Living in Brazil
Key Expatriate Websites and Resources
|Featured Articles on Living, Working, Studying, Traveling, and Volunteering in Brazil
| Art and Culture in Brazil
Brazilian Music Links, thebml.com, provides information about Brazilian musicians, from Adriana Calcanhotto to Zizi Possi; includes some song lyrics and music streams.
BrazilBrazil, www.brazilbrazil.com, has information about Brazilian culture, travel, business, art, sports and history.
Brazzil, www.brazzil.com, is an e-zine with a lot of articles, links and information about Brazilian culture, art, politics, economy etc., and also has its own forum, so readers can share opinions.
MariaBrazil, www.maria-brazil.org, the 'Home of Brazilian Culture on the Web' is a great resource with a lot of useful cultural information about Brazil
| Business and Economy in Brazil
The Economist is a British weekly newsmagazine reporting on the global economy, politics etc. The Country Briefings, compiled for 60 countries by the Economist Intelligence Unit, provides extensive economic and political data, as well as links to articles. Take a look at the Brazil Country Briefing.
Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), www.ftaa-alca.org, provides information updates, analyses, and opinions about the proposed free trade zone.
BOVESPA, São Paulo Stock Exchange, www.bovespa.com.br (English version available).
| Expatriate Websites and Resources for Brazil
Americans Living in Brazil, groups.yahoo.com/group/americanslivinginbrazil, is an online discussion group for those living or planning on living in Brazil, where members share their experiences and advice.
BrazilMax, www.brazilmax.com, the 'Hip Guide to Brazil', is an informative e-zine with articles, links and info about Brazil.
Expat Exchange is one of the most extensive expatriate sites online, providing a wealth of resources and articles, as well as a forum.The site has a few useful articles and links about Brazil.
Expatriates.com is an online community for expatriates, has a section on Brazil, with classified ads, links, and a bulletin board.
Gringoes, www.gringoes.com, is an English language guide to Brazil. Lots of useful information for those planing on living in Brazil and a good resource for meeting up with other foreigners.
Network for Living Abroad provides miscellaneous information and articles to expatriates for a variety of countries, including Brazil.
| Government and International Organizations
Brazilian Tourism Office, www.braziltourism.org. Brazil Information Center, 2141 Wisconsin Ave NW Suite E-2, Washington, DC 20007. Toll-free: (800) 7BRAZIL (800 -727-2945); firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brazilian Tourism Portal, www.turismo.gov.br, by the Ministry of Tourism, provides a lot of information for visitors to Brazil.
IBGE, (Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística), the Brazilian Institute for Geography and Statistics, www1.ibge.gov.br, provides in depth data about Brazil for those interested in up-to-date numbers regarding all aspects of Brazilian society. (English version available).
A little dry, but potentially useful to expatriates and visitors is the Foreign Consumer Guide, www.mj.gov.br/Estrangeiros/guia_eng.pdf, published by the Ministry of Justice, www.mj.gov.br/, which lists rights and responsibilities in regard to consumption of goods and services in Brazil.
Permanent Mission of Brazil to the United Nations, www.un.int/brazil/ provides general information about culture, politics and the economy, as well as a variety of useful links.
United Nations Development Programme in Brazil provides information about UN projects on democratic governance, social development, environment and sustainable development, and more and publishes the annual Human Development report for Brazil.
O Estado de São Paulo,
Folha de São Paulo
Revista Isto É
Jornal do Commercio
Brazzilmag.com, www.brazzilmag.com, is the sister site of Brazzil, www.brazzil.com, but focuses more on breaking news from and about Brazil.
Kidon Media Link is an online directory of world newspapers and news media, has an extensive listing of news media in Brazil.
| Recommended Reading on Brazil
Passport Brazil: Your Pocket Guide to Brazilian Business, Customs and Etiquette by Elizabeth Ann Herrington
Culture Shock! Brazil: A Guide to Customs and Etiquette by Volker Poelzl
Brazil Insight Guides
The Rough Guide to Brazil by David Cleary, Oliver Marshall, Dilwyn Jenkins
Lonely Planet Brazil by Regis St. Louis, Andrew Draffen, et al.
Capoeira and Candomble: Conformity And Resistance In Brazi by Floyd Merrell
The Brazilian People: The Formation and Meaning of Brazil by Darcy Ribeiro
Eat Smart in Brazil, How to Decipher the Menu, Know the Market Foods & Embark on a Tasting Adventure by Joan and David Peterson
A Concise History of Brazil by Boris Fausto
The Brazil Reader: History, Culture, Politics by Robert M. Levine, and John J., Crocitti (editors)
Samba by Alma Guillermoprieto
The Brazilian Sound: Samba, Bossa Nova, and the Popular Music of Brazil by Chris McGowan and Ricardo Pessanha
Death Without Weeping: The Violence of Everyday Life in Brazil by Nancy Scheper-Hughes
Travelers' Tales, Brazil by Annette Haddad and Scott Doggett (editors)
| Travel Information for Brazil
Brazilian Tourism Portal, www.braziltour.com, by the Ministry of Tourism, provides a lot of information for visitors to Brazil.
BrazilMax, www.brazilmax.com offers a "hip" view on Brazil, while presenting wide-ranging information on ecotourism and other forms of responsible travel. The site hosted by Bill Hinchberger also features many excellent articles on Brazilian music and culture. In both English and Portuguese.
|Fodor's provides destination guides for most countries in Central and South America, including Brazil.
|Frommer also offers destination guides for countries worldwide, with a section on Central and South America, including Brazil.
|Geographia.com provides travel destination guides to over 75 countries,with information about culture, history, travel stories, and more. The site has a section on Latin America, including Brazil.
|GORPtravel.com is a directory of adventure travel outfitters and tours. The site has a section on South America, including Brazil.
|Gringoes, www.gringoes.com, is an English language guide to Brazil. Lots of useful information for those planing on living in Brazil and a good resource for meeting up with other foreigners.
|Lonely Planet Worldguide provides a lot of useful travel information, with a section on South America, including Brazil.
|Viva Brasil, www.vivabrazil.com, contains a lot of information about Brazil, including a short history of the country and its people, a clickable map and useful links to other sites.