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    Dia Sem Carro

    Friday, September 21st, 2007

    Tomorrow, Saturday 22 September, is World Carfree Day.
    The annual event begun in France in 1998 and now worldwide, is intended as a day when everyone leaves their car at home and utilizes public transport, walks or rides a bicycle.
    The resulting quiet, lack of traffic congestion and cleaner air is intended to make people reflect on […]

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    Improving Water and Sanitation in Minas Gerais / Melhorar tratamento de água e esgoto em Minas

    Tuesday, July 10th, 2007

    Synopsis in English: The Sanitation Company of Minas Gerais (Companhia de Saneamento de Minas Gerais – Copasa), the third largest water and sanitation firm in Brazil, just announced that it has obtained financing to improve water distribution and sewage systems for 26 municipalities in the state from two sources. The first, involving R$180 […]

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    Brazilian Attitudes About Cancer / Opinião dos Brasileiros Sobre o Câncer

    Friday, June 1st, 2007

    Synopsis in English: As part of its celebration of the 70th anniversary of its founding, Brazil’s National Cancer Institute (INCA) has released the results of a May survey of 2,100 Brazilians 16 or older in seven state capitals — Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais – MG), Florianópolis (Santa Catarina – SC), Goiânia (Goiás – GO), João […]

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    Do Tobacco Ad Bans Reduce Smoking Among Youth? Results of a Brazilian Study

    Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

    In the most recent print edition of the international scientific journal Addictive Behaviors is an article* by researchers at the Federal University of São Paulo (Unifesp) about the impact of advertising on the smoking behavior of Brazilian youth aged 11-18. [An electronic version of the article was posted in November.] Although the researchers […]

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    Trash Photos IX: A Very Special Fashion Show

    Saturday, December 9th, 2006

    The picture at right is from a fashion show now underway in Belo Horizonte (capital of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais) for dresses, pants, blouses and accessories.
    Why is it featured here?
    Look closer.  The dress that first model is wearing is made from used telephone calling cards stitched together.  In fact, all the fashions on […]

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