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Eclectic yet global brand shows chic, casual separates for summer 2014

DENIM meets delicate lace.

European brand Suiteblanco has chosen Brazilian top model Izabel Goulart to present its Spring-Summer campaign this 2014. The exuberant Izabel embodies the feminine ideal of the brand, the eclectic character of the collection.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Love, sex and football: A Brazilian extravaganza awaits

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Calling all football lovers …and lovers. June 12, Brazil. Put it in your diary.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Rio to ban cosmetic surgery… for dogs, cats

A British Shorthair kitten plays with a toy while being evaluated at an international feline beauty show in Bucharest, Romania on March 8. AP

Lawmakers in Rio de Janeiro, where plastic surgery is all the rage, have approved draft legislation banning cosmetic surgery for dogs and cats, Brazilian media said Wednesday.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

The greatest spectator sport in the world


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In 1970 I saw world-class soccer played in Bangkok, when world champion Brazil played against Manchester United in an exhibition game. The Thais were nuts about soccer. As soon as the Brazilians entered the field, the huge Bangkok crowd burst into a standing ovation.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Brazil’s mix-and-match watch comes to town

A YOT (Your Own Time) watch can look classy,modern or sporty depending on the right mix of straps, cases and bezels.

Magnum Group from Brazil has launched Champion YOT in Manila.

Posted: November 22nd, 2013 in 2BU | Read More »

Brazil’s flamboyant playboy tycoon takes big fall

Eike Batista

Just a few years ago, flamboyant billionaire Eike Batista was boasting that he’d soon be the world’s richest man. He loved to show visitors his Mercedes-Benz McLaren — parked right in the living room of his mansion.

Posted: October 31st, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Brazil’s devotion to Our Lady of Aparecida; relics of saints on exhibit at Parañaque Cathedral


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When he celebrated Mass at the Basilica of Our Lady of Aparecida in Brazil last July 24, Pope Francis promised that he would return in 2017 when that country would celebrate the 300th anniversary of the devotion to the Immaculate Conception under the title “Nossa Senhora de Aparecida (“appeared” or “apparition” in English).

Posted: September 8th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Meeting Jesus in Rio de Janeiro

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ECY GROUP 3 delegation

“Go and make disciples of all nations!” was the theme of World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Posted: August 16th, 2013 in 2BU | Read More »

Stories of love and faith from World Youth Day

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THE DE LA Salle Philippines delegation with Brazilian youth delegates on
Copacabana beach

For those who didn’t know, World Youth Day is a worldwide gathering of the youth organized by the Catholic Church. The most attended World Youth Day happened in Manila, with Pope John Paul II, on Jan. 10 to 15, 1995. It was also said to be the largest papal gathering, attended by five million Catholics.

Posted: August 16th, 2013 in 2BU | Read More »

CBCP to send 188 delegates to World Youth Day in Brazil


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WORLD Youth Day (WYD) is an event for young people organized by the Catholic Church. It was initiated by Pope John Paul II in 1985.

Posted: July 7th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Brazil’s richest woman dead at 100 – reports

Dirce Navarro de Camargo controls Sao Paulo-based conglomerate Camargo Correa SA. The group’s flagship construction arm is helping to build the Belo Monte and Jirau hydroelectric dams in Brazil’s Amazon region. AFP

Dirce Navarro de Camargo, Brazil’s richest woman and the widow of the founder of the private conglomerate Camargo Correa, has died at the age of 100, press reports said Sunday.

Posted: April 22nd, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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