Remember that science class in high school, when the teacher explained about Chagas disease, sleeping sickness, malaria, tuberculosis, leishmaniasis, among others, and all that seems to be so far from reality? Well, believe it or not, there are still thousands of people dying not only because of the diseases itself, but mainly, because of pure negligence. […]
The Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) is the premiere global event focused exclusively on social enterprise, and it’s currently happening in Rio de Janeiro. Leaders from over 30 countries will participate, as well as delegates and speakers from the following countries have already registered: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Ecuador, France, Germany, Hungary, India, […]
It takes time to get things done in Brazil. The entire system seems to work against its own population. The “system,” actually, has become an easy excuse for every unaccomplished task, or lack of good intentions. Check-in at an airline company: “Sorry. Can’t change your flight. The system won’t allow.” Exchange policy at a major retail store: “No. Our system does not accept returns.” Cancellation of a pre-paid service: “It’s in the system now. I can’t change it.” Since when has the “system” become above any human decision?
I was going to write an entire article on infrastructure, but an unexpected visit to an abandoned train station in São Paulo State provided enough visual documentation and a better representation of my own point of view.