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  • Art and struggle @ Women’s Capoeira weekend in Connecticut

    Art and struggle @ Women’s Capoeira weekend in Connecticut

    Community residents, children, youth, and families in New Haven were introduced to the Afro-Brazilian martial art Capoeira during an unprecedented women’s weekend with Brazilian Mestra Tisza Coelho. Tisza, one of the first women ever to become a Capoeira Master, traveled from Bahia, Brazil to teach at the event organized by Lisa Bergmann, the first female […]

  • Support the EEDS Kickstarter!

    Support the EEDS Kickstarter!

    Update: The project was funded! With less than three days to go on their Kickstarter, Evanston Escola de Samba (EEDS) needs help to make their 4th of July samba parade happen. The pitch is below, and the project page where you can contribute and check out the cool EEDS swag you can get in exchange […]

  • Brazilian woman seeks U.S. visa on TLC reality show

    Brazilian woman seeks U.S. visa on TLC reality show

    Last year Melina Alves became the first Brazilian to star in a U.S. reality TV show, but now she has company: Cassia Tavares, 23, is participating in the second season of TLC’s “90-Day Fiance,” which follows the travails of international couples that have 90 days to get married in the U.S. under the special K1 visa. Tavares […]

  • Watch: Mostra IV Opening Night Gala

    Watch: Mostra IV Opening Night Gala

    The fourth edition of the MOSTRA Brazilian Film Series kicked off on Nov. 1 with a gala event at Columbia College — and if you missed it, our exclusive video coverage will take you there! (Yes, it’s in Portuguese, but that doesn’t mean you won’t enjoy it). Originally published in our first website, Chicagoano.

  • Chicago to be featured on Brazilian TV show

    Chicago to be featured on Brazilian TV show

    O Mundo Segundo os Brasileiros (The World According to Brazilians) is a globe-trotting TV show in which Brazilian immigrants introduce their adoptive cities to Brazilian audiences. An episode shot in Chicago in late August and early September is about to air; here’s a preview of which Chicago attractions may be featured. Marketing designer Priscilla Dias […]

  • Brazilian Consulate protest fizzles out

    Brazilian Consulate protest fizzles out

    The mass street demonstrations in Brazil have been marked by a lack of central leadership; just like the Arab Spring uprisings, the protests have been organized and publicized via social media, particularly Facebook and Twitter — and in Brazil’s case, Orkut, the Google-run social network that never caught on in the U.S., or hardly anywhere […]

  • Chicago stands with Brazil

    About 150 Brazilians and U.S. supporters came to Millennium Park yesterday evening to show their support for the tens of thousands who were taking to the streets of Brazil’s major cities at that very same time to voice their discontent with corruption, police brutality and other issues. As in Brazil, the demonstrators were mostly students. […]