Category Archives: News

Thelocal.se turns 10! Congratulations!

The website that inspired this blog is turning 10 years old! Congratulations to Thelocal.se for inspiring The Locals of Brazil back in 2007. It was Thelocal.se the website that inspired Max and Tanya to name this blog about Brazil. The idea to write about Brazil in english for foreign readers and tourists took off real [...]

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David Beckham buys property at slum in Rio

The soccer and commercials star David Beckham, just bought a house in Rio de Janeiro for R$ 1 million. According to the newspaper Extra, the mansion is in Vidigal, one of the most gentrified slums(favela) in Rio de Janeiro. He visited Brazil in March, and spent several days in the city to shoot for one [...]

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Brazilian government agency leaks Amazons video game controllers

Images from a video game controller from Amazon leaked today, according to the website of Exame magazine. The product had been approved by Anatel(Brazilian FCC) in late 2013, but came to light this Friday, March 14. The product must be compatible with an entertainment center that Jeff Bezos company will probably announce soon. Some rumors [...]

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Brazil and United States to lead global energy production in the near future

The chief economist of the International Energy Agency, Fatih Birol, is confident that the global energy market undergoes a transition that will make the United States and Brazil emerge as major powers. With the U.S. poised to become an exporter of energy surplus and Brazil increasing production on the oil fields in deep waters, Fatih, [...]

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Libra auction in Brazil: oil field sold for a bargain

The auctioning of the Libra Oil Field in Brazil received wide coverage in the international press, with glowing visions and other critical to the outcome of the event. The German magazine Der Spiegel says Brazil auctioned a “treasure for a bargain.” On the other hand, the Wall Stret Journal says that the country has taken [...]

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All the bad publicity we can get: motorcycle thief shot in SP, two thieves killed trying to rob a pizzeria and two fancy ladies kidnapping another on broad dayligh

It seems that we are getting all the bad publicity we can get in one week! First was the motorcycle thief that got shot in Sao Paulo. Now the two thief that got killed trying to rob a pizzeria. And the last one, the two fancy ladies kidnapping another on broad daylight in Brazil! It [...]

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Flights prices on the World Cup going through the roof

We are still eight months for the World Cup to start, but try to buy airline tickets during the tournament and you will see: the price is ten times higher than on a normal day. The airlines say the high prices to reflect the demand for the World Cup event, but the amount charged to [...]

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Dilma and Brazil are trying to get serious about internet security

President Dilma Rousseff said this Sunday, 13, that the government will create a national encrypted e- mail to prevent national authorities to be the target of espionage. The determination was given to the Federal Data Processing (Serpro) company, a public company under the Ministry of Finance. “This is the first step to extend the privacy [...]

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Meet the contestants for Miss Bumbum Brasil 2013

Balanced meals, lots of exercise and aesthetic treatments: this is the formula for the perfect butt. And for the third time, the Miss Butt Brazil (Miss Bumbum Brasil) aims to choose the most beautiful derrière in the country and from 27 candidates who initially compete online votes, 15 most voted will participate in the grand [...]

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President Dilma in her speech said nothing by talking a lot. Get the brazilian guide to writing your “empty speech”.

From the 10 minutes long speech there was not one single phrase that people will remember later. And not one proposal which people could say: “Thats a good idea right there!” President Dilma in her public statement about the protests taking place across the country spoke on political reform – her predecessors also spoke about [...]

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The definite reason not to go to the World Cup and to Brazil for the next five years. #dontgototheworldcup

A group of protesters who participated in the protest in Brasilia this thursday (20) set fire to the Palace of the Foreign Affairs to try to enter the building. The fire was contained but still the protesters tried to enter the site. The police managed to control the situation using gas, but several windows were [...]

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Watch the world’s newest war zone: Brazil. This video will put you right in the action.

Watch as the protesters try to invade Alerj, Rio de Janeiro’s legislative assembly. Also watch this one to understand why this is all happening now in Brazil: Meanwhile, FIFA does not seem to give a damn about the country and the successive protests against increases in bus fares and expenditures for the World Cup. Jerome [...]

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Official FIFA website hacked. Now shows images of the police violence in Brazil. Don’t come to the World Cup!

Apparently, this was an official FIFA website that got hacked and is exposing the police violence over the protests in Brazil: http://copaemcuiaba.com.br/. They back our campaign Don’t Come For the World Cup!

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This girl will explain you what is going on in Brazil right now

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Random facts about the protests and the World Cup in Brazil. Don’t go to Brazil!

These people in Sao Paulo, were targeted with tear gas on the seventh floor of their apartment as they watched the protesters in a demonstration that was supposed to be peaceful. It has been very clear that the it was the police that started the violence! If you are in Brazil for the World Cup, [...]

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