Monthly Archives: August 2018

Parque Farroupilha

Parque Farroupilha is a big urban park with lots of different features. It is designed to give some variety. When we lived in Porto Alegre, I used to run around the park. It is – was – not big enough … Continue reading

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Marizaland in Moinhos de Vento

As far as I am concerned, the parks around our neighborhood in Moinhos de Vento is “Marizaland,” since everyplace around there reminds me of our little daughter, Mariza Matel. She is not so little anymore, but the little white-haired girl … Continue reading

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World’s Best Steak in Porto Alegre

Things are often better remembered than they are lived, so it was with some trepidation that I went to the churrascaria Santo Antônio. I remembered the steak there as the best steak ever and I did not want to confound … Continue reading

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Adriana Barbosa founder of Feira Preta

Adriana Barbosa is founder of is the founder of Feira Preta, the largest Afro Brazilian entrepreneurship fair in Latin America and she was named one of the world’s 51 Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) in 2017. I was … Continue reading

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Saving Tropical Forests

IVLP Saving Tropical Forests IVLP Saving Tropical ForestsA Simple Idea with Worldwide Impact.She got the idea during a visit to the… Posted by John Matel on Saturday, August 11, 2018 A Simple Idea with Worldwide Impact. She got the idea during … Continue reading

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Another Successful Youth Ambassador

Another Successful Youth Ambassador Our Youth Ambassador Program has changed many lives. I had the chance to find out… Posted by John Matel on Wednesday, August 15, 2018

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Climate Change IVLP

The day’s third meeting was lunch with Lunch with an IVLP in “Climate Change Adaptation & Infra Structure Planning,” in 2015) It was a little poignant for me to hear the praise of the USA leadership in climate change and … Continue reading

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Harvard in Brazil

Next meeting was at Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center, Office Brazil. We met at the Ling event last week and talked about how ideas spread, so I thought a follow up might be interesting. Harvard do Brazil The Harvard Center mostly … Continue reading

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Talking to an IVLP ten years later.

Talking to an IVLP ten years later. My first meeting of the day was at Renaissance Hotel with a participant in an IVLP on “Conservation of Biodiversity & Promotion of Sustainable Development,” from 2007. We talked about his visit and … Continue reading

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Park Ibirapuera

Spent the morning walking around my neighborhood and to the big Park Ibirapuera. It was a cool and drizzly morning, but w/o real rain, so not bad to walk. Lots of people in the park. I concentrate on the trees … Continue reading

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