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In Brazil, protesters clash with police as a general strike empties schools and brings business to a halt

Heavily armed gang storms security company in Paraguay and runs off with millions of dollars

Brazil’s corruption scandal nabs more politicians, including 8 Cabinet members, and Brazilians cheer

Gunmen on motorcycles in Brazil’s largest city kill nine in less than an hour

From hosting ‘The Apprentice’ to running largest city in the Western Hemisphere

Brazil goes a little less wild for this year’s Carnival

Brazilian Supreme Court justice, who oversaw corruption case, is killed in plane crash

126 inmates still at large in Brazil after a prison riot that left 56 dead

For families of the missing, São Paulo morgues hold few answers

In face of protests, Brazil’s Rousseff offers anti-corruption measures

Hundreds of thousands march against government in Brazil


‘Women are the backbone of this country’: Thousands across the nation skip work, wear red and rally

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Brazil’s protests, on and off the wall [photos]


Amid scandals, senior judge in Brazil suspends ex-president’s cabinet nomination

Protests across Brazil raise pressure on President Dilma Rousseff

Pickup soccer in Brazil has an allure all its own

In Brazil, streets of dancing cars and swagger

A laboratory for revitalizing Catholicism

After fire, some Brazilians fault a nation’s sense of fatalism

A brief but frantic struggle for victims of fire in Brazil

Frenzied scene as toll tops 200 in Brazil blaze


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How the impeachment of Brazil’s president moved from crazy to possible

Zika-linked microcephaly costs are stressing an already strapped Brazil

In Brazil, reelected President Rousseff’s uphill economic battle has just begun

Brazil’s elections put the nation’s economic woes on full display

After World Cup, Brazil’s refugees host their own games

In Brazil, tent cities rise to protest World Cup construction

Brazil launches massive English language crash course for World Cup

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Protesters take to streets in Brazil

A button in Brazil may change a culture

Brazil turns to Catholic Church to quash crack epidemic

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FIFA waits to find out ‘scale of damage’ at venue

Thousands of workers on strike in Brazil

Brazil protesters keep up pressure on government

Protesters back in streets of Brazilian cities

Brazil government to perform crash tests after AP report


Severe year-long drought in São Paulo threatens water supply for eight million


Better the Dilma you know…

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In-depth: The Amazon



These hunter-gatherer tribes have mad video skills


I’ll give you an artist for an engineer: entrepreneurial bartering — A feature about Brazilian stop-motion animation studio Animaking, part of the New Pioneers series.


The Brazil B-school connection — An interview with Alfred Jaeger, Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour at McGill University, on what it means for Canada that the country sent 30 university presidents to Brazil on an “international education mission.”

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Where to go in April: 10 of the best places and festivals for globe-trotters

What to do with your kids during March Break if you’re in Canada

Where to go in March: 10 places and festivals around the world worth a trip

10 reasons why Brazil is totally worthy of a winter escape

Stocking stuffer ideas for men and women who love travel (PHOTOS)

Autumn leaves in Canada: Where to watch fall foliage change colour (PHOTOS)


You can view my GlobalPost contributor’s profile here.


Brazil ballot: Scores of foreigners run for office in local elections — Some 1,450 non-natives are in a race for city council posts, including mayor, in South America’s growing nation of immigrants.

Brazil transport: Mind the gap (PHOTOS) — Brazil’s overloaded infrastructure desperately needs an upgrade. Will the fixes come in time for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics?

Brazil’s anti-poverty plan threatened by global slump — The country struggles to make the most of its recent economic boom.

Brazil gets tough on foreign companies — The move has irked foreign investors — will they stay and pay, or take off?

Você fala inglês, Brasil? — Brazil learns to speak English: Along with the World Cup and the Olympics, English is coming to the Portuguese nation.

Breaking News

My breaking news writing appeared on the site every day until December 2013.

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Incorporating trees into Brazilian agriculture

I wrote a story about Brazilian tribute bands called Waxing Brazilian. You’ll have to buy a copy of the March 2011 issue if you want to read it, though.

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I’ve written plenty for this magazine, most of which has appeared in the magazine.

Now that the site is up and running, here is an art preview I wrote about Marlon Wobst and a dance feature I wrote about Teatro Alfa.

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Southern Exposure — A photographic walking tour of São Paulo’s Toronto City Park.

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The Best of What’s Next: Mother Mother

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Spinner is now off the air, but these are the titles of everything I wrote for the site. If you head over to the video section of this site, you can see more of my Lollapalooza coverage.

Lollapalooza Gets a Brazilian: Foo Fighters Lead Alt-Fetival’s South American Invasion — Review.

The Luyas Find Lyrical Inspiration From Being “Lost in the Universe” — NXNE 2011 Preview.

No Joy Give Shout Out to New Buds Best Coast, Ponder “Blogosphere” — NXNE 2011 Preview.

Art Brut’s Eddie Argos Shares the Secrets Behind His Painted Postcards — NXNE 2011 Preview.

Of Montreal’s Art Director David Barnes Gets “Weird” With New Book

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Blows Off Katy Perry Compliment, Talks Album

R.G. Morrison Make Nice With Zeus, Bring UK Folk to CMW — CMW 2011 Preview.

Hot Panda Hawk Hot Sauce at Canadian Music Week — CMW 2011 Preview.

Mother Mother Find Their “Eureka” Moment — CMW 2011 Preview.

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Hates “Trendy” Acts — Top 100 Acts at SXSW 2011.

Cut Copy Take Zonoscope Leak as Compliment — Australia’s Cut Copy talk about their new album and tour.

Cadence Weapon Readies “Existential Rap Album” Roquentin  More about Cadence Weapon’s upcoming album.

Cadence Weapon Pushes Poetry on the Hip-Hop Generation — Rollie Pemberton talks about his role as Edmonton’s Poet Laureate.

Cadence Weapon’s Tron Mixtape Spoofs Mixtapes, Not Tron  News about the Edmonton rapper’s release, Tron Legacy: The Mixtape.

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Designer Profile: Ronaldo Fraga — Introducing Brazil’s top talent.

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São Paulo Fashion Week blogs:

Top 10 Trends at São Paulo Fashion Week — Winter 2011

Day Six: Closing the Week with Cavalera

Day Six: Hats, Part Deux

Day Five: Fur Frenzy

Day Five: Leather and Lace, All Tied Up in a Neat Bow

Day Four: Hats (and Masks) Off to You!

Day Four: You’ve Got Male

Day Three: Cozying Up to Colcci

Day Three: Tip-Top Tailoring and a Comfy Old Sweater

Day Two: Backstage and on the runway with Amapô

Day Two: In Living Colour

Day One: Triton Takes Paris (Hilton)

Day One: A Winter Wonderland

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Septums, Nostrils, Ear and Lips — Exploring the cultural appropriation of facial piercings.

A What-Book? — Everything you need to know about eBooks — from reading a novel to getting your literary masterpiece published.

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