Brazil News and Views

News and opinions on current events from “The Land of the Southern Cross”.

Missionary Andrew and the Secret Trails

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A few days ago, as I was coming home from some activity or another, I noticed a couple people on...

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Where Cashew Nuts Come From

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In our yard God has blessed us with two very fruitful cashew trees. Today my sister-in-law came over to show...

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Travelogue: Ceará or Bust

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Last month I took a trip to Ceará to attend a conference. The trip is 16 hours long, so I...

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Snapshots from Maranhão

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Over the last few weeks I have been particularly prolific on Instagram. In case you missed them, here are some...

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About the Most Recent Brazilian Protests

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Some quick observations: 1. The stated reason for the protest was a reduction in Social Security benefits. Many Brazilians are...

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Guest Report: Ministry in Rio During the Olympics

  Since our arrival in the US we have become accustomed to answering questions about the Summer Olympics in Rio....

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Brazil Protest Roundup

In the course of the past few days I’ve been asked a lot of questions about the current situation in...

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Impunity and Public Outrage: Brazil’s Political Turmoil

With growing interest and some alarm I have been watching the increasingly chaotic political situation in Brazil over the past...

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A Day of Protest in Brazil

A week ago I wrote briefly about the current political climate in Brazil. Today protesters took to the streets in...

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Put Not Your Trust in Princes…or Presidents

October 27, 2002. I was sitting with the Brazilian Bombshell in a Brazilian restaurant in Orlando, FL. It was my...

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