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WHO Director-General: Zika Virus 'Spreading Explosively'

AP | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.28.2016 | World

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Graffiti Is Changing The Reality Of A Housing Project In West São Paulo

HuffPost Brazil | Sara Elkamel | Posted 12.29.2015 | World

A rainbow and a black flag feature in the top portion of a mural that covers one entire side of a building in a housing project in west São Pa...

In Brazil, Democracy Is At Risk

João Estrella de Bettencourt | Posted 12.07.2015 | World
João Estrella de Bettencourt

It doesn't matter what one thinks of the PT's government or of Dilma. They might be some of the most hated people in the universe. No serious democracy is sustainable when it's possible to remove the president from office like this.

Brazilian Police Hunt Bad Santa Who Stole Helicopter

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 11.29.2015 | Crime

RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Brazilian police are hunting for a Sao Paulo Santa Claus who kicked off the Christmas shopping season by stealing ...

#FirstHarassment Proves That Sexism Is Without Borders

Juliana de Faria | Posted 11.16.2015 | Latino Voices
Juliana de Faria

Sexism has no borders. It happens regardless of skin color, religion, ethnicity, age, or physical condition.

Let the Location Choose You

AK Turner | Posted 10.06.2015 | Travel
AK Turner

In reality, we rarely choose the locations of our travels, and many people who embrace the vagabonding and digital nomad movements will tell you the same. It's less about traveling to the destination of your choice and more about seeing where the world takes you.

Syrian Refugees Living In Brazil Reflect On Their Hopes And Challenges

HuffPost Brazil | Gabriela Bazzo | Posted 09.23.2015 | World

Two years ago, 19-year-old Aziza Violin left Syria, where she lived with her father, mother and sisters. "The war made it impossible to stay there...

If Syria's War Started With Water, What Should California and São Paulo Do?

Shoshanna Howard | Posted 09.22.2015 | Green
Shoshanna Howard

When considering the timeline of events in Syria, it is quite possible that what is happening can be linked back to one important factor -- access to fresh water.

With Mera and Don Rubell in Brazil

Simon Watson | Posted 09.05.2015 | Arts
Simon Watson

IT WAS A thrill last April to spend time in São Paulo with legendary art collectors Mera and Don Rubell, who were in town for the SP-Arte art fair. Together, we explored the fair and visited the studios of dozens of hot-and-happening artists.

Female Professional Welder Heading to 2015 World Skills Competition for Manufacturing Team Challenge

Natalie Kalin | Posted 08.07.2015 | College
Natalie Kalin

At twenty-one years old, Erica Heckman is already breaking stereotypes by being among the five percent of American professional welders that are female.

This Golden Retriever Snuggling With His Bird And Hamster Besties Proves Love Knows No Species

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 07.07.2015 | Good News

A golden retriever walks into a room with eight birds and one hamster. What happens next? This scene sounds like it’s setting up some silly punch...

Mist of the Earth: A Stunning Exhibition of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest Region

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 07.10.2015 | Arts
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

It was during a visit to São Paulo that a budding acquaintance with Denise Milan was spawned. I was drawn to her work and a world of discovery that she presented to me through her stone constructs and the multilayered tableaus that resonated throughout her installations.

Most Travelers Don't Know That These 6 Hotel Upgrades Are Actually Worth the Cost

Oyster | Posted 07.02.2015 | Travel

A real deal can be found in the occasional gem of an upgrade. We plugged in August dates and found six hotel rooms where the upgrade from one room type to the one directly above it is well worth the indulgence.

A World Scrambling Forward

Simon Watson | Posted 05.06.2015 | Arts
Simon Watson

In the last two months, I've spent time not just in New York but in two other megacities that, while a hemisphere apart, are actually quite similar in "ecocultural" terms, São Paulo and Cairo.

Formally Mapping Informality

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.22.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

One of the most valuable results of mapping informal settlements is highlighting that many self-built houses in the settlements are just as old as the city's first skyscrapers.

Water, Water Everywhere, but Not a Drop to Drink

Peter Neill | Posted 05.31.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

Why and how did my water source run dry? What could I do about it? Would I too need to import water? Melt snow? Go without? Move away? Like São Paulo, I considered myself "water-rich" with a seemingly inexhaustible supply. Suddenly, it was not so. What to do?


Kathy Kelly | Posted 05.20.2015 | World
Kathy Kelly

In 2008, Prof. Yang returned to Jeju island, having left a rewarding life as a famed artist and film critic in the capital, Seoul, to join protests against construction of a planned naval base on the shores of Gangjeong, a village in Jeju Island.

Three Key Lessons From São Paulo's Water Crisis

Mark Tercek | Posted 05.19.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

Solving São Paulo's water crisis will require drastic short-term actions. But for other cities in which growth is out of sync with water supplies, one relatively simple strategy can go a long way toward avoiding a similar crisis: employing nature as an ally. Cities that invest in protecting their watersheds can achieve three goals.

Planning with Water (Part 5)

Peter Neill | Posted 05.17.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

What will it take to meet the challenges of our global environmental disconnection and natural resource abuse? Will we wait until it's too late, for the loss of what nature provides, for the crisis in health and welfare, for war and anarchy to make it 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.

Amazon Deforestation May Be The Cause Of Brazil Drought

AP | BRAD BROOKS and ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON | Posted 02.04.2015 | Green

SAO PAULO (AP) — Vera Lucia de Oliveira looks to the sky, hoping for any sign of rain. For weeks, the taps in her home have run dry a...

Driver In Brazil Runs Over 15 People Leaving Church

AP | Posted 11.10.2014 | World

SAO PAULO (AP) — Police in Brazil's biggest city say a driver lost control of his car and ran over 15 people standing on a sidewalk after leaving a ...

Biggest Brazil City Desperate For Water In Drought

AP | By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON | Posted 01.07.2015 | Green

ITU, Brazil (AP) — It's been nearly a month since Diomar Pereira has had running water at his home in Itu, a commuter city outside Sao Paulo that is...

Sao Paulo Water Supply At Risk In Extreme Drought

AP | Posted 12.11.2014 | World

SAO PAULO (AP) — The governor of Sao Paulo says he's asking Brazilian federal officials for permission to again engage in emergency pumping of water...

The UN wants sustainable urban development, but what does that look like?

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 12.03.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

From the shortlist of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) the United Nations is considering, one goal calls for "inclusive, safe, resilient and susta...