Brazil-US Relations
1:03 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

"Don't Spy On Us," Brazilian President Hopes To Send A Message With Canceled Trip

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.
Flickr Photo/Secretaria de Assuntos Estratégicos Presidência da República

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has decided to postpone her state visit to the US next month. This decision comes after the revelation that the NSA had spied on Rousseff and her government. President Obama said in a statement yesterday that he “understands and regrets the concerns disclosers of alleged US intelligence activities have generated in Brazil.”

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Brazillian Music
1:41 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Jovino Santos Neto: The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Jovino Santos Neto, piano, and Paul Taub, flute, play the little-known flute music of Jovino's mentor, Hermeto Pascoal.
Credit Cornish College of the Arts Photo

In 1977, Cornish College of the Arts faculty member Jovino Santos Neto was coming back home to Brazil after university studies in Canada. Jovino was planning to do graduate work in biology in the Amazon rain forest. But on a whim, Jovino decided to first knock on the door of the famous Brazilian composer, bandleader and multi-instrumentalist Hermeto Pascoal.

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