Brazil Archive

The Shifting Crime Scene in Brazil

Rio de Janeiro is getting safer. Is that the whole story though? NPR has been running some excellent Morning Edition reports this week specifically focused on violence in Latin America. Travel publications and news outlets both tend to either ignore or over-hype the crime situation in various places, but we try to keep it real […]

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News of the Month From Latin America – May, 2013

The news out of Latin America is seldom boring. There’s always something going on in this vast region worth talking about. Here are some of the more unusual or noteworthy tidbits from the recent news. Toilet paper shortage in Venezuela It’s one thing to hear about the effects of socialism on a country’s economy, quite […]

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Tourism News From Latin America – January 2013

On this luxury travel blog we’re usually pointing to new hotel reviews, tour stories, or high-end real estate round-ups. Sometimes we’ll sip some tequila or rum. There’s always a lot going on under the radar in the tourism world though, so here’s an update on some travel news. We’ve reviewed Mexico’s Interjet airline in the […]

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Are There Any Microbrews in Latin America?

Pity the poor beer connoisseur heading to Latin America. In many countries, one brand dominates. In others there are several labels—all brewed by the same company. In general it’s a sea of light lagers meant to be served very cold on a hot day. Mexico has long brewed some of the best beers around, but […]

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Our Latest Tour Feature: Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

There are some destinations in a country that few foreigners seem to know about, but mention the name to a local and it’s like a secret password. You’ll get a smile and a big dose of envy that you’ve gone or are about to go. Our writer found that Fernando de Noronha is a prime […]

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Makenna in Brazil – A Thoroughly Modernist Beach Resort

As our reviewer says in the intro to our rundown on Makenna Resort in the Bahia region of Brazil, this is not your typical rustic beach hotel. While most of them—even the most expensive—are casual to the point of rustic, Makenna is unabashedly modernist, with every angle looking like it could jump off the pages […]

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