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  • Under Discussion in Brazil, Curriculum Base Faces Obstacles in the USA

    The current scenario in Brazilian education is very similar to what the situation was like in the United States back in 2010. That year, then-President Barack Obama, billionaire Bill Gates, and teaching associations and unions bet on an unprecedented and rigorous national curriculum standard aimed at placing the country's students among the best in the world in international learning assessments.

    Published on 05/22/2017 - 18h05

  • Wet Amazon Is More Vulnerable to Climate Change

    A frightening paradox may make the Amazon region that spends half the year underwater the one more vulnerable to catastrophic fires and becoming a savannah because of climate change.

    Published on 04/19/2017 - 13h22

  • Five Star Hotels and Hostels in São Paulo: Accommodations for All Budgets

    Is a hotel a place to fall asleep? Only if it is after that fine massage, of course. Take a have at the spa therapies offered by eight 5 star hotels.

    Published on 04/10/2017 - 11h16

  • Half a Century Ago, Tropicália Movement 'Crashed the Party'

    The author recollects the cultural melting pot from which the Tropicalismo cultural movement emerged in Brazil. As it included foreign imagery and themes of the consumer society, the movement's forms were quite different from the political songs that were popular in the 1960s. The article states that echoes of the movement still find resonance in Brazilian art today.

    Published on 04/10/2017 - 11h15

  • Enigma of the Amazon Earthworks Solved

    The mystery of the Amazon geoglyphs might be coming to an end soon. There are more than 500 of these strange geometric designs spread throughout the territory of the Brazilian state of Acre, some of them as wide as three city blocks.

    Published on 03/27/2017 - 13h04

  • Brazil Adapts to Try to Attract More Chinese Tourists

    Since 2014, China has been the global leader in passengers travelling abroad. However, Brazil still receives less than 0.1% of that total, which has made the country's tourist sector target the chinese market.

    Published on 03/16/2017 - 12h50

  • Rio de Janeiro Confirms First Death in the State from Yellow Fever

    The Rio de Janeiro State Health Secretary confirmed on Wednesday (15) two cases of Wild yellow fever - two men, from a rural area of the Casimiro de Abreu municipality, in the lower costal region of the State. One of them has died from complications due to the illness.

    Published on 03/16/2017 - 12h41

  • Ex-Convict Who Turned Professor Leads Reading Projects in São Paulo

    Itamar Xavier Camargo, 37, is an art professor, Master's Degree student, gives speeches and has even written a book.

    Published on 03/16/2017 - 12h38

  • Federal Prosecutor General Sends to the Supreme Court 83 Requests for Inquiries into Politicians Actions in Lava Jato (Car Wash) Investigation

    At least five ministers in Michel Temer's government, the former presidents Lula and Dilma and the Presidents of Congress and the Senate are on the list of 83 requests for inquiries delivered to the Federal Supreme Court by the Brazilian General Federal Prosecutor, Rodrigo Janot.

    Published on 03/15/2017 - 12h58

  • Bananal: History Meets Nature in the Interior of São Paulo

    Bananal attracts not only those who appreciate history but fans of nature tourism as well. 326 km and five toll-booths from the São Paulo Capital, it is known for its eighteenth-century mansions, dating from the coffee plantation period, and for natural beauty like waterfalls and a vast area of Atlantic forest.

    Published on 03/02/2017 - 11h01