Brazilian Military

With no Enemies in Sight, Brazil Eyes Defense Boom
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-03-01/with-no-enemies-in-sight-brazil-eyes-defense-boom-dom-phillips.html

What is Brazil's Army For?
http://www.economist.com/blogs/americasview/2010/09/brazils_military

Why Brazil signed a military agreement with the U.S.
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Americas/2010/0413/Why-Brazil-signed-a-military-agreement-with-the-US

U.S.-Brazil Defense Cooperation (White House Fact Sheet)
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/04/09/fact-sheet-us-brazil-defense-cooperation

Brazilian Armed Forces
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazilian_Armed_Forces



Brazil's Political System

Brazilian Politics stands in the way of reforms
http://brazilianbubble.com/opinion-brazilian-politics-stands-in-the-way-of-reforms/

Politics of Brazil
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politics_of_Brazil

List of Brazilian Political Parties
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_political_parties_in_Brazil



Brazilian Portuguese

My Portuguese language YouTube playlist
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD5F5B2D22FA8BAC6

Portuguese New Testament
http://www.biblegateway.com/versions/index.php?action=getVersionInfo&vid=176
Mark chapter 1
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Marcos+1&version=VFL

The 10 best resources for achieving fluency in Portuguese
http://hackingportuguese.com/the-best-portuguese-resources-on-and-off-the-web/

Portuguese for Spanish speakers
http://hackingportuguese.com/portuguese-for-spanish-speakers/



Brazilian Music

Bossa Nova
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bossa_nova

Forget The Bossa Nova, Brazil Is Now The Country Of Electronic Music
http://www.forbes.com/sites/andersonantunes/2012/02/27/forget-the-bossa-nova-brazil-is-now-the-country-of-electronic-music/

Samba
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samba_%28Brazilian_dance%29

Forró
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forr%C3%B3

Long-Lost Trove of Music Connects Brazil to Its Roots
[Go to Repentistas]
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/25/arts/music/25braz.html?pagewanted=all



Brazilian Food

Brazilian Cuisine
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazilian_cuisine

A Brazilian Menu - Recipes For Traditional Brazilian Foods
http://southamericanfood.about.com/od/exploresouthamericanfood/tp/BrazilianMenu.htm

Recipe for Coxinha
On our private wiki page "Food"

Your suggestions for Brazilian restaurants:

Green Field Churrascaria (Azusa)
http://greenfieldsteakhouse.com/contactus.html

Porto Alegre Brazilian Steakhouse (Pasadena)
http://portoalegre-churrascaria.com/

Gauchos Village (Glendale)
http://gauchosvillage.com/

Pampas Grill (Culver City)
http://www.pampas-grill.com/



Soccer

Top Brazilian Professional Soccer League
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campeonato_Brasileiro_S%C3%A9rie_A

Globo.com [scores at bottom of page]
http://www.globo.com/

Teams/Stadiums/City:

Fluminense [FLU:acronym used by Globo.com]
Estádio Olímpico João Havelange
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro

Vasco da Gama VAS
Estádio Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro

Botafogo BOT
Estádio Olímpico João Havelange
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro

Flamengo FLA
Estádio Olímpico João Havelange
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro

Atlético Mineiro CAM
Estádio Raimundo Sampaio
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais

Cruzeiro CRU
Estádio Raimundo Sampaio
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais

Grêmio GRE
Estádio Olímpico Monumental
Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul

International INT
Estádio José Pinheiro Borba (Beira-Rio)
Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul

São Paulo SPO
Estádio Cícero Pompeu de Toledo (Morumbi)
São Paulo, São Paulo

Corinthians COR
Estádio Municipal Paulo Machado de Carvalho
São Paulo, São Paulo

Palmeiras PAL
Estádio Municipal Paulo Machado de Carvalho
São Paulo, São Paulo

Portuguesa POR
Estádio Dr. Oswaldo Teixeira Duarte
São Paulo, São Paulo

Ponte Preta PON
Estádio Moisés Lucarelli
Campinas, São Paulo

Santos SAN
Estádio Urbano Caldeira
Santos, São Paulo

Coritiba CFC
Estádio Major Antônio Couto Pereira
Curitiba, Paraná

Náutico NAU
Estádio Eládio de Barros Carvalho
Recife, Pernambuco

Sport Recife SPT
Estádio Adelmar da Costa Carvalho
Recife, Pernambuco

Bahia BAH
Estádio Governador Roberto Santos
Salvador de Bahia, Bahia

Figueirense FIG
Estádio Orlando Scarpelli
Florianópolis, Santa Catarina

Atlético-GO ACG
Estádio do Governo do Estado de Goiás (Serra Dourada)
Goiânia, Goiás

Several FIFA World Cup cities

Rio
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/destination/cities/city=1141/profile.html

Sao Paulo
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/destination/cities/city=1047/profile.html

Recife
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/destination/cities/city=6099/profile.html

Salvador
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/destination/cities/city=50071/profile.html

Belo Horizonte
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/destination/cities/city=6783/profile.html

Curitiba
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/destination/cities/city=35400/profile.html

Porto Alegre
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/destination/cities/city=1140/profile.html



Department Stores

Lojas Americanas
http://www.americanas.com.br/

Daslu (Sao Paulo)
http://www.daslu.com.br/



Travel

Flights to Rio/Sao Paulo around $1,000 round trip

Flight time 16 hours/6600 miles

Rio is 5 hours ahead of Los Angeles

Weather in Rio
http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/BRXX0201

Exchange rate of the Brazilian Real (2) to US dollar (1)
http://themoneyconverter.com/USD/BRL.aspx

Frommer's Brazil
http://www.frommers.com/destinations/brazil/

Fodor's Brazil
http://www.fodors.com/world/south-america/brazil/

Rio de Janeiro

Frommer's Rio
http://www.frommers.com/destinations/riodejaneiro/

Fodor's Rio
http://www.fodors.com/world/south-america/brazil/rio-de-janeiro/

Rio Times (newspaper)
http://riotimesonline.com/




Rio Hotels:

Copacabana Palace
http://www.fivestaralliance.com/luxury-hotels/rio-de-janeiro/copacabana-palace
http://www.copacabanapalace.com/web/orio/copacabana_palace.jsp

Hotel Fasano de Rio de Janeiro
http://www.fasano.com.br/hotelaria/hotel/2

Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana
http://www.fivestaralliance.com/luxury-hotels/rio-de-janeiro/sofitel-rio-de-janeiro-copacabana
http://www.sofitel.com/gb/hotel-1988-sofitel-rio-de-janeiro-copacabana/index.shtml

Royal Tulip Rio de Janeiro [formerly InterContinental]
http://www.fivestaralliance.com/4star-hotels/rio-de-janeiro/royal-tulip-rio-de-janeiro

JW Marriott Hotel Rio
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/riomc-jw-marriott-hotel-rio-de-janeiro/

Sheraton Rio
http://www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=255

Mercure Rio de Janeiro Leblon
http://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-3469-mercure-rio-de-janeiro-leblon-hotel/index.shtml

Caesar Park Rio Ipanema
http://www.caesar-park.com/en/rio-de-janeiro/hotel-rio-de-janeiro-ipanema

Sao Paulo

Frommer's Sao Paulo
http://www.frommers.com/destinations/saopaulo/

Fodor's Sao Paolo
http://www.fodors.com/world/south-america/brazil/sao-paulo/

You Will Love São Paulo. (Please?)
http://frugaltraveler.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/23/you-will-love-so-paulo-please/?hpw

Sao Paolo Hotels:

Fasano Sao Paulo
http://www.fasano.com.br/hotelaria/hotel/1

Emiliano
http://www.emiliano.com.br/2012/

Sofitel Sao Paulo Ibirapuera
http://www.fivestaralliance.com/luxury-hotels/sao-paulo/sofitel-sao-paulo-ibirapuera

InterContinental
http://www.fivestaralliance.com/luxury-hotels/sao-paulo/intercontinental-sao-paulo
http://www.intercontinental.com/intercontinental/en/gb/locations/overview/saopaulo

Grand Hyatt Sao Paulo
http://saopaulo.grand.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels-saopaulo-grand/index.jsp

Hilton Sao Paulo Morumbi
http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/sp/hilton-sao-paulo-morumbi-SAOMOHH/index.html

Food: Best Feijoada: Bolinha in Sao Paulo
http://brazilianguru.com/best-feijoada-bolinha-in-sao-paulo/
http://www.bolinha.com.br/