Blog Posts - Brazil



Rent in Rio's slums on Airbnb and neighbourhoods for Olympic Games tourists

Rio's favelas are still considered no-go areas by many, but a dire shortage of hotel accommodation has opened the poorest of Rio's neighbourhoods to Olympic Games tourists. Photo/rwoanHundreds of thousands of tourists are flocking to Rio de Janeiro f...

Bernie Ecclestone's kidnapped mother-in-law rescued by police

Bernie Ecclestone met his current wife Fabiana in 2009. Photo / APFormula One tycoon Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law has been freed without ransom after being kidnapped in Brazil last week, say police.Aparecida Schunk , 67, the mother of Ecclestone...

Symbols of Peace

This will be posted as we are performing our first full dress rehearsal.  I'll make sure to give you any details tomorrow (of what I can share that is).  In the meantime, two days ago, I posted about some parts of the protocol of the ceremo...
by Bryan Pinkall's World of Opera on Jul 31, 2016

Law enforcement authorities in Brazil arrests Bosnian man wanted for war crimes

Bosnian Muslims pray near body caskets of their relatives, laid out at a cemetery in the village of Potocari, near the Bosnian town of Srebrenica, July 11, 2016. (Photo by AFP)Law enforcement authorities in Brazil have arrested a fugitive Bosnian man...

Shock and Awe

Bring in the audience!  Tomorrow, begins the first of two full runs with audience.  As is the case in most every Olympics, the ceremony is recorded three times.  Traditionally, this was necessary so the television broadcasters would be...
by Bryan Pinkall's World of Opera on Jul 30, 2016

Brazil’s former president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to stand trial over Petrobras scandal

Brazil’s former president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, delivers a speech during a meeting of the Socialist Youth in Sao Paulo on July 29, 2016. ©AFPBrazil’s former president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, is set to stand trial on charges of attempti...

Cauldron Lighting 101

In the ceremony, there are many protocol elements; these are elements that must happen as part of the ceremony.  Some portions are rigidly adhered to: anthems and flag presentations, speeches and declarations, oaths.  Others have complete a...
by Bryan Pinkall's World of Opera on Jul 29, 2016

Cauldron Lighting 101

In the ceremony, there are many protocol elements; these are elements that must happen as part of the ceremony.  Some portions are rigidly adhered to: anthems and flag presentations, speeches and declarations, oaths.  Others have complete a...
by Bryan Pinkall's World of Opera on Jul 29, 2016

Cauldron Lighting 101

In the ceremony, there are many protocol elements; these are elements that must happen as part of the ceremony.  Some portions are rigidly adhered to: anthems and flag presentations, speeches and declarations, oaths.  Others have complete a...
by Bryan Pinkall's World of Opera on Jul 29, 2016

MITOS SUPRANATURAL: PESUGIHAN UANG

Pesugihan berasal dari bahasa Jawa yang artinya alat atau cara untuk mencari kekayaan. Biasanya jika mendengar kata pesugihan maka pikirannya langsung mengarah kepada makhluk halus semacam: tuyul, babi ngepet, buto ijo, Ratu Kidul, dan lain-lain. Int...
by BaNi MusTajaB on Jul 29, 2016

City of God and Favela Kings

Feathers, drums, whistles, skin - it's Carnival in Rio.  Prior to Lent every year, the "City of God" breaks out into celebration with one of the most famous of Brazilian holidays.  People around the city regularly practice all year for the...
by Bryan Pinkall's World of Opera on Jul 28, 2016

Brazil federal tax collection down sharply in June

Brazil collected 98.129 billion reais ($30 billion) in federal taxes in June, the government said on Thursday, down 7.14 percent from a year earlier when adjusted for inflation.
by TaxWorldWeb on Jul 28, 2016

Native Empire, Diverse Creativity

The days are counting down and I am moving at an ever increasing pace.  Cars honk, vendors yell, flags whip, sweat pours - time is quickly running out, and I have blisters on my toes.  In the rehearsal tents, dancers and actors with colored...
by Bryan Pinkall's World of Opera on Jul 27, 2016

Klasemen & Jadwal Sepakbola Olimpiade Rio Brasil 2016 Lengkap

Olimpiade Rio 2016 – Salah satu cabang yang sangat bergengsi di semua cabang olahraga di dunia adalah sepakbola, meskipun cabang ini hanya menyumbang 1 medali pada perhitungan medali di olimpiade, akan tetapi adu gengsi antar negara dan tim men...
by kreasitekno.co on Jul 27, 2016

Blue Earth

Rio feels very European, but as one kind local mentioned to me about her street stand, "We work when we want to, we're happier that way."  And yes, Brazilians are very happy, joyful people and have been quick to share that joy.  Especially...
by Bryan Pinkall's World of Opera on Jul 26, 2016

The Simple Pyramid

Hello again from Rio!  Today, I had a brief meeting at the Cathedral downtown.  Brazil is the world's largest catholic country, and you may be surprised with one of it's largest churches.Rio Cathedral Inside Rio CathedralBell TowerThis...
by Bryan Pinkall's World of Opera on Jul 25, 2016

Lifelong heartache, care ahead for US babies born with Zika

Zika's littlest victims could suffer from microcephaly as well as other birth defects that may not be immediately apparent, including vision defects, hearing problems and seizure disorders. Photo/AP At least 12 babies in the United States have...

Brazil deploys over 60,000 troops to Rio de Janeiro for 2016 Olympic Games

Brazilian army special forces participate in the ceremony to present the integrated security forces deployed for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (AFP photo)...

The World's Pilgrimage

Seemingly to bless our feet in the pilgrimage, shimmering clouds of silvery granite dust swirl around the many feet and pathways, guiding our way toward the top of the mountain.  Strange fruits grow on the trees within a truly urban jungle where...
by Bryan Pinkall's World of Opera on Jul 24, 2016

The List of Olympic Apple Watch Bands you Will Need to Travel to Brazil For

They will retail for R$329 (US$100), and the only way to get your hands on one is to travel to Brazil. The Olympic Apple watch bands look really cool and I think a lot of people would like to own one to represent their country. The bands reference th...
by AppWatchWear on Jul 24, 2016


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