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Culture vs Bad Behavior: An Expat in Brazil Wonders Where The Line is Drawn

CULTURE (Dictionary.com) noun 1. the total of the inherited ideas, beliefs, values, and knowledge, which constitute the shared bases of social action 2. the total range of activities and ideas of a group of people with shared traditions, which are transmitted and … Continue reading

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Brazilian Social Justice Warriors Strike Again -the story of a white girl and her turban.

A young white girl wearing a turban is at the station. Like many other people, she is minding her business and going about her day. Suddenly she is met with hostile stares and is then confronted by a group of … Continue reading

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Aguá Branca Park – A Small São Paulo Park With Big Character

About five years ago I had to go to Perdizes, a neighborhood on the west side of São Paulo, for the first time. I found the area charming, so when I was finished my business there I decided to have a … Continue reading

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Taco Bell Brasil – A Quick Review

Update November 2016: I discovered that they had soft tacos and the soft tacos are great. Also, the waiting time is considerably shorter. Although I still am not a fan of the hot sauce in a mini container that they offer, … Continue reading

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Brazil “Weekly” Round Up of Non-News 2

I am operating on Brazilian time for my weekly roundup. I am not apologizing for my lateness either. The last few weeks have been exciting times in Brazil. Here is some of the non-news. Whats App is deactivated in Brazil, … Continue reading

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Why Is PT Such A Hated Political Party? The answers may not be as obvious as the newspaper headlines will have you believe.

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff’s approval ratings are mostly in the single digits and those in favour of her impeachment make up around 60% or more of the population in most major polls. To many, she has lost any legitimacy to … Continue reading

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My Walk Through SESC Pompeia – A São Paulo Landmark

SESC stands for “Serviço Social do Comércio” (Social Service of Commerce) and operates in every state in Brazil. In São Paulo alone there are 35 branches in 19 cities. It is a non-profit institution founded in 1946 by businessmen with … Continue reading

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