Brazilian Virtual Racism Campaign Making It a Public Statement

Brazilian campaign is making a public statement against racist Facebook and Twitter trolls by posting commenters’ hateful words on billboards near their homes for the world to see. The campaign, launched in July, is titled “Virtual racism, real consequences”. The billboards are a direct response a July incident in which a slew of people posted public racist Facebook comments below a photograph of black weather presenter Maria Julia Coutinho. Criola, a non-government organization that defends the rights of black women in Brazil, developed the billboards alongside agency W3haus, according to a press release. »

Brazils Ipo Market

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil’s IPO market is dead. Once the hottest emerging market for initial public offerings after China, Latin America’s biggest economy isn’t even in the top 15 anymore. The nation’s lone IPO this year – FPC Par Corretora de Seguros SA – brought in just $229 million. That’s less than the amount raised in tiny markets like Poland or Trinidad & Tobago and it’s not even 1 percent of the total from 2007, the very peak of Brazil’s go-go days. »

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Fly Azul Pass on Sale Through Nov 30th One of a Kind to Brazil

“You could spend 10 days seeing all of Brazil for less than $800.” Um, yes please. Azul, the Brazilian airline started by David Neeleman (of JetBlue fame) five years ago, is now making it easier for U.S. travelers not just to get to Brazil, but to see more of the sprawling country. The carrier just rolled out an Azul Brazil Air Pass, good for 10 days of unlimited flights throughout Brazil for $299; there’s also a 21-day version for $399. »

Author image Virna Souza on #flight,

Brazils Blue Man Vinni

Experience the Brazilian Phenomenon ˜ “Vinni” Vinicius Eduardo Masteguim From Leme, São Paulo, Brazil. Vinni will be making a return to Chicago’s Blue Man Group. Blue Man Group is best known for their non-verbal, percussionist beats, creativity combine with comedy, music, and technology. This is a totally unique form of entertainment. The New York Times heralds the show as One of the most delightful performance pieces ever staged. E! Entertainment News exclaims, Blue Man Group is what every live performance aspires to be. »

United Airlines Partners With Brazils Azul

Azul gives United a chance to slowly regain some lost ground in Brazil United serves Brazil’s largest gateway Sao Paulo Guarulhos from its hubs at Chicago O’Hare, Houston Intercontinental, New York Newark and Washington Dulles. It also operates service from Houston Intercontinental to Rio de Janeiro. Although United highlighted that Azul has 50 daily flights from Guarulhos, Azul represents just 9% of the airport’s domestic seats on offer and 6% of its ASMs. »

The Choro You Dont Want to Miss July 21st Chicago

Choro das 3 2015 USA and Canada Tour started. They will be coming by Chicagoland and gracing their choro style at Jazzshowcase on July 21st. The band came together in 2002 and the amazing 3 sisters and their dad have been playing for TV shows in Brazil and around the world, festivals, governmental officials, and for crowds of over 70,000 people Live. After being invited to the Festival Internacional de Mandolines de Lunel in France, one of the producers felt the closest to Brazil than ever before. »

Salvador Bahia Brazil

One year ago, i had the opportunity to go to Brazil, yes, it was during the World Cup… Let’s face it… It’s a little wild for those who are not used to freely travel but, it was an incredible day (among many) in this amazing city. This picture was shot by Stephanie Foden in the old down side Salvador ; i (as a tourist) was not supposed to be visiting that part of the city, but with the help of Virna - BrazilChicago. »

A Better Plan for Hopeful Haitians Immigrants in Brazil

Brazil has had a long stand in taking part in Haiti’s mission, guaranteeing thousands of troops and culminating in President Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s exile. This was supposed to be the Brazil-United Nations peacekeeping role after the 2004 coup d’état. It was part of the campaign by Brazil to prove its worthiness in matters of world security thereby earning it a permanent seat on the UN Security Council. The MINUSTAH, The United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti failed. »

Brazilian Soccer Confederation Jose Maria Marin Have Been Pocketing Medals in a Different Way

As the shock wave subsided after this week’s arrests in Switzerland of seven FIFA bosses, including the former head of the Brazilian soccer confederation, José Maria Marin, Brazilians expressed three reactions. The first was: Well done to the United States and Swiss for arresting this bunch. The second: how shameful that we couldn’t do this ourselves. And the third: Now, surely, it’s the turn of Brazil’s authorities to take this further, given that the accusations of corruption at the higher levels of the Brazilian game are numerous and have been resounding for decades. »

Brazilian Potential NBA Player George Lucas

Just a few Short days of 19 Years old (May 24) Brazilian basketball player George Lucas Alves de Paula is one of the NBA’s favorite pick this Year. In his hometown of Diadema, Brazil ‘Georginho’ is a star. He is best known to change the scoring around with one minute left of the game. There is a lot to do. How about 17 points ahead for an end game? Pinheiros vs Sport Club do Recife George is number 14 for the Pinheiros Team and We will be hearing a lot from this young Brazilian 6’5” professional with a 7’0” wingspan. »