Buried in this press release is the news that Dayton, Ohio-based kid mag publisher Highlights for Children plans to enter the Brazilian market this year.
While the U.S. Supreme Court considers whether American universities should take account of race when they admit new students, Brazil is implementing what are arguably the most radical affirmative action measures for universities in the West [...]
If Brazil wants to mitigate the effects of centuries of discrimination against non-whites, it must also improve their access to quality schooling before university. Just 19 percent of Brazilians — compared to 45 percent of Americans and 69 percent of South Koreans — have set foot in a college classroom. Many more — mostly poor, mostly non-whites — never had the chance simply because they never finished their primary or secondary education.
From a New York Times opinion piece by Juliana Barbassa, a former Associated Press correspondent in Rio de Janeiro
Narcélio Grud, a Brazilian graffiti artist from Fortaleza, created his new art project, Tropical Hungry, using fruits and vegetables discarded from local markets. He then separated the produce by color and started creating his piece, which depicts an open mouth, on a blank wall. The idea was to call attention to the absurdity of food wastage in a country where thousands go hungry every day.
The Water for Food 2013 Global Conference held at the University of Nebraska featured lessons learned in Brazil in highlighting the handling of water resources in agriculture and food sustainability issues globally. Benedito Braga of the World Water Council and … Read More
In his third investment mission to Brazil, Michigan Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley sees a chance to open new doors “for trade and business” between Michigan and Brazil. Meeting with company executives and other business leaders in São Paulo, Calley took … Read More