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In Denial Over Racism in Brazil

In Denial Over Racism in Brazil

| March 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

SÃO PAULO, Brazil — One Friday night last month, the electricity was off in the streets of Palmeirinha, a favela in Rio de Janeiro. Three black teenagers were joking around in front of their houses. One of them started to run and the others followed, laughing. At that moment, the police came out shooting. Chauan […]

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The New Bank of BRICS: What’s in it for small economies?

The New Bank of BRICS: What’s in it for small economies?

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. It is news that should awaken the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from their complacent attitude toward developing countries.   It is also news that should confirm to the G20 that what used to be the G7 – a group of the seven industrialised nations – no longer controls the world’s […]

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Karol Conka: First Lady of Brazilian hip hop

Karol Conka: First Lady of Brazilian hip hop

| June 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Karol Conka (born as Karoline dos Santos de Oliveira) hails from the Boqueirão quarter of Curitiba in Paraná state in Brazil. Since her debut with the trailblazing album Batuk Freak (Mr Bongo), the first lady of Brazilian hip hop has been making her mark on the music scene in South America’s most populous […]

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Black Brazilians live in constant fear of unjust police

Black Brazilians live in constant fear of unjust police

| January 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Community news. Note from BW of Brazil: As a number of posts on this blog are about the brutality of Brazil’s Military Police, these facts are not actually shocking, including the data about police in two cities killing more people than all police in the entire United States, a fact broken here several months back. […]

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‘Só’ by Antonio Loureiro

‘Só’ by Antonio Loureiro

| December 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

In Brazilian music. Antonio Loureiro is probably one of the most fascinating musicians to come out of Brazil in recent times. His recent recording ‘Só’ (Borandá, 2013) finds a highly experimental artist dipping into diverse streams of rhythmic influence. Whether its the title track Só, the almost ethereal Pelas Águas, or the multi phonal textures of […]

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Born to Lead: South Africa’s 1st Xhosa President – Part l

Born to Lead: South Africa’s 1st Xhosa President – Part l

| July 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Rolihlahla Dalibunga Mandela (Nelson Mandela) was born in the Transkei region of South Africa on 18 July 1918. His great-grandfather was the king of the Thembu people and Mandela was related to people who held high positions within Thembu society. When his father died, nine-year-old Mandela was sent to the home of his guardian, Chief […]

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A Brazilian WTO Head: A great trade opportunity?

A Brazilian WTO Head: A great trade opportunity?

| May 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) is now set to appoint a new Director-General.  He is Roberto Carvalho de Azevêdo, Brazil’s long-serving Ambassador to the Organisation. His appointment is good news for developing countries in so far as Carvalho de Azevêdo is from a leading developing country that has shown itself not to be averse to […]

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Brazil analyzes partnership with Saint Lucia

Brazil analyzes partnership with Saint Lucia

| May 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Foreign Relations Committee of Brazilian Congress approved this month a technical cooperation agreement between the South American country and Saint Lucia. The document states partnerships in health and safety, among other areas. That is the first time these two countries set an agreement. The island nation of the Lesser Antilles, near Martinique and Barbados, […]

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Brazilian brewery will enter Caribbean market

Brazilian brewery will enter Caribbean market

| April 26, 2012 | 1 Comment

AmBev (Companhia de Bebidas das Americas, or Beverage Company of the Americas, in English), a leader of the brewing industry in Brazil and the fourth biggest brewery in the world, will strongly get into the Caribbean market. In partnership with E. León Jimenes, owner in 83.5% of the Dominican National Brewery (Cervecería Nacional Dominicana, CND), […]

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London 2012 Olympic Football Tournament Draw made

London 2012 Olympic Football Tournament Draw made

| April 24, 2012 | 1 Comment

•    Global stars take part in official draw event at Wembley Stadium •    Stuart Pearce’s Team GB’s men drawn against Senegal, Uruguay and United Arab Emirates and Hope Powell’s women placed in a group with New Zealand, Cameroon and Brazil •    Spain to play Japan in their first game while Brazil will take on Egypt […]

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