Tag Archives: Rio

Danger on the River in Brazil: – Not Huckleberry Finn

Most know I love Brazil. My knowledge is, however, peripheral.  That is, from Rio south to Porto Alegre.  Brazil is big.  There is a lot to see between Rio and Porto Alegre – a lot.  It’s like looking at a … Continue reading

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Obama Nails “Chiado” In Rio!

Na Cidade Maravilhosa Obama Fala http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_xhwpiQ6DQ Portuguese is not an easy language (ask any Spaniard), but in his speech to the people of Rio, Obama captured the soul of the Rio idiom.  Cariocas talk funny.  The most prominent thing about … Continue reading

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