Who are the champions?

Posted in // English, news 09 April 2015

Relaunched interactive web documentary

Who are the champions?

On April 8, 2015, Submarine Channel relaunched their interactive web documentary Who Are The Champions? – an ongoing investigation into the impact of the FIFA World Cup on the people who live and work in the immediate vicinity of World Cup stadiums. What is the economic, social and cultural impact of such an event?

Holambra

Posted in // news, English, culture 19 March 2015

by Tanja te Beek, translation to English by Marijn Moltzer

Holambra

In preview of the tour of Fanfarra Amigos de Holambra (Fanfare ‘Friends of Holambra’) through the Netherlands planned for this April, we’re publishing this article previously released in Dutch in our printed magazine, edition number 40, June 2011.
The whole of Brazil cried when the Divine Canaries lost to Holland in the quarter finals of the World Cup on 3 July 2010. The whole of Brazil? Correction: one small village bravely resisted the wave of grief and celebrated the defeat as a victory. Its streets filled with people in orange strip or in Dutch traditional costume. It celebrated the Dutch victory with sauerkraut and sausage.

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.

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