Phillip Wagner

Phllip Wagner writes and comments on Brazilian social issues.

Phillip Wagner is the founder of The Rhythm of Hope in Brazil, which promotes and encourages support for social programs in Brazil, in addition to promoting a better general understanding of Brazil and Brazilian culture.

Phillip is a volunteer Campaign Associate for Oakland, California based Nourish the New Brazil, which supports President Lula’s national zero hunger initiative, and a Volunteer Outreach Associate for Colorado Based Socially Conscious Coffee, which serves the unmet needs of coffee workers on 51 farms in northeastern Brazil.

He is also the volunteer Bahia Program Development Director for the Rio based Iko Poran volunteer placement organization and a member of the advisory board for the Didá project. Phillip could use your support and encourages you to visit The Rhythm of Hope in Brazil website at http://www.iei.net/~pwagner/brazilhome.htm. He can be reached at pwagner@iei.net.

Eating Brazil

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After Carnaval, We’ll Do

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Requiem for a Bubble

Globo Group and the Folha Group, two giants of the media, who had wrangled ...

Begging for a Job

It is very common in Brazil that a job candidate will have the final ...

Keep Up the Dream, Mr. Lula

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Dream on. This is not Brazil!

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Spare Me the Quotas and Other American Oddities

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The Love Visa

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War? We Already Have Ours

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Tough Choice

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