Posts Tagged ‘Rio de Janeiro’

Last week in São Paulo, Chilean playmaker Valdivia and his wife were victims of kidnapping express, a sort of crime that has annoyingly been occuring on a daily basis throughout Brazil. If it happened two or three decades ago, perhaps he would be set free for being a celebrity, but nowadays any one can suffer from […]


Language can be a social barrier anywhere because one of its functions is to be a status symbol, as it allows someone to be labeled by their accent, by their idioms and so on. Portuguese is Brazil’s official mother tongue and is totally mastered by around 25% of Brazilians, usually by the ones who could […]


The Brazilian way – ‘jeitinho brasileiro’ in Portuguese – is an informal way of behaving widely accepted by Brazil’s society that relies on improvisation, flexibility, creativity, intuition etc, behind unexpected or complex situations. Although it isn’t founded on procedures or techniques previously set, it is an unethical system historically adopted that makes use of emotional […]