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Brazilian election: one battle over but another begins for Dilma Rousseff

Brazilian election: one battle over but another begins for Dilma Rousseff
Incumbent greets narrow election win with humility Momentum seems to be against her in second termThere was a familiar ring to Dilma Rousseffs victory speech after she won the closest Brazilian presidential election in more than a century.Having scraped back into power with the support of 54.5 million of the 143 million eligible voters, the Workers party leader said she recognised the need for change, that her second term would be characterised by dialogue, and that her priority would be political reform particularly campaign financing and greater representation for women. Continue reading......

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Suvo Oko’s Ambient Brazil Mixtape

Suvo Oko’s Ambient Brazil Mixtape
Rodrigo Miravalles is a Brazilian DJ and radio broadcaster. From his home in Skopje, Macedonia he has created an unlikely home for  experimental Brazilian music in Eastern Europe. As well as producing a weekly radio show on Macedonia’s Kanal 103, he presents his own Suvo Oko radio show/podcast, a show that is relentlessly ambitious in its scope of Brazilian music,covering everything from samba and bossa nova to avant-garde minimalism and noise rock. It’s a truly great show that deserves weekly attention. We asked Rodrigo to put together a mix of new ambient Brazilian music f...

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Oktoberfest de Blumenau and Blumenau

Oktoberfest de Blumenau and Blumenau
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Every year the city of Blumenau in the Southern Brazilian state of Santa Cantrina hosts its own Oktoberfest, celebrating German food, music, beer, culture and the area’s deep ancestral roots. In addition to Oktoberfest, the city’s German heritage can be witnessed year-round throughout the […]...



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