On (roof)top of Malnutrition

Posted in // English, news 19 February 2015

By Elise Roodenberg, translation to English by Nora den Oude

On (roof)top of Malnutrition

The roofs of the favela’s in Rio de Janeiro are the new answer to malnutrition. Dutch students from the University of Van Hall Larenstein in Velp are trying to bring vegetables and fruit to the poor favela inhabitants with their new FoodRoofs. We’re visiting the first pilot garden in Cantagalo, a favela behind the rich beach area of Copacabana.

Brazil groans under heat and drought

Posted in // English, news 25 January 2015

Via Link2Brazil, translation to English by Nancy Vosveld

Brazil groans under heat and drought

While the roads in the lowlands are slippery because of snow and ice, Brazilians continue to groan under the blazing sun with temperatures that can locally reach 40 degrees Celsius or more. It’s only the question who in this case is seen as the enviable one. After all, it is not just a hot summer with sunbathers on exotic beaches anymore, it has reached a level where Brazil has been tormented by one of the worst droughts in history.

B2B - Joga Capoeira, end of the year update from Mestre Acordeon

Posted in // English, capoeira 27 December 2014

sent notice

B2B - Joga Capoeira, end of the year update from Mestre Acordeon

On July 2013 we posted a notice which we received via email by the Capoeira Arts Foundation. It was regarding the crowdfunding for a remarkable new project by founding Mestre Acordeon, Capoeira pioneer in the United States.
The project named B2B - Joga Capoeira, involved an introspective and fundraising journey by bicycle from Berkely, California to Bahia, Brazil.
Of course we followed this one year trip of and on via the project's facebookpage.
Now we're posting the notice we received during the holidays with links to some of the footage gathered on this journey, still as a work in progress.

Military Dictatorship: The Final Report

Posted in // English, news 10 December 2014

Via Link2Brazil, translation to English by Marijn Moltzer

Military Dictatorship: The Final Report

Today, president Dilma Rousseff received the final report on Brazil’s dictatorship. It had taken the Comissão Nacional de Verdade (CNV) [National Truth Commission] two years and seven months to complete. The report states that 434 people died or disappeared as a result of Brazil’s military dictatorship between 1964 and 1985.

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