Topics :: Brazilian cinema

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Havaianas Flip-Flops Celebrate Fifty

By JENNY BARCHFIELD | Tuesday Aug 14, 2012
Brazil’s well-heeled socialites swear by them. Legions of slum-dwellers from the country’s hillside "favelas" don them almost every day. Minimum wage earners behind juice bar counters use them, as do newly minted millionaires.

J.Lo and Fergie Add Star Power to Rio Carnival Parade

By JENNY BARCHFIELD | Tuesday Feb 21, 2012
As millions watched the sequin-clad samba dancers at Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Carnival parade Sunday, at least a few eyes turned toward the stars, or at least toward the VIP boxes hosting celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez and Fergie.

Just in Time for Carnival: Beginner’s Guide to Rio

By JENNY BARCHFIELD | Friday Feb 17, 2012
"Brazil is not for beginners," the late, great Brazilian composer Tom Jobim once quipped. Nowhere does the remark hold more true than for the country’s pulsing, chaotic oceanfront metropolis, Rio de Janeiro.

Big Prizes - and Barriers - in Brazil’s Luxury Fashion Market

By JENNY BARCHFIELD | Monday Feb 6, 2012
Brazil has been long dismissed as the land of skimpy bikinis and rubber flip flops. But with its galloping economy and hordes of newly minted millionaires, the South American giant is the fashion and luxury industry’s newest darling.

Rio de Janeiro Voted Hottest Gay Destination in the World

Tuesday Nov 22, 2011
Rio de Janeiro has been selected as the hottest gay destination in the world for the second time in a contest sponsored by and MTV.

New BikeHike Brazil Adventure Touched by "Twilight" Film

Friday Nov 18, 2011
BikeHike Adventures announces a new Brazilian adventure itinerary set to visit the same filming locations as the major motion picture "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn."
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