Brazil Archive

Mexico vs. Brazil: Economies and Safety

If you’re looking for in-depth and level-headed news coverage, it’s hard to beat the Economist. There was a great article in the August 27 issue on Mexico’s economy, with a look at what’s going right there and how their roller coaster ride compares to that of red-hot Brazil. Read the full article here online. There […]

Luxury Travel News from Latin America – Late Summer 2012

We’re working on some new hotel reviews and luxury real estate features running soon, but meanwhile here’s a look at what others are reporting on for travel and living in Latin America. Here’s the 857th journalist surprised that Colombia feels like a safe place to travel. (OK, I’m just guessing on that number but it […]

Getting Quality Handicrafts the Easy Way

You want to support local artisans when you buy souvenirs, but getting all that stuff home can be a pain. Baggage restrictions and the risk of breakage in transit are serious detriments to bringing back that special piece of pottery, the hand-blown glass, or that intricate wood carving. If you order things online though, it […]

New Review of Casas Brancas in Buzios, Brazil

We’re continuing to beef up our coverage of luxury hotels in Brazil. After all, the country has the World Cup and the Olympics in their future and a booming economy that has been saying, “What world recession?” Our latest new review is Casa Brancas Boutique Hotel & Spa in Búzios. Just two hours north of […]

Scotch Distillers Find a Growth Market in Latin America

New whiskey distilleries are opening up in Scotland and production is revving up at existing ones as sales take off in emerging markets. As with everything, China is driving part of this growth, but did you know sales have increased 44% in Brazil and 25% in Mexico? Ay Chihuahua! That’s according to this story, As […]