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Daspu: Streetwalker Fashion from Rio de Janeiro

The clothes can hold their own with any of Brazil’s top fashion labels. But the sayings on the t-shirts and other items give them away: “Lost Women are the Most Wanted,” “Before the Show, Tune Your Instrument” and “We’re Bad, but We Could be Worse.”

Weird São Paulo

See how weird São Paulo can be: motoboys galore, Flea has trouble breathing, urban birds hit the asphalt, and traffic jams on “No Car Day.”

Dead Rabbi Performs Miracles for Christians of Manaus

The details of Rabbi Shalon Emmanuel Muyal’s mission and death in the Amazon remain obscure, but that’s nothing compared to the mystery surrounding his afterlife. Local Catholics have named him the “Santo Judeu Milagreiro de Manaus” (Saint Jewish Miracle Worker of Manaus). His tomb receives regular visits from Christians who attribute magic to his spirit.

Humor Brazilian Style

A few jokes, quotes and sundry other debris.

Brazilian Language: a Sea of Metaphors

Portugal, like England, was a great seafaring nation - a small strip of land on the Atlantic taking for its own the seven seas. It bequeathed a language full of maritime expressions to its most important colony, Brazil, and the Brazilian popular vernacular still smacks of the sea.

Brazil Stock Market Tourism: BM&FBOVESPA Through 3-D Glasses

Investors are sometimes accused of seeing the world through rose-colored glasses. But it was a pair of 3-D ones that the attendant handed me as I entered the São Paulo Stock Exchange.

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Caçadores de Pipa performed by the Vatá Dance Company

Weird São Paulo

Check out the bizarre side of Brazil’s most important city

Praia do Rosa, Santa Catarina

Dead Treasure Leaves a Tale

Rio de Janeiro

Oscar Niemeyer: Never Mind

by Bill Hinchberger

Manaus, Amazonas

Dead Rabbi Performs Miracles for Christians

by Bill Hinchberger

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