In the end, most Brazilians saw the Rio Olympics as a waste of money well worth it for bringing the country a measure of hope and joy -- none greater than winning the first gold medal in man's soccer to complete the nation's unsurpassed record of achievement in the world's most popular sport.
amphitheatre of vines at Casa Valduga in Vale dos Vinhedos I'm thrilled the Olympic Games in Rio went so well, exceeding expectations. I ...
Yes, the Olympic Games might have left a legacy. But as soon as we woke up on Monday, August 22, it was clear that there is still a lot to be done.
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.
This week, Latino USA takes a look at topics related to Brazilians and Brazilian-Americans. Over 300,000 Brazilian-Americans live in the U.S. Bu...
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)
Ryan Lochte is a FRAUD. This 32...
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.