Category: Travel

In Brazil, outdated defamation laws and costly court cases used to pressure critics

Brazilian journalist Erik Silva never imagined that printing information from a municipal government website would see him accused of defamation and lead to a drawn-out court case. But almost a year after writing about the size of salary earned by a municipal accountant in Corumbá, a city of just under 100,000 people on Brazil’s western border with Read More

Brazil’s ‘Let her do her job’ campaign demands respect for female sports reporters

On March 25, not long before two of the biggest soccer matches of the season were about to kick off in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, a previously unknown group posted a video online that was of relevance to everyone involved in the game. The group had no name but they had a hashtag Read More

Rousseff quiet as Cuban blogger denied travel to Brazil

The response from Cuban officials did not take anyone by surprise. Prominent Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez had been, once again, denied permission to leave her country after she was granted a visa by the Brazilian Embassy in January to attend a film festival. “I feel like a hostage kidnapped by someone who doesn’t listen nor Read More

Journalist released from prison; pleads not guilty at UN tribunal

New York, October 14, 2005—Croatian authorities released Josip Jovic from prison on Thursday after he agreed to respond to contempt charges at the Hague-based United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, according to local and international press reports. Jovic, former editor-in-chief of the Split daily Slobodna Dalmacija, traveled to Holland today and pleaded not Read More

Travel resumes as study says Brazil flights spread virus

Domestic and international air travel helped spread the novel coronavirus in Brazil, a study has found, as tourism bodies push for global travel to resume amid infection resurgences in some countries. The collapse of global tourism during the COVID-19 pandemic has cost the industry US$320 billion, according to the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The drive Read More

Brazil’s humane refugee policies: Good ideas can travel north

In this March 2018 photo, Venezuelan children wait for a meal at a migrant shelter set up in Boa Vista, Roraima state, Brazil. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres) Audrey Macklin, University of Toronto The global north tends to view the global south as a source of refugees, and it often implements policies aimed at preventing those refugees Read More

Why we don’t need Michael Palin’s ‘Brazil’

Most Westerners associate Brazil with the cliches of Carnivale and soccer, but there is more the diverse and newly-prosperous country than just partytime. EPA/Antonio Lacerda Cristina Rocha, Western Sydney University The ABC has recently screened Michael Palin’s travel program “Brazil” but unfortunately, the show has been much more about the expected sex, samba, and soccer Read More

Travelling to Brazil? Here’s what you should know about yellow fever

The yellow fever mosquito Aedes aegypti, taking a bloodmeal. James Gathany/Public domain via Wikimedia Commons Allen Cheng, Monash University Of the dangers facing travellers to Brazil for the World Cup, yellow fever is one of the least likely to pose a real threat. But there are two important things to know about the illness. First, Read More

Global tourism industry may shrink by more than 50% due to the pandemic

Due to the coronavirus, people around the world have canceled their travel plans. Governments and health officials have warned the public to avoid boarding cruise ships and long flights. Major events like conferences, trade shows and the Olympics have been canceled or postponed. As a result, many businesses in the travel and tourism industry are likely to find themselves in jeopardy. Predicting Read More

A traveller’s guide to airline price discrimination

Summer is underway, and it’s the perfect time to plan a getaway. After spending days deciding where you would like to go, you finally pick a destination. Flights are only a click away, right? But once you’re seated on the airplane, you might not be aware that a person right next to you may have Read More

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