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Brazilian Rodeo: The Festa do Peão in Barretos, São Paulo State

In his book River of Tears: Country Music, Memory, and Modernity in Brazil, anthropologist Alexander Sebastian Dent of The George Washington University describes the Barretos rodeo. This is an adapted excerpt from the book.

Diving in the Abismo Anhumas Cavern, Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul

Abismo Anhumas, a cavern near Bonito in Mato Grosso, was discovered in the late 1970s when a fire stripped the land's surface. The chamber expands into a space as big as a soccer field.

The Brazilian Landless Workers Movement (MST)

A little background on the history of the Brazilian Landless Workers Movement (MST)

Amazon Road: Travel BR 163 through the Rainforest

Most of Brazil’s Great Soy Road, about 900 kilometers of it, remains unpaved. The Word Wildlife Fund in an understated way notes “many of the paved parts are in desperate need of repair.” To drive to Santarém is not a weekend jaunt; Brasília is 2,910 kilometers away, Sao Paulo 3,922 and Rio de Janeiro 4,411. But what makes this road really important it has become Brazil’s soy highway and economically probably just as important as the vaunted silk road that traversed Asia.

Inhotim Cultural Institute, Brumadinho, Minas Gerais

The official literature calls it an environmental park and modern art museum.

Acre Travel Guide

The state of Acre.

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