Archive for: January 2013

Bridge Gilberto Amado is inaugate for President Dilma Rousseff in Sergipe


President Dilma Rousseff traveled this Tuesday (29) to Sergipe to inaugurate two major projects in the state.

The first, scheduled for 9:30 am local time (10:30 GMT on), is the Bridge Gilberto Amado, which interconnects the southern coast of the state to the north coast of Bahia. After, at 11:30 am, in the municipality of Barra dos Coqueiros, in the metropolitan area of Aracaju, she inaugurates wind farm.


Meet São Paulo, the largest city in the southern hemisphere!


São Paulo

The largest city in Brazil, the largest city in the southern hemisphere and Americas, and the world’s eighth largest city by population. The metropolis is anchor to the São Paulo metropolitan area, ranked as the second most populous metropolitan area in the Americas and among the ten largest metropolitan areas on the planet.

São Paulo is the capital of the state of São Paulo, which is the most populous Brazilian state, and exerts strong regional influence in commerce and finance as well as arts and entertainment. São Paulo maintains strong international influence and is considered an Alpha World City, and according to the Global City economic system the city is expected to have the 2nd biggest economic growth in the world, until 2025. Read more →

Rio Carnival 2013 dates


When the official Carnival dates are? Why do the Carnival dates change every year? Why it seems complicated to find out when the Carnival will fall? Well, it is a long history. We will abbreviate it, though. This party has its origins in ancient Greece and Rome celebrations. Later, it was incorporated into the Catholic liturgical calendar and allowed until the Ash Wednesday. By the Catholic Calendar, Carnival is always celebrated seven Sundays before the Sunday of Easter. As this varies from March 22nd to April 25th, the Carnival dates also move. Read more →

RIP – Jorge Selarón


RIP – JORGE SELARÓN (Chile, 1947 — Rio de Janeiro, 10th January 2013)

Tragic day for Rio as Selarón was found dead in the famous steps of Lapa, on January 10, 2013. His body was found burned.

Jorge Selarón was born in Chile in 1947. He traveled, lived and worked as a painter and sculptor in over 50 countries around the world before arriving and deciding to settle in Rio de Janeiro in 1983. He began renovating the steps on a whim in 1990.

Many times, his phone was cut off and he was threatened to be evicted from his house due to being unable to afford the living costs. He sold many paintings and accepted donations from locals and travelers to continue his work. Since 1977, Selarón claimed to have sold over 25,000 portraits, all featuring the same pregnant woman which mostly funded his work. It was a labor of love for the artist who resided in the same house by the steps he lived in when he started the work. Read more →

Hard Work and preparations for the World Cup


During the month of December, a team from the Ministry of Sport visited the building sites of stadiums, airports, ports and urban mobility projects at the 12 host cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. See a four and half minute video with images that show how the projects are coming along: