Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Bom Vidos Brazil

The Embassy of Brazil is behind the opening of a Brazilian Cultural Center at Calle Hermanos Deligne 52, in the Gazcue neighborhood. Brazilian Ambassador Ronaldo Edgar Dunlop cut the opening ribbon last week with Culture Minister Jose Rafael Lantigua. The cultural center is sponsored by the Brazilian construction firms Norberto Odebrecht and Adrede Gutierrez, which have been granted several mega contracts in the Dominican Republic. As reported in El Caribe, the center will offer Portuguese language courses, sponsor cultural activities, promote Brazilian cuisine, show Brazilian movies, and in general will focus on sharing Brazilian creativity. It will also run courses in samba and capoeira. Ambassador Ronaldo Edgar Dunlop invited the public to attend the Santo Domingo Book Fair, scheduled for 20 April to 3 May, which this year features Brazil as the guest country.

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