Tag Archive: São Paulo


Young People Inspired By Libertarianism, Conservative Free-Market Ideals Push For Change In Brazil

 

 

 

 

    Above is a video of the demonstration for those that understand Portuguese and much more may be found here and here .

 

 

” Microphone in hand and standing atop the sound truck, the raspy-voiced protest leader jabbed his finger into the air shouting for the ouster of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, igniting wild cheers from the crowd below him.

” What Lula and Dilma have done shouldn’t just result in their being banned from politics. It should result in them being in jail!” Kim Kataguiri yelled, denouncing Rousseff and her predecessor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.” 

 

 

 

 

” The March 15 demonstration was the largest Sao Paulo had seen in more than three decades, since 1984 protests demanding democratic elections after a long dictatorship.

  But more surprising than the crowd of more than 200,000, according to the Datafolha polling and statistics agency, was the fact it was being led by Kataguiri, a skinny, 19-year-old college dropout, and other young Brazilian activists inspired by libertarianism and conservative free-market ideals.

  The grandson of Japanese immigrants, Kataguiri is a social media star whose quirky videos skewer Rousseff and the ruling party’s social welfare policies. His ascent as a protest figure has been rapid. Two years ago, when protests erupted across Brazil over corruption and poor public services, Kataguiri was a high schooler who avoided the unrest.”

 

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Brazil’s ‘Miss Bumbum 2014’ Contest Kicks Off Today

 

 

 

 

 

” Most American men will tell you they are either a boob guy or a butt guy. But in Brazil, it’s apparently all about the butt.

  According to Huffington Post, the “Miss Bumbum” competition kicks off today in Sao Paulo with 27 lovely ladies representing Brazil’s 26 states and one federal district hoping to win the country’s annual competition for having the best ass.

  Brazilians have until November to vote online and narrow the field down to 15 for the finals, where the winner will take home roughly $22,000 in endorsement deals and “instant celebrity.”

  For the first time in the competition’s history, twins will be duking it out for the honor of best caboose, as Rafaella and Graziella Fornazieri have both entered the contest.

  Last year’s champion, Dai Macedo , told a French newspaper that to win the title of “Miss Bumbum,” it takes a lot of devotion.

” No nightclubs. No sweets,” Macedo said. “I went to the gym Saturdays and Sundays.”

  Macedo won the title of “Miss Bumbum 2013” after sporting a moneymaker that measured in at 42 inches, proving once again that size does matter.”

 

 

   Read/view more about the 2014 candidates here and be sure to check out our coverage of 2012 and 2013 pageants . Here are some video highlights of years past …

 

 

   The finale from 2012 …

 And the candidates from 2013 …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Brazilian Street Artist Has Created The World Cup’s First Viral Image

 

 

 

Eat A Football

Courtesy of Paulo Ito. https://www.flickr.com/photos/pauloito/13998946669

 

 

” On May 10, Brazilian artist Paulo Ito posted this mural on the doors of a schoolhouse in São Paulo’s Pompeia district. Less than a week later, it has become an international sensation, drawing huge attention on Facebook. It has also taken off in Brazil—a post on the popular Facebook page TV Revolta has been shared and liked more than 40,000 times.*

  I first saw the image when The Nation’s Dave Zirin posted it on Twitter. The portrait of a weeping, starving Brazilian child with nothing to eat but a soccer ball is so simple and evocative that you don’t need to know much about Brazil to wrap your head around it. All you have to understand is that despite massive gains made over the past decade, poverty levels are still appallingly high, and the World Cup is costing the nation billions of dollars that could be spent elsewhere.”

 

A picture really is worth a thousand words , or more .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

… On Brazilian Beach To Warn Son To Get Out Of Water

 

Published on Jan 16, 2014

” A mother was killed in front of her family when she was struck by lightning on a Brazilian beach.
Rosangela Biavati a 36-year-old married mother of one, died instantly when she was hit by the bolt of electricity during a trip to Guaruja, a popular seaside resort on the coast of Sao Paulo.

  The first photograph shows the victim heading towards the water with outstretched arms as she warns her 11-year-old son to get out of the sea because of the gathering storm overhead. The next image captures the electrical discharge streaking down.

  A Mitsubishi pickup obscures the moment the bolt hits the woman as she steps towards the water’s edge but the tragic outcome is clearly evident in the following image in the sequence of shots.

  Three men, including the victim’s husband who is wearing white swimming trucks, drag her lifeless body onto the beach.

  According to Rosângela’s husband, his wife had gone to tell his son and nephews, who were swimming in the sea, to get out because of the bad weather.

  As she stepped into the water she was hit by a single bolt of lightning.

‘ The weather started to close in and we decided to leave. I was putting our bags into the car, and the kids were on the beach.

‘ The next minute my wife was lying on the floor. I received a mild shock,’ said a distraught Leandro Lopes Santos.

  The victim’s brother Elias Biavati added: ‘When I saw my sister she was already lying on the ground and people were trying to revive her by massaging her heart.’

  According to the Biavati, another sister who was standing near to Roseangela when the lightning struck received a black eye.

‘ We are in a state of shock. My brother-in-law is devastated by the sudden death of his wife. We can’t believe how it happened – it could have been any one of us,’ the victim’s brother said. 

  A total of 13 members, all from the same family, had gone to the beach for the day. They arrived at midday but by 3pm the sunny weather had changed as storm clouds gathered and the weather became overcast and the atmosphere heavy.

  Café owner Arionaldo Garrido, who was on the beach, said he quickly realised something was wrong. 

‘ We had taken our tables inside because we could see a storm was coming. Several rays had already flashed across the sky and streaked down,’ he recalled. 

‘ Suddenly we heard a loud bang and saw several people running. We knew that something terrible had happened. It’s a real tragedy for the family who have lost a wife and mother.’ 

  Climatologist Rodolfo Bonafim, from environmental organisation Friends of Water, said that the lightning bolts are common around this time of year.

‘ There is a high incidence of lightning now because of an increase in heat and humidity. It’s more concentrated at this time during the summer than at other times in the year because the humidity is higher.

‘ The seaside area is also a region bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, making it a perfect zone for this type of inclement weather,’ he said. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biggest Protests In 20 Years Sweep Brazil

 

 

 

” As many as 200,000 demonstrators marched through the streets of Brazil’s biggest cities on Monday in a swelling wave of protest tapping into widespread anger at poor public services, police violence and government corruption.

The marches, organized mostly through snowballing social media campaigns, blocked streets and halted traffic in more than a half-dozen cities, including Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte and Brasilia, where demonstrators climbed onto the roof of Brazil’s Congress building and then stormed it.

Monday’s demonstrations were the latest in a flurry of protests in the past two weeks that have added to growing unease over Brazil’s sluggish economy, high inflation and a spurt in violent crime.”