While Ryan Lochte is an easy target, his actions are emblematic of a larger colonial mindset that has a long history of "white privilege" and upholding systems that support Anglo-conformity and the blanquemiento (whitening) of American society.
Barcelona star Neymar led Brazil to its first ever Olympic gold medal in soccer by means of a penalty kick victory over Germany at the Maracana Stadium on Saturday afternoon after the game was tied 1-1 at the end of regulation time.
There is plenty of racism and prejudice in Brazil, and some people are even dying because of it. But we're still a diverse society that brings together people from different races, sexes and religions.
Snacking on mixed nuts while watching the Rio Olympics got me thinking about both Brazil and nuts (naturally). So I decided to look into the nut that bears the South American country's name. Turns out the Brazil nut is not actually a nut, and more of them are harvested in Bolivia than Brazil. Actually, there's a lot about Brazil nuts that's, well, kinda nuts.
Skepticism about the Olympics is part of an arduous and often frustrating process towards more political engagement and an ever more vibrant democracy, requiring stakeholders to rethink the way to organize political life in Brazil.
In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Nice and elsewhere in the country, several towns along the sunny beaches in the south of France where a scantily clad Brigitte Bardot once frolicked have banned the burkini. This ban on covering up reveals not only a cleavage between conservative Islamic norms and the liberal West, but between the concepts of secularism within the West itself as well. (continued)
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Up until yesterday, stories differed on what exactly happened but one thing became abundantly clear from the frat boy antics, Ryan Lochte is a douchebag.
With the Olympics in full swing, we continue to highlight the remarkable environmental aspects of Rio de Janeiro or Cidade Maravilhosa (the Marvelous City) that may be lost amid the negative media attention the city has received leading up to the games
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Before the Olympic Games would become the most-watched sporting event around the world, broadcast in 220 countries, and bringing in an average of 950 million dollars in revenue... The Olympics were an event pulled out of the history books at the turn of the century, meant to bring the nations of the world together in a spirit of healthy competition and camaraderie.
Chocolate fudge truffles, brigadeiros, are the perfect Brazilian snack or dessert for Olympics season, 2016. Mariana Vieira, owner of Brigadeiros Bakery in Soho, NY, says that she has seen an uptick in orders since the Rio Olympics opened.
In July, I've received an invitation to be the speaker as part of State-sponsored U.S. Speaker Program on Entrepreneurship -TechHubs which quickly put me in the "Ambassador of Entrepreneurship" mindset
What legacy will Brazil leave behind? As the host of the most important sporting event in the world, will it promote solidarity, cooperation, and peace?
The modern Olympics have become a global platform through which countries project their image to the rest of the world. They have become a prism that refracts geopolitical and geocultural realities and aspirations. (continued)
Avelino Mendes wants the world to know that having an LGBT son or daughter might just be the greatest joy in the world. When Avelino Mendes's eldes...