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  • America’s breadbasket and Brazil swap 2012 drought stories

    America’s breadbasket and Brazil swap 2012 drought stories

    The Water for Food 2013 Global Conference held at the University of Nebraska featured lessons learned in Brazil in highlighting the handling of water resources in agriculture and food sustainability issues globally. Benedito Braga of the World Water Council and the University of São Paulo was a keynote speaker at the two-day conference. As a civil […]

  • GM lays off 589 at Brazilian plant

    GM lays off 589 at Brazilian plant

    General Motors laid off 589 workers at its São José dos Campos assembly line last week. The plant employs a total of 7,200 workers and produces the Chevrolet Classic, the Blazer, and the S10 pickup, in addition to engines and transmission on other lines. A spokesman for the Detroit-based company told AFP that the facility […]

  • Samba Bom: 20 years of Brazilian Carnaval and music in STL

    Samba Bom: 20 years of Brazilian Carnival and music in STL

    São Paulo-born musician Moacyr Marchini has been spreading Brazilian music across the Midwest for more than 20 years, mostly through his flagship band, Chicago Samba, which performs regularly in the Windy City and occasionally in other cities with a large Brazilian presence, such as Indianapolis and Ann Arbor, Mich. As if that’s not enough, Marchini has […]

  • General Motors names Brazil's Cisa Trading as top supplier

    General Motors names Brazil’s Cisa Trading as top supplier

    In recognizing 83 of its best global automotive suppliers, Detroit-based General Motors named Cisa Trading SA, an importing logistics company based in São Paulo, as its top supplier in Brazil in 2012. “Suppliers play a critical role in our business and we’re thrilled to recognize those we consider to be world-class,” said Grace Lieblein, GM vice […]

  • Gallery: Carnival 2013 in St. Louis

    Gallery: Carnival 2013 in St. Louis

    Brazilian Carnival 2013 came to St. Louis on the night of Feb. 8. About 300 people packed Coco Cabana, the Brazilian club in the Central West End, to groove to the sounds of Samba Bom. Samba dancers, samba lessons and DJ The Menace were thrown in the mix, and judging by the photos, it was […]

  • Smuckers latest USOC sponsor for Rio games

    Smuckers latest USOC sponsor for Rio games

    The U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) signed a deal with Ohio-based J.M. Smucker that includes promotion of the company’s products at the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro. The Associated Press reports that the deal came out of Smucker’s jelly and Jif peanut butter relationship with U.S. Figure Skating. The USOC helps to underwrite training, […]

  • Columbus Crew signs Brazilian defender

    Columbus Crew signs Brazilian defender

    The Columbus Crew, Ohio’s only Major League Soccer club, has signed Brazilian-born defender Gláuber Leandro Honorato. Honorato, 29, started his career with Belo Horizonte’s Atlético Mineiro before joining Palmeiras for an 18-month stint. He also played with Nuremberg,  Manchester City, and most recently Romania’s Rapid Bucharest. Honrato is of Italian descent and has dual Brazilian-Italian […]

  • Students of Portuguese as a third language wanted for U of I study

    Students of Portuguese as a third language wanted for Illinois study

    If you already speak English and Spanish and are now working on Portuguese, Helade Scutti Santos wants to hear from you. Santos, a native of São Paulo, is a PhD candidate in Hispanic Linguistics/SLATE at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her thesis focuses on learning Portuguese as a third language, and she’s currently recruiting […]