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Powerful new technologies to improve urban services

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 10.27.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

By Adèle Charbonneau "Smart" thinking - introducing technologies to improve urban life - is increasingly being touted as a way to tackle existing is...

Moving Photos Look Back At How Brazil's Youth Fought To Save Their Schools

Rafael Nardini | Sara Elkamel | Posted 10.14.2016 | World

The Sao Paulo state government unceremoniously announced in October 2015 that dozens of schools would be closed by 2016 as part of a “reorganization...

Man Homeless For 35 Years Reunites With His Family, Thanks To A Stranger's Kindness

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 08.20.2016 | OWN

For nearly 35 years, Raimundo Arruda Sobrinho was homeless, living on the streets of Sao Paulo, Brazil. He mostly kept to himself, writing poetry from...

F1 Boss's Mother-In Law Reportedly Kidnapped In Brazil

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 07.26.2016 | Sports

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The mother-in-law of Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone has been kidnapped in Sao Paulo and criminals are demanding 120 million...

This Project Is Committed To Reducing Food Waste In São Paulo

HuffPost Brazil | Sara Elkamel | Posted 07.08.2016 | Impact

Brazil is among the world’s 10 biggest food wasters ― a staggering 30 percent of all the fruits and vegetables harvested in the country are discar...

Baobab Flowers: Connecting Black Women Educators in São Paulo and Philadelphia

Kumera Genet | Posted 07.01.2016 | Black Voices
Kumera Genet

I recently spoke with Gabriela Watson Aurazo about her upcoming film project Baobab Flowers.

Safer cities for all

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.28.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

By Adèle Charbonneau Target 11.7 of the SDG on cities aims to "provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, ...

Starting Over In Brazil, This Syrian Refugee Opened A Restaurant In Sao Paulo

Vinícius Andrade | Posted 06.23.2016 | World
Vinícius Andrade

Hamwia feels optimistic and hopeful about his life in Brazil. "One day -- I don't know when -- I will become a Brazilian citizen. And I want my country to be number one."

Innovative bottom-up solutions to tackle urban poverty

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.18.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

By Adèle Charbonneau Cities around the world have been experimenting participatory processes - in peace building, mapping, and ensuring women's safe...

Uber Brings Gridlocked Commuters In Sao Paulo Another Option: Helicopters

reuters | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.04.2017 | Business

For commuters who imagine soaring above Sao Paulo's notorious traffic jams, ride-hailing app Uber is offering to make that daydream a reality, startin...

Stunning Murals Energize The Streets In This São Paulo Neighborhood

HuffPost Brazil | Sara Elkamel | Posted 03.29.2016 | World

The colorful murals on the walls of Grajaú, the most populous district in São Paulo, speak to a vibrant graffiti movement. Credit belongs in part to...

Gigantic Yellow Ducks Drafted In To Protest Against Brazil's President

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 03.20.2016 | World

SÃO PAULO, March 20 (Reuters) -- If any symbol captures the anger of rich and upper-middle class Brazilians who have taken to the streets to protest ...

Beyond Zika, Dilma and All That

Simon Watson | Posted 03.15.2016 | Arts
Simon Watson

As someone who maintains a home base in São Paulo, everywhere I was asked for my perspective on South America's current outlook and the Latin American art scene.

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 Paulo. Th...

In Brazil, Democracy Is At Risk

João Estrella de Bettencourt | Posted 12.07.2016 | 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 a...

#FirstHarassment Proves That Sexism Is Without Borders

Juliana de Faria | Posted 11.13.2016 | 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 10.06.2016 | 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," s...

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

Shoshanna Howard | Posted 09.22.2016 | 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 09.05.2016 | 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 08.07.2016 | 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 07.06.2016 | 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 07.02.2016 | 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.