One sunny Saturday in downtown São Paulo, Brazil, Freddy Mercury was dancing samba to “Don’t Stop Me Now”. Rather, several … Continue reading São Paulo: Brazil’s emerging Carnaval capital
Fidel, who bore more than a slight resemblance to Tom Jones, was fiercely proud of his native islands. Given the … Continue reading Cape Verde and Africa: Distant Neighbors
One of the most important meetings in Latin America’s economic and political calendar is happening later this week. It’s not happening in Latin America, and no Latin American leaders will be in the room. I’d bet money that nobody will even say the word “Latin”. Continue reading Latin America’s Trump Card
in a cheap attempt to turn this into a local “victory”, Brazil succeeded in glossing over serious issues around justice and the rule of law that made Ryan Lochte’s story so believable in the first place. Continue reading Brazil’s gold medal in insecurity
I get asked all the time if Rio de Janeiro is a safe place to visit. What’s complicated is that it’s better than you think but can be worse than you imagine. Continue reading Is Rio de Janeiro safe?
The World Cup has come and gone, and Brazil’s economic fortunes are beginning to fade once more. Rio de Janeiro … Continue reading 36 Hours in São Paulo
Via Se Mancha Blog There’s really nothing good to say about the baffling disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Families … Continue reading What Brazil can learn from Malaysia