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Featured Articles on Living, Working, Studying, Traveling, and Volunteering in Brazil
Living in Brazil Living in Brazil, the Land of Samba: You Get What You Give by John Clites
The 2015 Expatriate Writing Contest winner writes about his experience making the move to Brazil. John also provides advice for any expat making a transition abroad.
Teaching English and Living in Brazil Teaching English and Living in Brazil by John Clites
There is a very high demand for English teachers in Brazil, and that demand will only increase in the foreseeable future. Demand is fueled by a number of factors: flourishing tourism, expanding international trade, a burgeoning oil and gas industry, and the looming World Cup and Olympic Games...
Safety in Brazil: Image and Reality by John Clites
Working Abroad in Brazil: What Makes Brazil Attractive? by Volker Poelzl
Teaching English In Brazil: Not An Impossible Dream by Robert La Bua
Living Abroad With a Family in Bahia, Brazil  by Eleanor Stanford
Living in Rio de Janeiro by Tom Thumb
Work in Brazil: Artisanal Work Offers Financial and Cultural Rewards by Sonya Angelica Diehn
Volunteer Work in Brazil: How to Embark on a Meaningful South American Adventure by Volker Poelzl
Volunteer in Rio de Janeiro with Volunteer Adventures by Hannah Allen-Yeager
Helping Underprivileged Children Of Lençois: A Volunteer Project in the Chapada Diamantina Region of Brazil by Senior Contributing Editor Lies Ouwerkerk
Studying Portuguese in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil by Lies Ouwerkerk
Stay in a Safe Rio de Janeiro Favela: A Unique Bed and Breakfast is Transformed in Tavares Bastos by Lies Ouwerkerk
Rio’s Favelas: Take a Walking Tour with a Local Program by Jim Kane
Responsible Travel in Brazil: Visitors Join the Race to Save the Amazon by Volker Poelzl
Brazil Beyond the Beach by Volker Poelzl
Honey Island: A Brazilian Eco-Friendly Destination as Sweet as its Name by Dan Moore
The Other Brazilian Vacation: Studying the Jaguar in the Pantanal with Earthwatch by Marsha Johnston 
Volunteer Teaching in Brazil by Natalie Andrews
Brazil’s World Apart by Philippe Lavoipierre
The Best Ways to Enjoy "Incomparable" Rio de Janeiro by Nicole Rosenleaf Ritter
Living Festivals: Getting Into the Local Spirit by Jim Kane

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 Art and Culture in Brazil

BrazilBrazil,, has information about Brazilian culture, travel, business, art, sports and history.

Brazzil,, 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,, the "Home of Brazilian Culture on the Web" is a great resource with a lot of useful cultural information about Brazil

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 Business and Economy in Brazil

Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA),, provides information updates, analyses, and opinions about the proposed free trade zone.

BOVESPA, São Paulo Stock Exchange, (English version available).

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 Expatriate Websites and Resources for Brazil

BrazilMax provides wide-ranging information on life in Brazil, cultural events, and ecotourism. The site hosted by Bill Hinchberger also features many articles on Brazilian music and culture. In both English and Portuguese. has a section on Brazi as part of its web of sites. is an online community for expatriates, has a section on Brazil, with classified ads, links, and a bulletin board.

Gringoes 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.

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 News and Media in Brazil

Globo Online

Folha de São Paulo

Jornal do Commercio

Zero Hora


Brazzil, in English, focuses on news from and about Brazil.

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 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.

Fodor's Brazil

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)

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 Travel Information for Brazil
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.
Lonely Planet Worldguide provides a lot of useful travel information, with a section on South America, including Brazil.

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