News from Brazil

Culture & Regional

In Brazil on November 19, 2010 at 12:00 pm

BUILDING OF THE WEEK

Render of the 156 metres high Universe Life Square tower for Curitiba city centre (more).

MEDIA

Brazil is drafting a media bill that is geared to stimulate the participation of common citizens in the communications industry and preventing market rules from governing such a sensitive area, announced Social Communications minister Franklin Martins (MercoPress).

CITIES

Regina Scharf explains the seven things you should know before driving your car through a Brazilian city (Gringoes).

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MANAUS

The Amazon forest, the world’s largest rainforest, enjoyed an international reputation for its exuberant fauna and flora, miles-wide rivers and native Indian tribes. But few people know that Manaus, the main city in the heart of this jungle, is consolidating itself as a world-class center for arts and is heavily investing in the entertainment industry (Xinhua).

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RIO

Picture of Parque Lage (Rio Official Guide).

According to the 2006 census, people of East Asian descent number 919,000 in Brazil, or just 0.5 percent of the national population. In Rio’s Zona Norte neighborhood of Tijuca, local residents are noticing an increasing presence of Chinese businesses, adding to the cultural diversity of the area (The Rio Times).

From the legendary shores of the Mediterranean to the curved Copacabana beachfront, the iconic Ibiza island (off the coast of Spain) bar and chill-out music pioneers Café del Mar opened the first Latin American outpost this month on Rio’s Avenida Atlântica (The Rio Times).

SAO PAULO

Often over shadowed by the picture postcards of Rio and it’s famous coast line, the beaches in São Paulo State are popular with Paulistas and offer a variety of choice for the summer holidays, without having to travel far from Brazil’s largest city (The Rio Times).

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