Following three centuries under the rule of Portugal, Brazil became an independent nation in 1822. By far the largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil overcame more than half a century of military intervention in the governance of t... [read more]
Date: March 31st 2010
The overnight bus from São Paulo to Florianapolis was very comfortable, but there still wasn't much sleeping being done on it. When it stopped, at a restaurant, for a while, somebody was robbed, and she cried the entire night, while other passangers searched the bus, and the police boarded at one point, and the bus company boarded at another, and they all searched the bus.
I left ... read more