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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.

Brazilian Auto Racing

Motor sports fans can enjoy a full range of races in Brazil – from the São Paulo legs of the Formula 1 and Indy series to the Brazilian stock car championship.

São Paulo Sports, Exercise & Outdoor Activities

The city of São Paulo offers a wide array of choices for the evening-and-weekend athlete and a surprising number of options for the outdoors enthusiast.

BrazilMax Radio: 2006 World Cup Special

BrazilMax Radio celebrates the World Cup. Our special World Cup program features only songs with football/soccer themes. Our guest is filmmaker Caito Ortiz, co-director of The Day Brazil Was Here, a documentary about the Brazilian national team’s visit to Haiti for a game in that strife torn Caribbean nation.

Golf in Rio de Janeiro

A toucan came swooping down and landed on the fairway. Nobody batted an eye – except the guy from Houston. “We don’t have any birds on our courses,” he remarked.

Brazil Soccer Classic: Atlético vs. Cruzeiro at Mineirão Stadium

“I attended the Atlético-Cruzeiro match at the lumbering, concrete wonderland of a stadium in Belo Horizonte - Mineirão. They bill the rivalry “The Classic” and I now understand why,” writes contributor William Wolfrum.

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Let's Go Surfin' Now

by Bill Hinchberger

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