Shaun Alexander Cumming, a journalist, filmmaker and aspiring musician writes in his blog (thebrazilblog.com) about things he likes most. Shaun works in the investment industry by day, and loves Brazil. He lives between Edinburgh, London, and various locations in Brazil.
10 Reasons Why I Love Brazil
By Shaun Alexander Cumming
1) Brazilian adventurism - Brazil is a place to explore boundless wild and beautiful landscapes unlike anywhere in the world. Furthermore, Brazilians have a thirst for exploring and doing new things. Here’s my example; I am terrified of heights, but one time in Rio I caught...
According to Agriculture Minister Antonio Andrade of Brazil, the Latin American country’s output of Soybeans is set for a record breaking harvest in 2014 after an increased amount of rain and heightened investment in fertilizers looks set to boost yields.
Andrade has estimated that Brazil’s market can produce 95 million metric tons of the versatile crops, which can be used to create foodstuffs such as meat alternatives like tofu, soy milk, and vegetable oil, it can even serve as feed for cattle.
If the Brazilian minister is correct in his estimation, this year Brazil could see their...
By Danielle Marinho | Photos Portal da Copa
The host city for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games was chosen in October in Copenhagen, Denmark. The awarding announcement was made by IOC President Jacques Rogge and Rio de Janeiro, well known as a marvelous city, will welcome the biggest sports event in the world, staged for the first time in South America.
This designation changed not only the life of thousands of sports fans around the world, but the life of thousands of Brazilians too. Rio de Janeiro has many attractions, places to visit, good restaurants, gorgeous weather and hospitable...
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December 7, 2013 |
December 7, 2013
By Jose Schuster
Globalization is making people across the world discover the Portuguese language as a valuable tool. The language is the seventh most spoken in the world and the most spoken in the Southern Hemisphere, with more than 250 million native speakers.
Although being the official language of seven countries (Brazil, Portugal, Mozambique, Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau and São Tomé and Príncipe), andwith speakers spread around the globe , Portuguese has only two dialects used for learning: European and Brazilian.
Brazilian Portuguese appeals to many learners due to the high...
By Ingrid Coifman
The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) was home to the North American premiere of ‘Genesis’, the latest remarkable photographic project by Brazilian Sebastião Salgado, considered one of the best photojournalists in the world. Salgado’s amazing 8-year journey through 32 different locations amounts to around 245 photos that capture a natural, pristine world not yet damaged by mankind. Through his skilful lenses, small pieces of a lost paradise on earth remind people of the beautiful home they have.
During this wonderful venture, he visited remote places such as Amazonia,...
By Leila Monteiro Lins
Torontonians will be able to watch 11 great Brazilian films at the TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX at 350 King St West. All films will be English subtitled.
Among the many highlights of this year’s fest are two films directed by Brazilian director Breno Silveira: the Opening Night features GONZAGA, that was rewarded late on Wednesday (13), in the City of Arts of Rio de Janeiro – in the categories of “Best Feature Fiction Film”, “Best Director”,” Best Actor”, “Best Supporting Actor”, “Best Fitting fiction and “Best Sound”, in the 2013 edition...
By Leila Monteiro Lins
Brazil is one of Latin America's most enticing markets, boasting stable mining, manufacturing and agricultural sectors as well as a dynamic, innovative science and technology industry. Economically secure, with a vast and well-educated workforce, Brazil offers Canadians an attractive investment environment with room for substantial growth.
'How To Do Business in Brazil' is an annual event, in its 7th year, developed by the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce to provide vital information to Canadian investors and business executives with interest in doing business in Brazil.
The opening of the 7th edition of du Film Brésilien de Montréal will take place on Friday, November 1st to November 7th, 2013, at the Cinéma du Parc, in Montréal. Subtitles are in English and French.
The award winning movie Gonzaga, directed by Breno Silveira, will kick off the seven days of the festival, on November 1st, at 7 PM (19:00).
Brazil Film Fest is a film festival fully dedicated to Brazilian cinema! The Brazilian film production of recent years is being recognized everywhere for its quality and diversity. The festival showcases a selection of great movies from...
Doing Business in Brazil
By Fernando Pieri | Photo: Fernando Pieri, lawyer and Consultant at HLL
Following the trend of numerous countries concerned with sustainable development as well as environmental protection, Brazil has been moving to strengthen the implementation of new methods of producing clean energy in the national territory. Public policy prepared by the central government in recent years has supported an upward trend in the use of renewable energies, especially solar energy.
Various studies have shown that the demand for energy...
Brazilian Film & TV Festival of Toronto (BRAFFTV)
By Leila Monteiro Lins
A 5-day festival with the best recent Brazilian films, including drama, comedy, documentary, children, thriller, and ethnographic films. The festival will be held from October 16th to 20th.
October 16 - TIFF Bell Lightbox
October 17 to 20th - Carlton Cinema
October 19 to 20th - International Conference, University of Toronto
For more information, visit www.brafftv.com.
OPENING FILMS AT BRAFFTV 2013
20 Carlton Cinema, Toronto, College Subway
Environment of Freedom
Wednesday 16th of October, 7:00 PM ...