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.

What’s Splitting the PT?

It would be wise for Lula to try and push for the urgent reforms ...

Carioca by Accident

Brazil’s most respected weekly magazine says that I’m a Carioca. Let me be honest: ...

Women’s Blues in Brazil

Once again Brazilians are commemorating International Women’s Day. There isn’t that much to celebrate ...

Romancing the IMF

Brazilian Finance Minister, Antônio Palocci, the former Trotskyist,  is saying the right things. He ...

The Pinga Triumvirate

I ask the reader to bear in mind that I am dealing with the ...

Lula as Pontius Pilate

Colombia wants Brazil to classify the FARC as a terrorist group, freeze its bank ...

Sorry, That’s War

Katia Lund, co-director of City of God, sounds out: "Damn, I am talking about ...

Brazil’s Theme Song

The seeds of bossa nova began with the music and movies of the United ...

Brazil’s Black Memories Become Lighter

Brazil is now paying more attention to the contribution which blacks and people of ...

He Was the Samba

The success of the Zicartola bar was a rediscovery of talent for the world. ...