Guide to Brazil
Guide to Brazil
Feb 20, 2020
As our columnist Daniel Buarque wrote this week, the year in Brazil only properly begins after the Carnival holidays. The four-day period of colorful street parties takes over the nation, putting Brazil in the same rhythm. In a country...
Feb 19, 2020
The downside to Brazil being the Country of Carnival
The annual celebrations to be held this...
Dec 18, 2019
Bolsonaro year 1: Foreign policy
Brazil’s foreign policy under Jair Bolsonaro has put “America...
Sep 28, 2019
Holambra: the Dutchest city in Brazil
On the flat highway heading north-west out of the...
Sep 12, 2019
Brazil’s tourism board doesn’t cater to foreigners
A new program announced by the Brazilian Tourism Board (Embratur) has sparked criticism that the country’s tourism promotion platform is being directed at Brazilians,...
Aug 27, 2019
Brazil’s country branding has a long history of failure
Last month, the Brazilian tourism board (Embratur) unveiled its new branding campaign to attract foreign tourists to the country. “Brazil, visit and love us”...
Aug 18, 2019
Spending New Year in Brazil? You should book now
Brazil’s New Year celebrations are world-famous. In coastal towns, beaches are covered with throngs of revelers and fireworks light up the sky. Not surprisingly,...
Jul 25, 2019
Winter tourism destinations for when Brazil gets chilly
The image of Brazil abroad is incompatible with the notion of winter. Most tourists come expecting to lay back on a beach with a...
May 21, 2019
Brazil’s plan to double tourists in three years
For people around the world, Brazil conjures up images of the exotic, the exuberant, and the exciting. You would be hard pressed to find...
May 20, 2019
Will Bolsonaro be able to regain support in Congress?
Good morning! Brazilian Central Bank to intervene in currency depreciation. Will Bolsonaro be able to regain support in Congress? Income inequality rises for the...
May 17, 2019
Despite Bolsonaro, Brazil is one of the world’s top LGBTQ tourism destinations
“Brazil can’t be the country of gay tourism,” said President Jair Bolsonaro during a meeting with journalists last month. “We have families here.” Well,...
May 06, 2019
The risk of a government shutdown in Brazil
Good morning! With little money to spare, the government could face a shutdown soon. Breaking down Jair Bolsonaro’s TV interview. Rising tensions between U.S.,...
May 05, 2019
Ayahuasca puts Brazil on the shamanic tourism map
When 23-year-old Matheus dos Reis Lima started looking for a vacation spot two years ago, he decided he would bring home something more than...
Apr 28, 2019
Eco-luxury tourism blossoms in Brazil, but the model still needs to find its way
Brazil is already known for its natural beauty, but now it seems the tourism industry wants to put a luxury twist on its most...
Apr 21, 2019
Brazilian music festivals you should know about
In 1985, the image of an enormous crowd singing “Love of My Life” to an emotional Freddie Mercury during the first Rock in Rio...
Apr 15, 2019
Are markets bailing on Brazil?
Good morning. In today’s issue: Are markets bailing on Brazil? Congresswoman asks for police protection from Tourism Minister. Financial aid program for states could...
Mar 25, 2019
Short-term rentals spark GDP boost in Brazil. And tax disputes
When traveling to San Francisco in 2013, historian Ana Paula Gaspar had her first contact with short-term rental app Airbnb, as a guest. Keen...
Mar 18, 2019
Will visa exemptions really boost tourism in Brazil?
As President Jair Bolsonaro prepares to meet with his American counterpart Donald Trump, Brazil has decided to lift visa requirements for citizens from the...
Mar 10, 2019
When money goes to waste: pollution in Brazilian beaches
If Pedro Alvares Cabral, the Portuguese navigator who landed Brazil in 1500, could see some of the country’s beaches in 2019, maybe he wouldn’t...
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