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Brazil with a Z

Tuesday, October 31 2006

Salvador’s One-Note Music Scene

In Brazil's third-largest city, thanks to the curse of Carnival, there is only one sound to be found.


Tuesday, September 26 2006

So-Called Liberty, Justice and Peace, per the PCC, in São Paulo

The PCC has generated an urban war to fight for better conditions for their members in prison -- and the people of São Paulo live imprisoned within their city.


Monday, August 7 2006

An Axe to the Hexa

Fan expectations of Brazilian players are fierce. At their hotel in Germany, the Brazilian team was booed by a number of fans who had traveled there for World Cup -- and more were waiting at home.


Wednesday, June 28 2006

Social Climbers

Orkut, an extremely popular, Brazilian-dominated social networking site, is so prevelant that some consider it a source of national pride. Others, who have simply had enough of it, are driven to commit Orkuticídio: Orkut suicide.


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