And… we’re back! After hibernating away the Brasilian winter, NileGuide São Paulo hath returned. As the Brasilians say, those who come here once will always return. This time, we’re here to stay (expect an immigration entry soon) or pra’ ficar!
During our vacation (hey, even travel websites have to travel from time to time), Sampa has produced some major headlines. São Paulo state elected Gerald Alckmin as its new governor. The city secured the 2014 World Cup’s opening game, and welcomed hip-hop legend Lauryn Hill.
Brasil, meanwhile, elected a new president. Dilma Rouseff (PT) won easily in the Nov. 2 runoff election against Jose Serra (PSDB). She will become Brasil’s first female premier when she is sworn into office on Jan. 1., 2011. Current president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s handpicked successor, Rouseff joins Argentine President Cristina Kirchner and former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet as women who have broken through the highest glass ceilings in South America.
As summer arrives, an action-packed agenda in São Paulo promises to continue churning out highlights. So, expect the best English-language blog in São Paulo to be right there covering the big events—Natal and Ano Novo, the final games of the Brasilian football league 2010 season, a Paul McCartney concert, São Paulo Fashion Week and, of course, Carnival.
Video: São Paulo Fashion Week in June featured lines for Spring and Summer 2011. The January event will preview looks for Winter 2011.
Also coming soon, we’ll take a look at some of the proposed changes to Sampa’s landscape—including a new football stadium and a third airport—and review James Scudamore’s Heliopolis, a novel set right here. Plus, we look forward to hearing from you, our readers, about this crazy city.
Ahhh, it’s good to be back! Ate logo.