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Accelerated adoption of business cloud in Brazil

A survey by consulting firm Capgemini with 415 technology decision makers in public and private organizations and published by newspaper Valor Econômico, found that Brazilian corporations will become a lot more aggressive in advancing their cloud plans after traditionally lagging behind the United States and Europe. Cloud market revenues in Brazil should see a jump [...]

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12 Brazilian fitness models to follow on Instagram

Everybody loves Instagram, and the best is when we can see pictures of people who care about physical activity and end up giving us a lot of inspiration and motivation to always move forward. Locals of Brazil has selected 12 Brazilians fitness models profiles on Instagram to follow. 1. Gracyanne Barbosa - @graoficial 2. Gabriela Pugliesi – [...]

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O que é nosso – Reclaiming the jungle, a documentary

The film explores movements of open parties that are emerging in São Paulo, the largest metropolis in South America. Independent groups of various musical genres have promoted the common idea that parties can help the citizens of this city to socially connect and enjoy city areas that have been abandoned in an era of hyper-development. [...]

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Brazil doesn’t need schools or hospitals. It only needs the World Cup! Funny video!

Brazil is doing great in the politicians point of view. The country does not need anything, only World Cup. Looks like the Brazilians are happy. Looks like the streets are good. They just do not have what Brazilians really need in everyday life but otherwise, they are very happy. The video below recently published seems [...]

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Leonardo diCaprio surrounded by women at club in Búzios

Leonardo DiCpario knows how to have fun at this World Cup. The Topaz yacht and its crew, including DiCaprio and 20 friends, anchored in Buzios, at Praia do Canto, on Friday (13), as published on Epoca magazine. The American star left the boat and went for a ride at Orla Bardot, was recognized in the [...]

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Now that David Beckham bought his house in Brazil, see if you can also buy yours

Now that David Beckham bought a house in Brazil, there are probably many foreigners wondering if they could also buy a house in Brazil. The famous soccer(football) player has just purchased a house at the increasingly gentrified Favela do Vidigal, a famous slum by the ocean at the South Zone of Rio. Foreigners have an [...]

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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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