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Waiver visas for USA, Canada, Japan and Australian travelers

It has been announced that Brazil will eliminate the tourist visa requirement for visitors from the US, Canada, Australia, and Japan.

Beginning June 17, U.S., Canadian, Australian and Japanese citizens can spend 90 days in Brazil from their date of entry, Brazil Tourism said in a statement. They can extend their stay for 90 more days, not to exceed 180 days in a year.

CHALLENGE FAMILY TRIATHLON at ITAIPU DAM

Itaipu dam, at the border between Brazil and Paraguay, is now part of the Challenge Family triathlon series. It will be on September 8th and 9th.

The Itaipu Challenge Sunset will have five events. The main race will be the Challenge Half Distance, on Saturday, September 9th 2017, 1.9 k of swimming at the Itaipu reservoir, 90 k bike racing and 21.1 k running.

On the same day, there will be a Challenge Sprint Distance event, with 750 m of swimming, 20 k on bike, and 5 k running.

The other events are: Challenge Junior, for children from 7 to 15 years of age; Challenge Women; and Challenge for All, with a 10 k race for runners of all ages.

Registration at www.blueticket.com.br.

ITAIPU IS THE FIRST POWER PLANT TO BECOME PART OF THE GLOBAL BIOSPHERE RESERVE NETWORK

 

Itaipu is the first power plant to become part of the global biosphere reserve network. The incorporation of preserved areas on the Paraguayan side of the power plant was approved on Wednesday the 14th during the 19th session of the International Council for the Coordination of Man and the Biosphere of the Unesco MAB – Man and the Biosphere (MAB – ICC) Program in Paris, France.

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Brazilian indigenous: 305 ethnicities and 274 languages

This informations is from IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics) on the Brazilian indigenous peoples, based on the 2010 Census.

There are about 900 thousand indigenous in Brazil by IBGE (Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística)

The North region 3 is home to the largest share of Brazilian Indians (37.4%), followed by the Northeast 2 (25.5%), the Midwest 1 (16%), the Southeast 4 (12%) and the South 5 (9.2%).

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The study says that between 2000 and 2010, the percentage of Brazilian Indians living in the South and Southeast regions fell while growing in other regions.

And the percentage of indigenous people living in urban areas also fell, contrary to the rest of the national population.

Today 57.7% of the Brazilian Indigenous live in reserves.

The Indigenous living in these areas, 57.3% speak at least one native language, which drops to 9.7% among indigenous people living in cities.

Even in the South, a region of intense colonization and territorial occupation, 67.5% of the Indians living in reserves speak a native language, a number that is only lower than that of the Central West region (72.4%).

São Gabriel da Cachoeira, in the northwest of Amazonas. The municipality is home to 29,000 indigenous people and was the first in the country to approve three native languages ​​(tukano, baniwa and nheengatu) as official languages, in addition to Portuguese. Followed by Sao Paulo with 13,000.

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Visa waiver for Rio 2016 results in praise by the World Travel & Tourism Council

Be welcome to Brazil! No visas!

Institution praises Brazilian federal government action, looking on it with positive eyes and suggesting the benefit be extended

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has praised Brazil for waiving the need for a visa for tourists from Australia, Canada, United States and Japan between 1 June and 18 September. The action has the aim of facilitating entry to the country during Games Time.

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Ciudad del Este- Paraguay

Ciudad del Este in Paraguay, one of the great experiences during your tour to the Iguassu Falls area!

The second largest city in Paraguay and responsible for 90% of the smuggling in Brazil! Very busy and crowded!

Bird Park

One of the city’s most important tourist attractions, the Parque das Aves is located next to the entrance of the Iguassu National Park, a tour that takes tourists to the famous Iguassu falls, and both can be visited on the same day.

Inside the Parque das Aves you will be in a unique universe, surrounded by birds Continuar lendo Bird Park

Itaipu Dam- One Wonder of the Engineering

Itaipu Binacional is the largest power generator in the world, located on the river parana, the ninth in the world, the border between Brazil and Paraguay. It is an example of integration between the two countries.  Hydroelectricity is clean and renewable energy. Brazil would have to burn 536,000 barrels of oil per day to get the same production of energy from Itaipu. Continuar lendo Itaipu Dam- One Wonder of the Engineering

Iguazu Falls: Why this natural wonder should be on everyone’s bucket list

Iguazu Falls: Why this natural wonder should be on everyone’s bucket list

Original post at CNN by Nila Sweeney

Updated 2138 GMT (0538 HKT) March 25, 2015

(CNN)You might have seen the photos.

According to local tour guide Francis Almeida Barros, it’s not uncommon here to encounter colorful toucans, monkeys and even jaguars on the way to the waterfalls.

Even read about it. Continuar lendo Iguazu Falls: Why this natural wonder should be on everyone’s bucket list