Tag: Pernambuco

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Second only to Carnival in the number of spectators and participants, the Festas Juninas (June Festivals) throughout Brazil gather hundreds of thousands to celebrate Brazilian folklore and popular culture. Named...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Heavy rains registered in the last few days in both the Northeastern and Southern regions of the country have left tens of thousands homeless and at least seven dead, according...
By Stephanie Foden, Contributing ReporterOLINDA, BRAZIL – Just four miles north of the bustling streets of Recife is the sister city of Olinda, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the best-preserved colonial cities in Brazil. A spectacular...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Uruguay beat the inexperienced team from Tahiti 8-0 and qualified for the Confederations Cup semi-final, where the Uruguayan outfit will meet Brazil. The game in Recife’s Arena Pernambuco was action-packed...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing ReporterRECIFE, BRAZIL – In the first Confederations Cup match for both teams, world and European champion Spain showed their class against a spirited Uruguayan side. The lively game in Recife’s Arena Pernambuco ended in a...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Late on Thursday, March 21th in Recife, Pernambuco, the McDonald's franchise Arcos Dorados was court ordered to pay R$7.5 million in compensation for collective moral damages, ending a civil action...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – An unpublished study conducted has found that around eighty percent of Brazil’s coral reefs - which are found predominantly off the coastline of the country’s northeast region, stretching 2,000km...
By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Following a 2010 series detailing the World Cup host cities in Brazil, it is time again to review the progress leading up to the 2014 World Cup, with focus...
By Laura Madden, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - While most of the world considers Carnival synonymous with Rio's Sambódromo shows, there are celebrations happening all across Brazil, notably in São Paulo and Salvador. The capital city of...
By Sibel Tinar, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO – One month after heavy tropical rains struck Northeastern Brazil and caused severe flooding killing over seventy people, the hardest-hit rural regions in the states of Alagoas and Pernambuco are still suffering,...
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