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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…

Caetano Veloso tour introduces Teresa Cristina to the world

How do you now when you’ve reached the upper echelons of Brazilian popular music? When Caetano Veloso wants to be…

Dona Onete brings the sensual rhythms of northern Brazil stateside

Ionete da Silveira Gama, aka Dona Onete, didn’t start singing professionally until her early 60s, but she spent a lifetime…

Google sued in Brazil for advertising targeting children on YouTube

Brazil’s Federal Prosecution Service (MPF) filed on Tuesday a lawsuit against Google Brasil, the tech giant’s local subsidiary, for alleged…

Brazilian cinema at the 2016 Chicago International Film Festival

The Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF) has been a reliable source of Brazilian cinema in the Midwest. This year the…

Seu Jorge cashing in with ‘The Life Aquatic’ Bowie covers tour

It’s been 12 years since actor-singer Seu Jorge portrayed Brazilian oceanographer PelĂ© dos Santos in Wes Anderson’s existential comedy The…

Mural created for Rio Olympics earns Guinness World Records title

Eduardo Kobra, one of Brazil’s most renowned graffiti artists, was aiming for a record before the Rio Olympics even kicked…

Quiz: How well do you know Rio de Janeiro?

Think you know Brazil’s Olympic city? Take our quiz to test your Rio de Janeiro knowledge and see how you…

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