Ethanol fuel: a Brazilian distinguishing feature between hope and contradiction 1/2

Part one. Brazilian economical and energetic development are everyday more impressive. Today this big country is the second biggest Ethanol fuel producer in the world. This fuel is a derivative from sugar cane. 36 years ago, Brazil started a brand new energetic policy with the Pro Alcool program in 1975. At launch time, this programContinue reading “Ethanol fuel: a Brazilian distinguishing feature between hope and contradiction 1/2”

Festival of Brazilian documentaires in Paris

This poor Frenchman, divided between Paris and Rio de Janeiro wishes to share an event… Voilá a Brazilian Festival Made in Paris! From 13 to 19 June 2011, the association “Autres Brésils” presents the 7th edition of the ‘Brésil en mouvements” (Brazil in Movement), the main event dedicated to Brazilian social documentary in Europe. The festival is characterized by seven days of screenings, discussions and meetings about documentary films to strengthen ties between France and Brazil. What is on the agenda: •14 juin : Changement climatique : défis et alternatives (Climat change: challengesContinue reading “Festival of Brazilian documentaires in Paris”

Is Brazil ready for the game?

2014 and 2016 promise to be  two important years sports wise in Brazil with the World Cup and the Olympic Games.  Brazil is now part of the selected group of countries hosting major events. Only 4 countries have managed this feat: Mexico (1968 and 1970), Germany (1972 and 1974), USA (1994-1996) and Japan (1998-2002). An herculean challenge maybe, but  it is also a chance for Brazil to prove itself inContinue reading “Is Brazil ready for the game?”

The Brazilian optimism, a unique feature! (Or: How a Frenchman fell for Brazil)

Brazil holds an exotic and mysterious image for foreigners. Tourism is becoming an important economic activity. In 2008, 5,2 millions of tourist visited Brazil, a record in the subcontinent: Yet for many, the country still remains locked in its stereotype.  Images of tropical beauty, soccer and music, along with the recent economic rise are all very positiveContinue reading “The Brazilian optimism, a unique feature! (Or: How a Frenchman fell for Brazil)”