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...
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 largest Brazilian film festival outside of Brazil
By Leila Monteiro Lins
The festival encompasses four programs: *Competitive*, Non-Competitive,
Bra-zoo-kah (*films by Brazilians living abroad*), and *Brazil Through
Foreign Eyes* (films by non-Brazilian filmmakers about Brazil). In the
Competitive Program short, mid-length, and feature films are competing for
the Golden Maple Award.
Some of the films that will be screened during the 2013 BRAFFTV: Buddies,
Cine Holliúdy, The Invisible Collection, Marcelo Yuka, Eternal Amazon,
Taina - An Amazon...
Castelao: Sustainability is a priority
Photo by Castelao stadium by ME-Portal da Copa
Fortaleza is the fifth largest city in the country with over 2.4 million people. The capital of the State of Ceará is well known for its blue-green seas, sandy beaches, prime resorts and modern public markets and malls. The city also features the Sea Dragon Art and Culture Centre and the Beach Park - Brazil's largest water park.
The stadium Castelão is the first one to be ready for the 2014 World Cup. The venue was remodeled to have a total seating capacity of around 64,000 in an area with...
Dunas Arena will be integrated to airport and hotels
By Ingrid Coifman | photo: Jenipabú beach
Close to Europe and Africa, Natal attracts tourists to its beaches, sand dunes, and historical sites. The average daily temperature is 28C degrees. The capital of the State of Rio Grande do Norte, features the Via Costeira which is a large coastal avenue, one of the preferred destinations. Famous beaches right next to the city are: Ponta Negra, Genipabu, Redinha, Pipa, and Pirangi.
The Dunas Arena, stage to four of the 2014 FIFA World Cup matches, will have a capacity for 45,000 people....
By José Francisco Schuster
MBA in Canada offers career upgrading to Brazilians
More and more, Brazilians are looking to Canada to get their MBAs. ”Canada is a very good destination to obtain your MBA because of the work opportunities in sectors such as oil & gas, finance, marketing and consulting”, says Teresa Pires, assistant director for Recruitment & Admissions of Queen’s School of Business, who was recently in Brazil recruiting students. ”If the student completes our 12-month MBA with a four month internship or a double-degree that could be done in 16 months, they could...
Arena Pernambuco will expand into residential neighborhood
Recife is the capital of Pernambuco and an urban sprawl of another 13 cities, including Olinda (a world heritage site by UNESCO), with a population of 3,7 million. Boa Viagem is one of the famous urban beaches; and Porto de Galinhas, which stands among the top tourist destinations, is located 70km away from Recife.
The city is known as the Brazilian Venice due to its numerous waterways, bridges and small islands. During Carnival, rhythms such as frevo and maracatu and have street parades. It’s not the first time that Recife...