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Porto Alegre

The Brazilian Capital Of Public Nudity

BrasilPost | Thiago de Araújo | Posted 11.17.2014 | Weird News

The Brazilian city of Porto Alegre has recorded at least three cases in a month of people going into the streets the same way they came into the world...

Castanha: One Brazilian Beauty to Watch in NYC

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.22.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Brazilian cinema for me always possesses a dream-like quality that is punctuated by the grittiness of everyday life. Castanha is no exception, but it does add another layer to the puzzle.

These 'Happy' Parodies Capture All The Angst And Joy Of Hosting The World Cup

Posted 04.01.2014 | World

While plenty of soccer fans are excited for Brazil to stage the World Cup in less than three months, not everyone in one host city is happy about the ...

Participatory Budgeting Lets Citizens Experiment With Economic Democracy

Michelle Chen | Posted 06.16.2012 | Politics
Michelle Chen

Who'd have thought that voting to add trash cans on the street or renovate public housing could be a democratic milestone?

Capitalism's Woes Cheered At World Social Forum

AP | ALAN CLENDENNING | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil — Leftists in Brazil for a week of protests against capitalism denounced corporate greed on the second day of the World Soc...