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...
While the world's eyes are trained on the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, I thought I'd acquaint you with one of Brazil's most delectable grilled meats: picanha.
We want to hear what you have to say about the Rio 2016 Olympics and the politics and stories surrounding the Games that you feel passionate about.
It sounds like something out of Hollywood. Indeed, it was made into a Brazilian movie in 1997 with Alan Arkin (in his pre-Argo days). Charles Burke Elbrick, U.S. Ambassador to Brazil, was kidnapped and held for four days in September 1969.
The Rio 2016 Olympics are in full swing, and we've already had plenty of beautiful moments worth celebrating. These heartwarming moments are proof tha...
Let's cut to the chase: Pelé's country is now Marta's country. It makes no sense to ignore the willpower and brilliance of our women athletes.
Despite all the negative media and attitudes, Rio's Olympic Opening Ceremony provided a peek into one of the many reasons the Cidade Maravilhosa gets its name and an impressive environmental trait that not many other cities can claim.
Brazilian cuisine falls pretty perfectly in the middle of the health-hedonism spectrum.
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"I'm going like this" is an expression that takes long to become a reality for a black woman. "I'm going like this" requires confidence, self-esteem, attitude; it requires everything they taught us not to have.
On July 25, 43 Democratic members of the US House of Representatives wrote to Secretary of State Kerry. The letter began: We write to express our dee...
For this American viewer, I am sick of all the pretending and posing, the fake endorsements, the irresponsible lying. I'm sick of our games and I'm sick of the games there.
Of course, the benefits of expanding access to voluntary, rights-based family planning extend beyond Zika. When women and girls can take charge of their reproductive health, it yields exponential gains -- improving their lives as well as the health, productivity, and prosperity of their families and communities.
This isn't a team about winning medals. No, it's about representing the spirit of the games for those who have no country to play or cheer for otherwise. This is about equal opportunity.
We can wake ourselves up by increasing our oxygen level by breathing deeply. Or conversely, we can put ourselves to sleep with a kind of meditation of shallow breathing, and repeating silently the words to the rhythmic "in" and "out" like a mantra.