Brazil school shooting

April 8, 2011

Brazil school shooting : 12 dead after gunman opens fire. I can’t remember such a sad Thursday morning as this one. In between 2 lessons at Nokia Institute of Technology, a guy told me on the lift about the massacre that had occurred earlier this morning at a public school in Rio de Janeiro.  I […]

Carnival in Brazil – A rough guide

March 8, 2011

Rhythm, participation, and costumes vary from one region of Brazil to another. In the southeastern cities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, huge organized parades are led by samba schools. The northeastern cities of Salvador and Recife  have organized groups parading through streets, and public interacts directly with them. This carnival is heavily influenced […]