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My Experience Drinking Ayahuasca With American War Veterans

Bia Labate | Posted 01.15.2016 | Politics
Bia Labate

At 44, I am re-considering my disdain for the U.S. That is perhaps why I was open to accept an invitation to participate in an "all veterans" ayahuasca Peruvian-vegetalismo style ceremony.

#SouMinasGerais: The Arts Benefit Mining Tragedy Victims in Brazil

Stephen Grant | Posted 12.23.2015 | World
Stephen Grant

Singer Mariana Aydar at the#SouMinasGerais charity event. Photo by Stephen J. Grant. Artists in Brazil are taking action to raise funds for recovery...

It's Complicated: Clarice Lispector and Elizabeth Bishop's fraught relationship

Poetry Foundation | Posted 12.07.2015 | Books
Poetry Foundation

By Alexandra Pechman In 1963, Elizabeth Bishop unwittingly provided the Brazilian fiction writer Clarice Lispector with an ideal blurb: "I think she ...

Attending Refugees in Global South Cities

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

By Adèle Charbonneau According to current estimates, as many as almost seven-million refugees and asylum seekers are living in cities, potentially...

Fighting Inequality by Addressing Urban Violence

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Crime, inequality, and urban poverty are highly intertwined. Crime patterns can be both symptoms and drivers of inequality. Informal settlements often epitomize the hot spots of urban violence.

This Brazilian Street Artist Is Using Art to Inspire São Paulo

Stephen Grant | Posted 08.28.2015 | Arts
Stephen Grant

Chances are you have passed by one of Eduardo Kobra's street art murals. His kaleidoscope style images have transformed city walls and sidewalks across the globe into colorful sights that pay homage to some of the world's most influential figures like Martin Luther King Jr. and Dalai Lama.

19 People Shot Dead In São Paulo 'Massacre'

Associated Press | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 08.15.2015 | Latino Voices

At least 19 people were shot to death within the span of about three hours in Brazil's biggest metropolitan area, law enforcement officials said Frid...

The Brazilian Soccer Experience I Needed to Have

Stephen Grant | Posted 05.06.2015 | Travel
Stephen Grant

I don't know much about sports, but my neighbor's enthusiasm was intriguing. Suddenly, this moment talking about something I am completely out of touch with turned into a cultural rush. Doing it in Portuguese made it feel even better.

From the Streets to the Galleries, Art Is Thriving in São Paulo

Stephen Grant | Posted 05.05.2015 | Arts
Stephen Grant

The city of São Paulo in Brazil is home to hundreds of museums and galleries. Browsing through neighborhoods such as Pinheiros, Jardim Paulista, or my favorite Vila Madalena, you are sure to find a space that meets your cultural desires.

The Hottest Looks From Plus Size Fashion Weekend In São Paulo

Stephen Grant | Posted 04.05.2015 | Style
Stephen Grant

Plus Size Fashion Weekend in São Paulo was all about that bass! Fashion enthusiasts gathered at the Frei Caneca Convention Center to watch models hit the runway wearing winter 2015 looks by top designers of Brazil.

Stray Bullets Are No Accident

Robert Muggah | Posted 04.04.2015 | World
Robert Muggah

Brazil's current approach to dealing with stray bullets borders on negligence. Supposedly random shootings are treated as collateral damage -- an unavoidable outcome of a tough on crime approach. If this gun-violence epidemic is to be reversed, urgent steps must be taken.

Saying Goodbye to Your Country

Stephen Grant | Posted 12.27.2014 | Travel
Stephen Grant

When we bought the flight tickets that's when the reality set in. While I am thrilled to begin a new life, in a new country, and explore my partner's culture even deeper, I am starting to realize all of the things I will miss. I have been here my whole life.

ASSISTA: Sssssucuri atravesssssssa rua no centro de Manausssssss

Brasil Post | Cleber Facchi | Posted 10.02.2014 | Training

Imagine acordar cedo, ligar o carro ou pegar a bicicleta para trabalhar e, no meio do caminho você se depara com a cena do vídeo acima: uma cobra su...

ASSISTA: Sssssucuri atravesssssssa rua no centro de Manausssssss

Brasil Post | Cleber Facchi | Posted 10.02.2014 | Training

Imagine acordar cedo, ligar o carro ou pegar a bicicleta para trabalhar e, no meio do caminho você se depara com a cena do vídeo acima: uma cobra su...

ASSISTA: Sssssucuri atravesssssssa rua no centro de Manausssssss

Brasil Post | Cleber Facchi | Posted 10.02.2014 | Training

Imagine acordar cedo, ligar o carro ou pegar a bicicleta para trabalhar e, no meio do caminho você se depara com a cena do vídeo acima: uma cobra su...

Amistoso Brasil x Sérvia: Fred salva Seleção do vexame total

Posted 10.02.2014 | Training

Os gritos de "Luis Fabiano" ecoavam na arquibancada. A torcida, impaciente, lembrava do nome do camisa 9 na última Copa do Mundo, criticando a atuaç...

The Beauty Of Scandinavia's Street Art Culture

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 09.25.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

It isn't just Nuart any more. Scandinavia is taking their mural festivals seriously thanks to buoyant economies, arts programming support, and a gr...

Why I am Rooting for Brasil

Mandeep Singh | Posted 09.07.2014 | World
Mandeep Singh

Brasil winning the World Cup could be a small moment of reconciliation for the nation's struggle, potentially helping to heal the wounds of what is lost.

World Cup Photo Diary: My Day in Lapa

Raul de Molina | Posted 07.04.2014 | Latino Voices
Raul de Molina

Yesterday morning I spent the majority of the day in the Lapa neighborhood of Rio with George Otero, a well-known plastic surgeon from Brazil who prac...

The Wild Animal Kingdom Of Street Artist ROA

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 07.02.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

New Images from Brazil, The Gambia, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Rome We check in today with the ever evolving itinerary of the singularly nomadi...

A Timely Bunch of Heroes: Why Our World Cup Men Are So Important Right Now

Bill_Robinson | Posted 08.31.2014 | World
Bill_Robinson

Almost nobody thinks the USA can win the World Cup. And if they were eliminated tomorrow, our American team has already exceeded everybodies' expectations. But what if they did?

5 Things to Channel Your Rio Style

Fathom | Posted 08.25.2014 | Travel
Fathom

Seriously: Rio makes L.A. look uptight. Come prepared to bare it all. This isn't a town that likes to cover up. This means you should leave your inhibitions home, too.

Amid Backdrop Of World Cup, New Homeless Camp With 800 Residents Reveals Stark Inequality

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact

If you haven't heard, some Brazilians are not happy about the World Cup in their own backyard. The host country has spent an estimated $11.3 billio...

Before You Head Over To Brazil: 2014 World Cup, Samba and Sergio!

Marlon Regis | Posted 08.10.2014 | Travel
Marlon Regis

Over 200,000 people from the United States alone, will be traveling to Brazil this summer for the FIFA 2014 World Cup, while another quarter-million...

Cinco de Mayo: A Different Take

Khanh Ho | Posted 07.06.2014 | Impact
Khanh Ho

Most people just don't know what Cinco de Mayo is about, beyond the fact that it is an excuse to guzzle tequila. They do not know that the event commemorates an heroic battle for the city of Puebla. Not Mexican Independence Day.