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How Czechs See Classic Brazilian Literature: The Sad End of

“The Sad End of Policarpo Quaresma”, published in its entirety in 1915, is one of the greatest classics in Brazilian literature. With easy-to-understand writing and a satirical atmosphere, the book tells the story of Policarpo Quaresma, a dreamer and a nationalist who does everything for what he believes to be the best for Brazil, his […]Read More

Culture

Caldas Novas

Caldas Novas is a touristic city in the state of Goiás, most known for its thermal pools and water parks. This place in Brazilian central-west region has the biggest hydrothermal source in the world, which makes it an exceptional place to visit. The hot water, present in the pools, is a result of the water […]Read More

Culture

The Most Famous Brazilian Movies that You Should Watch

Brazil’s cinema industry is intensely underestimated even among its own population and it should not be, since many amazing movies and filmmakers come from Brazilian territory. Regardless of it not being as popular as it should be, there are some movies that are well-known and loved across the country and even internationally in many different […]Read More

Society

The Corona Crisis Around the World: A Year On

A little over a year ago, it would have been almost impossible to predict that the world was on the brink of a pandemic. To date over 2.5 million people have lost their lives to Covid-19, the new virus, and it has drastically affected the lives of even those who haven’t caught it. It has […]Read More

Society

The Inequality of Brazilian Education

Brazil is the seventh most unequal country in the world, according to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The socioeconomic inequality in the country is structural and affects many aspects of the population’s lives, but mostly the education. If someone is starving, how can they be able to learn? While the rich can afford the […]Read More

Society

Segregation of Disabled People in Brazilian Education

The month of September is used to remind people about the importance of social inclusion of disabled people. In 2020, during the month that was supposedly to celebrate the lives of people with disabilities and their opportunity to integrate more into the society, the president of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro announced that now parents could choose […]Read More

Culture

The Sexualisation of Brazilian Women

The female body has being a target of sexualisation around the globe since forever, especially in media. Half a decade ago, it was not difficult to find even food advertisments objectifying women in an extreme way.    Even though things have changed, does it really mean that all women worldwide have stopped being treated as an […]Read More

Art

Rock Music In Brazil

Rock music is one of the most beloved genres in the whole world, passing through generations as an expression of love, sadness, rage or even rebellion. Luckily, I grew up listening to some fantastic Brazilian rock artists that transformed the national scene and, in some way, my life as well. Unfortunately, Rock and Roll is […]Read More

History

Barra do Garças

When someone thinks about Brazil’s touristic points, the only thing that comes to mind is Rio de Janeiro. But the country has more to offer than just that: the city of Barra do Garças is a little lost paradise in Mato Grosso, being on border with the state of Goiás. The city is beautiful, cozy […]Read More

Society

The Social Rise of People with Down Syndrome in Brazil

Down syndrome (or Down’s syndrome) is caused by the trisomy of the 21st chromosome, meaning that the people with this condition have extra genetic material.  So instead of having 46 chromosomes, which is the usual, a person with Down syndrome has 47 chromosomes. In this way, the chromosomal difference generally causes learning delays, but that […]Read More