Home Brazzil Magazine - Since 1989 trying to understand Brazil http://www.brazzil.com/component/content/frontpage.html Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:42:26 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb An American Ponders Soccer: The Improvisation of the Game Makes Brazil Excel at It. http://www.brazzil.com/component/content/article/273-august-2014/10667-an-american-ponders-soccer-the-improvisation-of-the-game-makes-brazil-excel-at-it-.html http://www.brazzil.com/component/content/article/273-august-2014/10667-an-american-ponders-soccer-the-improvisation-of-the-game-makes-brazil-excel-at-it-.html Brazilian soccer player Neymar It's difficult for Americans to understand how important soccer is in Brazil. The US has never gotten beyond a semifinal in the World Cup, and that was in 1930. Americans aren't very good at soccer, although in the last few years the women's team has changed that perception, ranking first in the world.

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rodney@brazzil.com (B. Michael Rubin) frontpage Sun, 24 Aug 2014 20:14:33 +0000
It Happened in Brazil: A Good Deed Is a Reward in Itself http://www.brazzil.com/component/content/article/272-july-2014/10665-it-happened-in-brazil-a-good-deed-is-a-reward-in-itself.html http://www.brazzil.com/component/content/article/272-july-2014/10665-it-happened-in-brazil-a-good-deed-is-a-reward-in-itself.html Father and daughter March 9, 1999 is a day which I will remember forever. That day I had a huge thrill, one of the biggest and most rewarding of my life. Explaining the facts: on November 24, 1998, I received an email from a young woman called Martha Elva Motta, 24, a former member of the U.S. Air Force, living in San Antonio, Texas.

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rodney@brazzil.com (Hélio Shimada) frontpage Mon, 28 Jul 2014 01:11:14 +0000
Brazil Cautiously Dances with China While Seeing It as a Rival for Leadership in LatAm http://www.brazzil.com/component/content/article/272-july-2014/10664-brazil-cautiously-dances-with-china-while-seeing-it-as-a-rival-for-leadership-in-latam.html http://www.brazzil.com/component/content/article/272-july-2014/10664-brazil-cautiously-dances-with-china-while-seeing-it-as-a-rival-for-leadership-in-latam.html The growing influence of China in Latin America>After the BRICS summit and a visit to Brazil, China's President Xi Jinping is embarking on a tour of Argentina, Venezuela and Cuba in a bid to boost ties and gain clout in the region, as analyst Victor Mijares tells Deutsch Welle.

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rodney@brazzil.com (Newsroom) frontpage Mon, 21 Jul 2014 03:58:48 +0000
Land of Football No More, Brazil Needs to Reinvent Itself http://www.brazzil.com/component/content/article/272-july-2014/10663-land-of-football-no-more-brazil-needs-to-reinvent-itself.html http://www.brazzil.com/component/content/article/272-july-2014/10663-land-of-football-no-more-brazil-needs-to-reinvent-itself.html Brazilians identify country with football The largest country in Latin America, most commonly known for its vibrant soccer, left 200 million citizens shocked after its loss in the match against Germany in the World Cup's semifinal. There were seven goals scored by the Germans against the Brazilians' one goal. Yes, it was a historical World Cup loss. But the question is: So what?

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rodney@brazzil.com (Juliana Moraes-Pinheiro) frontpage Fri, 18 Jul 2014 02:06:56 +0000
A Soccer Fable: The Day the World Found Out Brazil Has No Clothes http://www.brazzil.com/component/content/article/272-july-2014/10662-a-soccer-fable-the-day-the-world-found-out-brazil-has-no-clothes.html http://www.brazzil.com/component/content/article/272-july-2014/10662-a-soccer-fable-the-day-the-world-found-out-brazil-has-no-clothes.html Brazil's Júlio César and David LuizThe other day at work someone asked me, "Hey, Joe, who's it going to be, Brazil or Germany?" The answer came loud and clear: "My head tells me Germany, but my heart says Brazil." The heart spoke plainly, but I should have listened to my head.

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rodney@brazzil.com (Joe Lopes) frontpage Sun, 13 Jul 2014 01:01:34 +0000
Brazil May Have the Answers to Many Global Ecological and Social Ills http://www.brazzil.com/component/content/article/272-july-2014/10661-brazil-may-have-the-answers-to-many-global-ecological-and-social-ills.html http://www.brazzil.com/component/content/article/272-july-2014/10661-brazil-may-have-the-answers-to-many-global-ecological-and-social-ills.html Curitiba, an example to the world Brazil is a fantastic country, in an amazing part of the world. For many years I have been intrigued by this corner of the world; not just Brazil, but the entire Latin American sub continent. Back in Ireland during the "tiger years", those few of us who cared about what were then still "unpopular" issues like the environment, social justice and the idea of pursuing a sane economic model that wouldn't cost the earth, we looked toward what was going on here and drew inspiration.

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rodney@brazzil.com (Duncan Crowley) frontpage Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:39:19 +0000
Despite Cardoso's Stability and Lula's Social Agenda Brazil Still Waits for a Real Reform http://www.brazzil.com/component/content/article/272-july-2014/10660-despite-cardosos-stability-and-lulas-social-agenda-brazil-still-waits-for-a-real-reform.html http://www.brazzil.com/component/content/article/272-july-2014/10660-despite-cardosos-stability-and-lulas-social-agenda-brazil-still-waits-for-a-real-reform.html Presidents Lula and Cardoso This World Cup definitely feels very different to its predecessors. One sign of this is the streets of Rio de Janeiro. In the past, this competition has always been a big party for we Brazilians. People painted the streets with green and yellow decorations, the country's flag was spread all over the city, and many people wore the national team's shirt. In the days before the competition, a walk in Rio revealed a completely different mood, far more subdued.

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rodney@brazzil.com (Arthur Ituassu) frontpage Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:26:28 +0000
Brazil's 3-1 Win Over Croatia Wasn't a Good Start. Just a Bad Omen http://www.brazzil.com/component/content/article/271-june-2014/10659-brazils-3-1-win-over-croatia-wasnt-a-good-start-just-a-bad-omen.html http://www.brazzil.com/component/content/article/271-june-2014/10659-brazils-3-1-win-over-croatia-wasnt-a-good-start-just-a-bad-omen.html Brazil's Marcelo, author of the own goal against Brazil Well, we're off to the races! This has turned out to be a season of disappointments and unmet expectations. Last weekend, we witnessed the demise of a possible Triple Crown winner - the first since 1978 - as heavily favored California Chrome turned out to have lead weight in his hooves in a losing bid to capture the Belmont Stakes in New York.

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rodney@brazzil.com (Joe Lopes) frontpage Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:05:25 +0000
The World Cup Games Won't Stop the Street Protests in Brazil http://www.brazzil.com/component/content/article/271-june-2014/10658-the-world-cup-games-wont-stop-the-street-protests-in-brazil.html http://www.brazzil.com/component/content/article/271-june-2014/10658-the-world-cup-games-wont-stop-the-street-protests-in-brazil.html Brazilians protesting the World Cup Brazil went through a roller coaster in June of 2013. Thousands of people overflowed onto the streets of hundreds of cities throughout the country in protest against the bad conditions of the public education, security and health systems. All levels of government were targeted and some national, state e municipal buildings were depredated by enraged people who tried to invade them.

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rodney@brazzil.com (Flávio José Rocha) frontpage Thu, 12 Jun 2014 06:58:35 +0000
World Cup: On Behalf of 201 Million Brazilians, I Welcome All Visitors http://www.brazzil.com/component/content/article/271-june-2014/10657-world-cup-on-behalf-of-201-million-brazilians-i-welcome-all-visitors-.html http://www.brazzil.com/component/content/article/271-june-2014/10657-world-cup-on-behalf-of-201-million-brazilians-i-welcome-all-visitors-.html Brazilian president, Dilma RousseffStarting this Thursday, the eyes and hearts of the world will all be turned to Brazil. Thirty-two national teams representing the best in football in the world will all be vying for the World Cup, the event that, every four years, makes us all football fans.

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rodney@brazzil.com (Dilma Rousseff) frontpage Tue, 10 Jun 2014 21:20:06 +0000