebuia chrysotricha) is considered the national tree of Brazil. Known in Portuguese as ipê amarelo, this evergreen tree is rich in nectar and blooms in the Brazilian spring. Here are some beautiful specimens in full bloom in the streets of the national capital this week. Photos by Marcelo Camargo/ABr

  • From the pages of Life Magazine: São Paulo in the late 1940s

    From the pages of Life Magazine: São Paulo in the late 1940s

    Life Magazine sent Ukrainian photojournalist Dmitri Kessel on assignment to São Paulo in the late 1940s. Now available on the Google-hosted Life photo archive, these photos have been shared on several websites and forums over the past few years, always said to date from 1947. Yours truly decided to dig for specifics, and found on […]

  • Brazil's Senate puts on purple for Lupus Awareness Month

    Brazil’s Senate puts on purple for Lupus Awareness Month

    Brazil’s Federal Senate dome was illuminated purple on Monday in support of Lupus Awareness Month. According to Agência Senado, the initiative was spearheaded by Sen. Lídice da Mata (PSB-BA), who highlighted the need for awareness of the high costs and barriers to access faced by patients living with systemic lupus erythematosus, the severe autoimmune disease […]

  • Mastectomized women ‘show their breasts’ on social media to boost breast cancer awareness (NSFW)

    Peito is the Portuguese word for breast, while the expression de peito denotes a person of courage, inspiring Brazilian agency Propeg to come up with a clever play on words to name a digital campaign about the importance of performing regular breast self-exams. The action’s title, “Mulheres de Peito,” references breasts but is clearly intended to […]

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