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Peru hunts down Mennonites, a pacifist sect, for deforestation

Were it not for the lush Amazon rainforest that surrounds it, Wanderland could almost look like a piece of...

Hy Brazil, the “phantom island” on maps that mysteriously disappeared in 1872

At least 125 years before Brazil welcomed the first Portuguese; map readers already knew...

Ipanema, our girl that lives forever

Until the 1930s, Tijuca was aristocratic. Ipanema was nothing more than an uninhabited sandy beach isolated from the city. It was cheap to live, attracting...

Nueva Germania, the racist dream of Nietzsche’s brother-in-law in Paraguay

On June 3, 1889, a man named Bernhard Förster, who had settled a colony of Germans in deep Paraguay,...

The crazy story of a couple who decided to...

By Jorge de Souza The year was 1946, shortly after the end of the Second World War. Australian Frederick Benjamin Carlin,...