Posts by : Craig Smith

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Brazil based, London trained architect and writer. Louis studied Political Science before moving to Architecture. Louis has been studying, thinking and writing about Brazil for over 10 years. Specialist areas of interest include Brazilian economic development and urban issues.
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SESC Pompeia is a cultural centre in the east zone of São Paulo, designed by the architect Lina Bo Bardi, and opened in 1982. The …

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Kenneth Rapoza is the senior emerging markets correspondent for Forbes in New York. He is a former staff correspondent for Dow Jones/Wall Street Journal …

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Brasil today sits at a rare turning point for any country. Despite the furore surrounding the Petrobras scandal and the water crisis in São …

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Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho, known simply as Oscar Niemeyer was born December 15 1907. Niemeyer’s work dominated Brasil’s 20th Century architecture …

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Podem me prender, podem me bater / Podem até deixar-me sem comer / Que eu não mudo de opinião They could arrest me, they …

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Lina Bo Bardi is revered in Brasil as one of the country’s greatest architects and December sees the 100th anniversary of her birth. Her …

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Neither is it the right angle, which attracts me, nor the straight line, hard, inflexible, made by men. What attracts me is the curve, …

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Dilma Rousseff is often regarded as a great unknown outside of Brasil but she has been an active force in official politics since the …

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The complexities of contemporary Brazil can be difficult to understand at the best of times. The editors at Brasil Wire have put together a primer …

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by Louis Smith Brazil’s internal consumer market is the frequent topic of a lot of hand-wringing and disdain from both the financial media and people …