Volkswagen production center in São Bernardo do Campo - Brazil.

Volkswagen asks historian to research role under Brazil dictatorship

German automaker Volkswagen AG says it has commissioned a historian to research its role during Brazil's 1964-1985 military dictatorship. Volkswagen has faced accusations that it collaborated with the military regime and drew up black lists...
Floating Containers community in Copenhagen

Floating Shipping Containers May be Copenhagen’s Answer to Affordable Housing

The first batch of units will rent for $600 a month. The design startup Urban Rigger has just launched the first iteration of a novel solution for the housing crunch facing many of the world’s...
Brazilian girls at the beach in Copacabana

Brazilian people traits and other inheritances

In this post I will explain to you: Some curiosities and funny facts regarding the inheritances from our Portuguese colonizers The following is a list I compiled with just a few colonial inheritances which are still...
Copenhagen, Denmark

This country has figured out the only way to save the American Dream

There's only one thing that can save the American Dream, and that's socialism. That, at least, is what economists Rasmus Landerso and James Heckman found when they looked at what's supposed to be the real land of...

How Brazil compares to other countries in terms of area, population and human development

These maps were made by Roberto Rocco with data from 2008. Brazilian States compared to closest country by Area:       Brazilian States compared to closest country by Population:     Brazilian States compared to closest country by Human Development Index (HDI):
Bicycles outnumber cars for the first time in Copenhagen.

Two-wheel takeover: bikes outnumber cars for the first time in Copenhagen

Bicycle sensors in Copenhagen clocked a new record this month: there are now more bikes than cars in the heart of the city. In the last year, 35,080 more bikes have joined the daily...
Students at Finnish education

Finland to become world’s first country to get rid of all school subjects

Finland’s education system is considered among the finest in the world, as the country produces some of the world’s most intelligent and evolved students. What deserves the greatest attention, however, is the minimalist approach the Finnish...

See you at the Olympics?

It is no coincidence that Brazil has the honor of being the first South American country chosen to host the Olympic Games. Brazil has a worldwide reputation for having one of the most diverse and...
The Brazilian art of Capoeira

Brazil’s capoeira gets Unesco status

A Unesco representative said defining capoeira as "intangible cultural heritage" would help Brazil preserve the tradition. Capoeira was originally created by African slaves to keep their fighting skills alive, disguising it a dance. It is performed...

Danish Beers in Brazil

Midtfyns Bryghus has just exported its first container to Brazil alongside Indslev. Sure, much more is coming in the near future. Bruno de Luca, a famous Brazilian Tv presenter, has recently traveled to Denmark and had...
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