Monthly Archives: March 2012

Woodrow Wilson Center conference, 03/12/2012, on U.S.-Brazil Relations on the Eve of President Dilma Rousseff’s First Visit to Washington, D.C.

On March 12 the Brazil Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC held a conference on U.S.-Brazil Relations on the Eve of President Dilma Rousseff’s First Visit to Washington D.C.  The conference was divided into … Continue reading

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Dengue alert in Rio de Janeiro

Decades ago, the government of Rio de Janeiro used to do a pretty good job of suppressing mosquitoes, but in recent years they have cut back funding for these efforts.  As a result, mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue fever have … Continue reading

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“Only When I Dance” — a recommended documentary

Only When I Dance is a documentary film about two very talented students at a dance school, Centro de Dança Rio, in Méier, a poor neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro.  The school, established by Mariza Estrella, a former ballerina, encourages … Continue reading

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