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As our client has noted, his parents, who are from a small village, are going to be staying with him a lot. He wants to keep some traditions of their life within his new home. The economy of Brazil has a large income inequality gap between class levels, & this causes a drastic difference in how life is lived in the city of Rio vs. the villages. Information From: The Brazilian Economy Today : Towards a New Socio-Economic Model? Link for Picture…

Brasilia Cathedral - Niemeyer / Alfredo Ceschiatti an exuberance of architecture - seeing the art put into every stone was a fascinating moment!

from the Guardian

La Torre de David: the vertical slum of Caracas - in pictures

Credit: Daniel Schwartz/U-TT & ETH Torre David is home to a community of more than 300 families, living in the 'vertical slum'


Political Economy of Brazil: Recent Economic Performance (Hardcover)

@stevewinterphoto I am working on a @natgeo Jaguar story in the Pantanal of Brazil. Here is a curious cub in front and mom behind. Jaguars are the 3rd largest of the big cats. Found from US / Mexico border to northern Argentina. Jaguars have rebounded in this area where 95% of the land is privately owned. In the past many ranchers would kill the cats when they ate their cattle. Today in this area tourism brings in much more money to the local economy than cattle ranching. So the jaguar…