Category Archives: Culture

TED Global in Rio

 For the first in Brazil, TED Global will take place in Rio October 6-10th 2014. The first day was dedicated to projects of the young proteges  “adopted” by the foundation that organizes the event. The so-called TED Fellows – twenty … Continue reading

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Myths about Brazil revisited by King’s College scholar Anthony Pereira

The less you know Brazil the more you might be susceptible to embracing myths like: it is the country of football, samba, mulatas.. and so on. If any case, I recommend reading CNN’s special article written by King’s College Brazil Institute … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the D Day celebrations and Portinari’s War and Peace at the Grand Palais

Brazilians didn’t have much to do with the Second World War but here in Paris it is hard to forget the date. Celebrations are extensive. Tv and local newspapers have a huge coverage of the event and of course, the odd … Continue reading

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Itau’s econometric model on the FIFA World Cup

Serious economists don’t think exclusively about money and business.. they also use their skills and knowledge to fun stuff as answering the question: what team has more chances to win the FIFA World Cup. Itau’s team of economists created a … Continue reading

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Brazilian top university aims international presence

Following the example of other universities around the world, the University of São Paulo (USP) launches an unprecedented program of internationalization. The program, called: “USP International” aims to strengthen the University’s presence abroad with offices in London, Boston and Singapore. Thinking about … Continue reading

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Bibi Ferreira’s interview at Forbes

Our Ricardo Geromel interviewed Brazilian star Bibi Ferreira. She was recently in New York for her first concert at the Lincoln Center. Liza Minelli was at the audience. On top of all her qualities and extraordinary talent, it is great … Continue reading

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Sartre, in Brazil. Gilberto Gil, in Paris

“Come to Brazil, if you want to understand the problems that affect developing countries,” writer Jorge Amado said to Sartre, in one of his trips to Paris. And so he did. On September 2, 1960, Jean Paul Sartre and Simone … Continue reading

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