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Next Stop: Festa da Boa Morte – Cachoeira, Bahia, Brazil!

A centuries-old iron bridge connects two of the oldest cities in Brazil: São Felix on one side, and Cachoeira on the other. The Paraguaçu River runs between the two cities. Back in the day, much of the agricultural production of the interior of the state used to be transported...

Tips for Visiting Rio During the 2016 Olympics

The 2016 Olympic Games are fast approaching, with the Opening Ceremony taking place on August 5th, and the Paralympic Games kicking off on September 7th. With a large influx of tourists expected, from Brazil and abroad, travelers interested in attending the games are urged to...

The Diga Brazil Cultural Series

In February 2016, Diga Brazil customers started off the New Year with a great treat. That’s because this year’s Carnaval celebrations begun immediately after the 2nd of February festival of Yemanjá. This indeed was one of those especially rare occasions when our clients were able...

A Fragment of Brazil’s Slavery at Swarthmore College

A fragment of Brazil’s most shameful chapter of its history will be heard through the voices of the great-grandchildren of those who endured the terrifying reality of slavery. On March 17, 2016, Swarthmore College will screen the short documentary film, Of Slaves and...

Consciência Negra: A Legacy of Black Consciousness in Brazil

This 3-day symposium will commemorate Dia da Consciência Negra (Brazilian Day of Black Consciousness) and will focus on themes of race, identity, and black consciousness in Brazil and the African Diaspora. Through interdisciplinary panel discussions, film screenings, lecture,...

The Capital of Happiness

By Prof. Dennis Laumann. This past August I visited Salvador, Brazil’s “Capital of Happiness,” a beautiful, cosmopolitan, dynamic, and historic city along the Atlantic coast. Founded in 1549, Salvador was Brazil’s first capital until 1763 and today it is the country’s third...