The average cost of a meal in a restaurant in Brazil was R$ 27.40 last year (about 13 U$D). In São Paulo, the average was R$ 30.71 per meal(about 15 U$D), 12.1% higher than the national level, according to a survey published in the newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo by Assert (Associação das Empresas de Refeição e Alimentação Convênio para o Trabalhador), in São Paulo.
The two men accused of rape are also suspect of abusing another woman last March. The accused were arrested by officers last Saturday night in Rio. According to police, on Saturday morning the two were in a van in Copacabana and have announced the robbery. Amid the theft, passengers were forced to get off the car except a tourist and her boyfriend, also from abroad. Initial information said that they would be Americans.
Criminals handcuffed the man, who was beaten while his girlfriend suffered sexual abuse. The couple was taken to Sao Goncalo, where they were forced to make withdrawals at ATMs. Both were released by the criminals in Itaboraí, on the Metropolitan Region of Rio, after spending about six hours with the thieves.
I heard these days about a famous program in the U.S. that promises to help a lot of women this summer in search of a Brazilian butt. It is the Brazil Butt Lift. That’s right: Brazilian butt lift. The program promises results in a month and includes several classes that work exclusively, the glutes. No need for any accessories.
A new report on BBC talks about one of the first(maybe not first) World Cup related ills in Brazil. Police have used tear gas and smoke grenades to break up clashes between fans who were trying to buy tickets for the inaugural match in a stadium built for the 2014 World Cup. The football fans had queued overnight at a ticket office in the north-eastern state of Bahia, but fighting broke out as soon as it opened.
The news are sad and require reflection: Players of America-SE, a soccer club in Sergipe, northeast of Brazil, almost fainted during a match of the state tournament. The reason? Hunger. Without proper nutrition for a professional athlete (biscuit and pastel only), the defender and the striker of the team almost fainted after the duel against Confiança, in March.
The players also had a hard time to receive care. As the two ambulances had left the stadium, as well as the doctor from Confiança (America did not have a doctor), and they had to wait for a Samu ambulance, the Braziian Public health system, which took about 50 minutes.
Basically, the lack of infrastructure affects us at all. Samu and the whole Brazil Public Health System, for example, is chaotic throughout Brazil. The waiting time on average in the poorest areas, is over 30 minutes – remembering that in Brazil, amazingly, there is no legislation that determines the service time.
The situation of players of America-SE is humiliating. Athletes who dream of winning in the profession and who undergo the risk of acting without the least security. For lack of planning, money, nutritionist, the club champions of the second division in Sergipe, work by force.
This situation illustrate how the country operates. Don’t expect to get health assistance during the World Cup or the Olympics in Brazil. They might make things better for these two events, but the public service and the private network too do not work well. Both are always full and busy. So where do you go?
With 70% of his body tattooed, Rodrigo Fernando dos Santos, known in São Carlos (SP) as Musquito, decided to innovate. At 39, he decided to darken the whites of his eyes. The technique, called “eyeball tattoo”, consists of injecting ink into the protection layer of the eye. The process is irreversible. “I cried ink for two days. Now to go back, only changing the color to white again. But still, i think it’s half gray,” says Musquito, who for seven years works as a tattoo artist in the city. “I’m not inspired by anyone, i did for the art and to stay different.” For the Brazilian Society of Ophthalmology, the invasive procedure is not recommended and can cause internal inflammation, leading to vision loss.
A book signing that the Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez would do at a Bookstore in Sao Paulo was canceled this week due to the turmoil caused by protesters opposed to her. The Cuban blogger tried to answer questions from an audience of about 300 people at the site for 30 minutes, but her speech was interrupted several times by dozens of people shouting phrases like “Fuck off imperialist blogger, Latin America will be all communist” “Mercenary” and “Employee of the CIA.”
I found on Reddit the other day, this very interesting Brazilian documentary that covers the universe of the residents of penthouses in the cities of Recife, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. The director gained access to the residents of these penthouses through a curious book that maps the elite and influential people of the Brazilian society. In the book, 125 penthouse owners are cataloged, but of these, only 9 gave interviews. Through the testimonies of the residents, the film brings a rich debate about desire, visibility, insecurity, power and status, and shows a little bit of the Brazilian social and architectural paradigm.
Her name might not be known, but the hot scenes that the housewife starred in Rio das Ostras, north of Rio, during Carnival, were seen by thousands of people on the internet. Now, the housewife is having a hard time proving that they had sex on the beach and ponders suing YouTube if the video is not taken down.