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6 genres of Brazilian music you should know

6 genres of Brazilian music you should know

LOS ANGELES (BDCi) – One of the most influential and recognizable parts of Brazilian culture is the music. Different styles and sub-genres of music with unique roots and histories can be found all over Brazil, and this list will help you get familiar with some of the most popular ones. 1) Samba Samba is probably...

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Brazil will allow extradition of Irish national

Brazil will allow extradition of Irish national

BRASÍLIA (BDCi) – The Brazilian supreme court has voted to allow the extradition of a fugitive solicitor back to Ireland. Michael Lynn was a small-time lawyer who re-branded himself as a global property tycoon. He fled Ireland in 2007 with debts of 80 million euros. By the time the ex-solicitor’s company Kendar Holdings had unraveled,...

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‘Super bacteria’ in Olympic sailing venue

‘Super bacteria’ in Olympic sailing venue

RIO DE JANEIRO (BDCi) – Scientists in Brazil have found a drug-resistant “super bacteria” in the waters where sailing events will be held for the upcoming 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, the most respected health research institute in Brazil, took samples from various spots along the Carioca River and...

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Olympic mascots’ names revealed

Olympic mascots’ names revealed

RIO DE JANEIRO (BDCi) – The votes are in and the names of the mascots for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games have been chosen. The mascots will be known as Tom and Vinícius, named after the singer-songwriters who wrote “The Girl from Ipanema,” the famous bossa nova classic. The pair of names received 44...

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White & Gold Brazilian New Year’s Eve Party

White & Gold Brazilian New Year’s Eve Party

LOS ANGELES (BDCi) – If you want to experience a real Brazilian party, look no further than this authentically Brazilian white and gold masquerade, presented by Brazilian Nites Productions and Conga Room at L.A. Live. on December 31st. Ano Novo or Reveillon is one of Brazil’s most celebrated holidays. Dressinig in white is preferred, as...

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10 basic phrases to help you in Brazil

10 basic phrases to help you in Brazil

LOS ANGELES (BDCi) – Whether you find yourself in Brazil one day or just want to impress a Brazilian friend, this list of common phrases will teach you the basics for getting by in Brazilian Portuguese, which differs from European Portuguese or the Portuguese spoken in Africa. 1) Oi! The easiest way to greet someone...

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Brazil and China launch satellite together

Brazil and China launch satellite together

TAIYUAN (BDCi) – A satellite designed to observe the Earth has been launched in a joint project by the Brazilian and Chinese governments. The CBERS 4 spacecraft took off on Saturday (6) from the Taiyuan space center in the capital of the northern Shanxi province at 11:26 a.m. local time. A satellite identical to the...