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Sponsor Spotlight – Century Auto Body

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“I always worked with cars”, said Anderson Voss, the owner of Century Auto Body.  That was the natural answer for how he became a successful business man in Las Vegas.  He was about 12 years old when he started helping his dad in his mechanic shop back in Blumenau, Santa Catarina, state of southern Brazil. At the age of 16, ... Read More »

Sponsor Spotlight – Toyota

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This week, Centennial Toyota took Vegas Loves Brazil for a ride to talk about Vegas, Brazil and Toyota. The festival’s main sponsor truly embraced the Brazilian “way of life”, as the general manager, Anthony Woods, pointed out, and everyone is excited to celebrate the Brazilian culture one more time this year. Alongside Woods, the general sales manager, Mark Santos, also ... Read More »

Meet Mocidade Rebelde & Kurt Rasmussen

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Mocidade Rebelde is Las Vegas’ only Bateria, also known as samba percussion group. It was founded over ten years ago by the UNLV World Director of Percussion, Kurt Rasmussen.  Mocidade Rebelde is a free translation from Rebel Youth, a very fitting name for a percussion group associated with the University, considering its mascot. Mocidade Rebelde has 30 members, playing a ... Read More »

Sponsor Spotlight – Cascão Jiu-Jitsu

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Vegas Loves Brazil stepped on the mat with the 2012 Jiu-Jitsu World Champion, Walter Vital, also known as Cascão. Don’t get intimidated by the 3rd Degree Black Belt, Vital is a true definition of patience and kindness. After achieving a well-known career in Brazil, Vital moved to Las Vegas in 2004 with the dream of opening a Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) ... Read More »

Sponsor Spotlight – VegasBrazil.com

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The creator of the website Vegas Brazil, Luísa Marteleto, recently welcomed Vegas Loves Brazil in her home, with nothing else than a very authentic Brazilian style coffee break. Luísa and the public relations of the company, Sergio Souza, opened their hearts about the company and the festival. Luísa Marteleto moved with her family to Las Vegas in 2008. Fresh out ... Read More »

Sponsor Spotlight: The Living Pages

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The Living Pages began as a web search frustration, which has evolved into an award-winning company. “It is this very thought that formed Las Vegas’ first advertising agency solely dedicated to the much needed exposure of our local small business community”, explained Janet Lee, the CEO of The Living Pages, together with the company’s Vice President, Petar Elez. “Three years ... Read More »

Sponsor Spotlight – Interview with David Parra from Texas de Brazil

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“It’s all about tradition”, said David Parra, general manager of Texas de Brazil in Las Vegas. Tradition is the main ingredient for the best barbecue in town. The culture within the Brazilian barbecue and its remarkable grilling and preparation is what makes Texas de Brazil a great success. During a chat with Vegas Loves Brazil, Parra explained that back in ... Read More »

Carnival in Bahia in Pictures

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The biggest popular party in the world, the Bahian Carnival attracts over a million people to the streets of Salvador to dance and celebrate life for nearly a week. The tradition had its start in the 50’s, when people from different social classes joined in a utopic celebration of equality. Cars with famous artists and bands stroll down the streets ... Read More »

Vegas Loves Brazil Festival to Accept Bitcoin

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Las Vegas, NV January 19, 2014 – Vegas Loves Brazil has announced that they will be accepting bitcoins as payment for tickets to their upcoming festival. The event is scheduled to take place on April 5th and 6th at the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. They are partnering with well-known Bitcoin payment processor Bitpay to bring ... Read More »