Brazil

William Lee covers Sultans Of Swing

Street musician William Lee plays a perfect rendition of Dire Straits’s “Sultans of Swing” in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he performs every day. Even though Brazil was eliminated from the World Cup, they still have something to celebrate in William Lee.

This is one of the best covers of anything I’ve ever seen or heard. I’m a huge fan of Mark Knopfler and Dire Straights and William Lee really channels them perfectly.

[via wimp.com]

Apple iPhone-maker Foxconn ponders big Brazil move

Apple iPhone-maker Foxconn ponders big Brazil move

Tech companies are keen to sell to Brazilian consumers hungry for high-end electronics, but gadgets are often priced out of the market because of high production costs and import tariffs. Apple’s cheapest iPad, for example, retails for about $860 in Brazil, versus $400 in the United States.

India had or still has similar stiff import tariffs making it prohibitively expensive to sell even low priced electronics there.

Apple iPhone-maker Foxconn ponders big Brazil move

Apple iPhone-maker Foxconn ponders big Brazil move

Tech companies are keen to sell to Brazilian consumers hungry for high-end electronics, but gadgets are often priced out of the market because of high production costs and import tariffs. Apple’s cheapest iPad, for example, retails for about $860 in Brazil, versus $400 in the United States.

India had or still has similar stiff import tariffs making it prohibitively expensive to sell even low priced electronics there.

Women are Heroes Project

Women Are Heroes is a photographic project by a French photographer, “JR” that depicts women in Kenya, South Sudan, Sierra-Leone, Liberia, Brazil, and soon India, Cambodia, and Laos with large scale architectural installations of photographs.

The Big Picture has captured some of this work in Brazil: Scenes from Rio de Janeiro.

The first, third, and fourth photographs in the set show this work in place in Rio.

The French photographer identified as JR is launching a project called “Women Are Heroes”, through which the photographs of women, relatives of the victims of clashes between the police and drug traffickers, were placed in the facades of the houses. This project already took place in Sudan, Sierra Leone, Kenya and Liberia, and will be taken to India, Cambodia, Laos and Morocco after Brazil.