Penn State journalists in Brazil
Juliana Brandao was raised a die-hard soccer fan. Eleven tattoos glorifying Fluminense, a club team in Rio de Janeiro, adorn her body. But when she was asked about the prospects for Brazil’s proud national team at the 2014 World Cup to be held ...
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Contacting spirits is at the center of Umbanda, a uniquely Brazilian religion that blends African slave traditions and strains of spiritism with the more familiar shapes and symbols of Roman Catholicism.
Crowded slum communities are becoming unlikely stops for visitors looking to get a glimpse of life beyond the bars and beaches in Brazil's tourist hotspot.
When 19-year-old Paloma Cristina Terra's boyfriend, Felipe, left her, she was terrified. Five months pregnant at the time, she had no idea how she'd support herself. Like many young women from Rio de Janeiro's poorest slums, she'd dropped out of school in sixth grade and never held a job.
Born among the poor in the shantytowns of Rio de Janeiro and spread throughout the country, Brazil’s funk carioca carries messages of struggle, love and revolution.
Activists in Brazil fear that rising costs and waning government support are imperiling the country’s innovative national anti-AIDS program.