Embassy of Brazil in London

President Rousseff: Horrors of Holocaust must never be forgotten

In a statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 27 January, Brazil's president stressed the importance of strengthening condemnation 'of all forms of intolerance, discrimination, persecution and violence against people or communities on the basis of their ethnic origin or religious beliefs'. Read more

Art from Pernambuco

23 Jan - 28 Feb 2015
Embassy of Brazil in London
14-16 Cockspur Street
London SW1Y 5BL

The Embassy of Brazil, in partnership with Rainhart Gallery, proudly presents Art from Pernambuco, showcasing works by 17 artists from the north-eastern state of Pernambuco, well known for its cultural dynamism. The exhibition has brought together four generations of artists, spanning five decades. From the experimentalism of the 1970s in the works of Daniel Santiago, Eudes Mota and Paulo Bruscky, to the audacity of more recent creations such as the provocative installations by Lourival Cuquinha and the fantastic photographic representations by Amanda Melo, this is an invitation to enjoy a seductive and authentic cultural experience. Read more

Brazilian Bilingual Book Club

Next Session: 19 Feb | 6.30pm
Embassy of Brazil
14 – 16 Cockspur Street
London SW1Y 5BL

The Embassy's new book club will be having its second meeting on 19 February. Meetings are scheduled to take place once a month; the idea is that participants will read one of the classics from Brazilian literature and then come to the Embassy to share their thoughts – in English – with fellow readers. The second meeting will discuss The Passion According to G.H. (1964) by Clarice Lispector. Read more

Brazil in the British press

Brazil: Rio announces 2016 Olympics ticket sales programme - BBC News
Brazilian clubs seeking slice of American pie - Reuters UK
Seu Jorge in Sydney: City of God was very close to my story - The Guardian
Dealmaking puts Brazil at the centre of global telecoms war - Financial Times
Sérgio Bernardes: the beautiful and the damned - The Guardian
Rio's harbour redevelopment divides opinion - BBC News

President Rousseff: Charlie Hebdo attack is ‘act of barbarism’

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff has described the terrorist assault on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris on 7 January as an attack on ‘a fundamental value of democratic societies – the freedom of the press’. Read more

President Rousseff's inaugural address

On 1 January, the day she was sworn in for a second term of office as President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff made a speech to Congress in which she looked back on the achievements of her first term and presented some of her government's goals for the next four years.
Read the speech: English | Portuguese

New foreign minister: Mauro Vieira

Among the new cabinet ministers appointed by President Rousseff, Mauro Vieira has taken the helm at Brazil's foreign ministry. A career diplomat, Vieira's previous position was as Brazil's ambassador to the United States. In a speech on 2 January he stressed the importance of pursuing a 'results-driven diplomacy' in which Brazil's priorities would include boosting trade and continuing to seek the reform of the United Nations Security Council.
Agência Brasil article (in English) | Read the whole speech (in Portuguese)

Brazil hails normalisation of Cuba-US relations

The Brazilian Government has praised the political courage and strategic vision of Raúl Castro and Barack Obama in moving towards the normalisation of Cuba-US relations – a step which will help consolidate peace, democracy and prosperity in the Americas.
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New book on Brazil from Phaidon Press

Brazil: A Celebration of Contemporary Brazilian Culture
Phaidon Press Limited / 2014 / Hardback / 320 pp
New from Phaidon, this book is an overview of 21st-century Brazilian culture divided into sections including art, architecture, design, fashion, film, food and music. Not only is this a visually attractive book, illustrated with dozens of stunning photographs, but the information in each section is provided by genuine Brazil experts who display detailed knowledge of their respective spheres.
20% discount on 'Brazil' until end of November.
Coupon code: BRAZIL
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'CultureSmart!' Brazil Guide

This pocket-sized guidebook, now available in a revised and updated edition, aroused our interest with its slightly unusual format and content: in addition to the usual practical information it contains lots of cultural observations which give a flavour of the day-to-day situations many travellers to the country are likely to experience.
Paperback | Kindle edition
For more Brazilian-related books in English, see our bibliography.
Consulate General of Brazil in London
Books on Brazil in English
Brazilian events in the UK
Rio 2016 Olympics
Anglo-Brazilian Society
Brazilian Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain
Agência Brasileira de Cooperação