I just want to let you know how upset and disgusted
I got when I received your June issue and saw and read the article on
Love, Sex and Prostitution. I have been receiving this magazine for a
couple of years now and never in that time have I read anything so
disgusting and perverted. I felt I was reading an X-rated story, words
and description that were used were just too much.
I was also very embarrassed because I paid to
have this magazine sent to a friend who grew up in Brazil and has been
living in the States for quite sometime now, and I found out this was
the first magazine she got. I myself have lived in Brazil for a couple
of years and find that there is so much more for the US public to know
about Brazil than sex and prostitution and its availability. If this is
what you want the US public to know about your wonderful country, then
I am very disappointed in your choices for stories. I will continue to
read your magazine, though, because I want to stay in tune with Brazil.
Here’s my beef
Dear, Brazzil: Like the new name. Glad you
haven’t changed the subscription rate, as it’s time for me to renew. $3
check enclosed. I have only one complaint. I realize that as
black-and-white only you feel compelled to make it as graphically
interesting as possible with such a limitation. However, I find it hard
on my eyes and quite a turnoff when I have to read an article which is
printed white type on black background. Also gray/screened backgrounds
are almost as annoying. I like your irreverent style though.
What’s in a name
Congratulations on your name and look! Much more snazzzzy and modern.
David de Hilster
Long Beach, California
Color and speed
I would like to thank you for bringing me Brazzil
every month. I read every issue from cover to cover! I hope one day to
see the magazine in a color format. I’m sure the change would make
Brazzil an even bigger success. I would like to see more
sports coverage, namely auto racing, surfing and soccer. Brazilians are making a lot of progress in these areas.
In auto racing we had the legendary Ayrton
Senna and currently have André Ribeiro, Émerson Fittipaldi, Christian
Fittipaldi, Roberto Moreno and Gil de Ferran. In surfing we have Victor
Ribas, Renan Rocha, Fábio Gouveia, Jojo Olivenca, Guilherme Herdy,
Peterson Rosa, and Renato Wanderley. Of course Brazil will always be
known for its soccer champions. If anyone shares an interest in surfing
I would enjoy corresponding with them.
Box 333, Dorm. 77-C-261
Raiford, Florida 32083
A place in Washington
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UK eyes on us
We are producing a CD-ROM for UK schools with fun
web sites with educational value. There are still a lot of schools
which are not on the Net in the UK. This will enable pupils to get a
taste of what they can find on the WWW and will provide ideas on how to
create their own pages. We are particularly interested in your site and
would be pleased if you could E-mail your permission for using your
material. We will be including 500 of the best sites in the world.
From the heart
We want to share your magazine with more of our Brazilian friends. They aren’t familiar with it and it will be a nice surprise
for them, so this is a gift from us (we’ve done this before with other friends and they’re very happy). We are sure they will
continue with the subscription because all of us have
saudade. You bring a little bit of Brazil to our hearts and that is greatly appreciated.
Here is a check for their first exciting year in the world of
Felipe & Dirlene Sanchez
Garden Grove, California
I really enjoy your magazine. I grew up in Brazil and deeply love the country. Getting you magazine in the mail every month
is like getting a present from Brazil. I’m moving for the summer, so to continue receiving
Brazzil I’m changing my address.
Curtis M. Romey
Bustling with Brazilians
Your publication is still the best that I have found
in the US. The Brazilian population and activity has really picked up
in Miami in the past few years. Florida’s greatest trade partner is now
Brazil. We are planning on a New Vision II festival for November. There
is a wonderful line up of Brazilian artists. Let us know if you can get
out here to cover it.
Mary Luft, Director
Our “That’s Brazilian” has it
I was happy to see the article on the national drink in the July issue. But I was kind of hoping you might give information
on how one can buy/order cachaça in the States. I live in Phoenix, Arizona and haven’t found it anywhere
here. Socorro! (Help!)
Mary Anne Critz
I’ve been living in Sweden for four years now. Since last year when I got the first
Brazzil (it was called News from
Brazil) I wanted to write something. I teach Portuguese at Folk University in Gothemburg.
Last year I worked as team attaché to Brazil
and met our Brazilian athletes. I want to send Robson da Silva, Zeca
Barbosa, Joaquim Cruz, Édson de Oliveira and all the others who live in
the US my best regards and wish them big luck in Atlanta. A special hug
to my friend Kenji Hughes who subscribes the magazine for me.