About Us







Leila Monteiro Lins

Founder & CEO

Leila Monteiro Lins has more than 25 years of experience in  journalism and marketing, including media relations, event planning and the  development of communication strategies.

Leila has worked in an advertising agency, mainstream media  (magazines, newspapers, television and radio) and different industry sectors, before opening her own agency.

LML Communication and Marketing was created in 1996 in Brazil.  Among LML’s many achievements was the development and launch of the city of
Pedro Leopoldo’s communication department.

In 1997, Leila served as special events and promotions  vice-director of the Brazilian Communication Fellowship (Aberje Minas), a  non-profit association that stimulates the interchange of information and  promotes social communication through event marketing.

In February 2000, Leila re-located to Canada seeking new  challenges. As she establishes herself, Leila works as a consultant, writer and  on-air commentator.

A new branch of LML Communication and Marketing was created in the  city of Toronto in 2004  and in that same year Leila was invited by CBC-Radio Canada International to be  their correspondent.

Since 2008, Leila has been working as a Marketing director of the  Brazilian Association in Ontario, Canada (Group Brasil). She has been responsible  for the implementation of marketing, communication and media strategies and has  assisted the Board members in the delivery of agency programs, and events.

In April 2010, LML launched Discover Brazil magazine  (www.discoverbrazil.ca) in Canada with the goal of making Brazil better known  in North America.

The Discover Brazil Magazine focus on what’s going on in the growing economy, tourism and diverse culture of the giant South-American country called Brazil.

The purpose of the magazine is to connect businesses opportunities and promote Brazilian culture and tourism in Canada and Portugal, and vice-versa.

The magazine is in English, controlled circulation.


Ingrid Coifman
Executive Editor

Ingrid Coifman is a journalist with over 12 years of experience in Radio, TV, and newspaper, having specialized in economy, tourism and culture related reports and broadcasts for important communication vehicles, including Culture Television and CBN Radio. Also well-known in the public relations field, she promoted top-notch corporations such as McDonalds and Microsoft Inc. in Northeastern Brazil.
Passionate about online media, Ingrid has contributed to ethnic newspapers in Toronto and worked as an events coordinator and volunteer developer for local non-profit organizations. She joined Discover’s team in the beginning of 2010 and is enthusiastic about bringing different news angles to Canadian readers.


Teresa Oliveira

Teresa is responsible for the coordination and control of Discover Brazil magazine’s  production.


José Francisco Schuster

Schuster has been a journalist for 30 years. He writes a blog on the Brazilian community in Canada.

Marcelo Vital

Marcelo is a journalist and writer. He is the host and producer of Brazil Vital, a Brazilian music radio show in Toronto.

Maria Helena Amaral

Maria Helena is a journalist specializing in corporate communications. For over 17 years she has worked for public relations firms and non-governmental organizations.


Elida dos Santos

Elida is journalist who specializes in corporate communications.

Danielle Marinho

Danielle Marinho is a journalist and huge sports fan. From Rio de Janeiro, she has been working as an international correspondent, public relations manager and social media expert. She continues to write from Brazil.

Julio Santos

Julio is a journalist who specializes in energy matters. He is also one of the directors of “Ambiente Energia”(www.ambienteenergia.com.br).

Marcus Vinicius Quintella

Marcus is a civil engineer, a professor at Getulio Vargas Foundation. Specialist in corporate finance and public transport.

Reginaldo Heller

Reginaldo is a journalist, served as editor of economics and finance newspaper in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. He is a columnist and commentator, former press secretary of the Central Bank of Brazil.

Professor of History, PhD.

Rosana Dias

Rosana is a journalist and PR. She has worked for companies such as Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper, Exame Magazine, Fiat Automoveis, and Embraer.

Flávia Agnello

Flávia is a journalist specialized in the mining sector. She worked for Radiobras and Radioweb agencies in Brazil.


 Vanessa Ferreira

Vanessa  has joined our team to develop online marketing communications initiatives, aiming to connect businesses and people who are interested in the Brazilian market niches, culture, and trends. Leveraging corporate communication strategies since 2007, her main goal is to spread the colors of our brand to the world.


Cecilia Chin

Joan Sheppard


Lin Rocha

Lin has worked as a freelance web and graphic designer for a variety of clients including Oxford University Press and Sporting Life. While assisting the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC), Lin designed all signage, website, logo and overall identity for their 11th and 12th Biennial Congresses. Other projects include designing and implementing the main website for the Latin American Chiropractic Federation, as well as email campaigns, newsletters, brochures and magazine layout. Lin is currently working as a Design Consultant for Couch & Associates.


Saul Porto – Canada

Saul has been capturing world news for over past 25 years. His spscialities are photojournalism, sports, celebrities and music industry. http://topnewphoto.net.

Diego Barros – Brazil

Diego  is a photographer passionate about wildlife and flora. Through his lens, he gives readers remarkable shots , bringing out sensibility and impressive authenticity.