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Latin Post

Ride the Waves: Top 4 Surfing Sites in South America
Latin Post
The best place for surfing in Brazil is in Santa Catarina. Florianópolis is the town's capital and its beauty has always been compared to Hawaii. The shoreline usually offers 20 breaks overspreading a 225-degree swell. Expect bigger bigger swells and ...

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5 Feb 2016 | 4:36 am

Unemployment Affects 12 Brazilian Airports
Prensa Latina
Pilots and officials from airlines are in front of in this forceful measure, which is spread the airports of Congonhas and Guarulhos, in Sao Paulo; Santos Dumont and Galeao (Rio de Janeiro), Brasilia, Porto Alegre, Florianópolis, Curitiba, Salvador ...

3 Feb 2016 | 8:31 am

Airline Staff in Brazil Conduct Two Hour Strike Days Before Carnival
The Rio Times
According to state-run airport administration agency Infraero, landings and take offs came to a halt at airports in Recife, Porto Alegre, São Paulo, Brasília, Salvador, Curitiba, Rio de Janeiro, Florianópolis, Campinas and Fortaleza. Data shows that at ...

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3 Feb 2016 | 5:30 am

Buenos Aires Herald

Brazilian authorities confirm Argentine tourist's body found in Florianopolis
Buenos Aires Herald
The body of Argentine tourist Javier Caballero was found in the coast of Moçambique in Florianopolis. 42-year-old Caballero had gone missing on January 22 along with his two daughters. Authorities of the Florianopolis Legal Medical Institute (IML ...

30 Jan 2016 | 8:16 am


Carnaval In Rio & Throughout Brazil Will Be Spectacular As Ever
Everyone in Brazil is welcome to celebrate Carnaval. In Florianópolis, the fun is open to all; gays, lesbians and supporters head to Magic Island to enjoy a lively street party. In city center, the samba schools parade on the Nego Quirido catwalk. Ouro ...

30 Jan 2016 | 5:30 am

guy laramée carefully carves brazil's lush landscape into found books
Designboom (blog)
after two trips to brazil's serra do corvo branco region, artist guy laramée — inspired by the dramatic topography of the site — has realized a series of nine carved book sculptures that meticulously illustrate the lush natural landscape. 'onde eles ...

28 Jan 2016 | 11:43 am


Confirmed: Newcastle stunned as defender snubs Steve McClaren's advances
“Guilherme Magdalena Siqueira (born April 28th, 1986 in Florianopolis, Brazil), is a proven left back with experience both in La Liga and abroad. “He arrived in Spain in 2010 from Italian side Udinese, joining Granada CF and enjoying three excellent ...

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1 Feb 2016 | 11:02 am

The Daily Cougar

Five things to look forward to this week
The Daily Cougar
Students can experience South American culture like anthropology alum Stefanie Cruz when she got to travel to Florianópolis, Brazil in 2013 through the Learning Abroad program. | Courtesy of Stefanie Cruz. To start of your Monday off right, here are a ...

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1 Feb 2016 | 3:12 am