Travel to Brazil, Go for the Thrill

The Federative Republic of Brazil is the largest country in South America. Following is an overview of fun loving Brazil for travelers.

Overview of Brazil for Travelers

Indigenous peoples have populated for a long, but undetermined, period. European influence began with Pedro Alvares Cabral when he claimed Brazil as a Portuguese colony in 1500. In a little known development, Brazil actually became the location of the Portuguese government in 1808 when Napoleon chased the royal family out of Portugal. While in Brazil, the family ruled from Rio de Janeiro until 1821 when it returned to Europe. This move was motivated by a declaration of independence by Brazil, led by Dom Pedro.

As with many South American countries, Brazil has seen its ups and downs from a political perspective. In 1989, it finally completed a transition to a popularly elected government when Collor de Mello won the popular vote. Less than three years later, he was forced to resign under the cloud of corruption charges.

In 2002, Luiz Inacio da Silva rose to the position of president. Lula, as he is known, represents a major change in Brazilian politics. He is the first leader from the working class.

Brazil covers just under 3.3 million square miles of South America. The climate in Brazil is mostly tropical, particularly in light of the Amazon River basin.

With a population exceeding 186 million, Brazil is the fifth most populous country in the world and largest in South America. Despite covering a vast area, most of the population lives in urban cities such as Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte. If you think traffic is bad in your location, keep in mind over 18 million people live in greater Sao Paulo!

The people of Brazil are called “Brazilians.” The population is 186 million people and growing at a rate of .1 percent a year. 74 percent of Brazilians consider themselves Roman Catholics. The official language is Portuguese and the literacy rate is 86 percent. Average life expectancy is 71.3 years.

Brazil is one of the world’s leading producers of hydroelectric power. Over 75 percent of its electrical power is generated via dam projects.

If you are considering visiting Brazil, you should keep in mind that crime can be a problem in certain areas. Use common sense and you will have no problem. Brazil is a blast, very cheap and gets a big thumbs up as a travel destination.

In Brazil, wild Amazon adventures can be coupled with stimulating city sights and leisurely beach escapades. Brazil’s Portuguese colonization along with its participation in the Atlantic triangle slave trade with Africa produced a fusion of cultures that is celebrated today in the form of fantastic food, unmatched festivals, eclectic music beats and a diverse national identity that is finally being embraced.

When Portuguese settlers arrived in 1531, the native population that existed was relatively small and decentralized compared with other indigenous empires on the continent. They were quickly enslaved on sugar plantations but soon replaced by Africans. Today, their small surviving populations live mainly hidden in the interior of Brazil’s thick jungles; however, their influence in art and abundance of intricate handmade crafts are unavoidable, especially inland. The history of Brazil’s entangled interior is also touched by African slaves who escaped the coastal plantations and built secret settlements. Quilombo dos Palmares was the most impressive of these settlements; with a peak population of 30,000 inhabitants and over 200 buildings, the town functioned independently for nearly a century until a bloody battle with the Portuguese erupted in 1694.

Eco-Sensations
Brazil’s expansive terrain is endless with natural wonders. Nearly forty percent of the world’s remaining tropical rainforests is part of Brazil’s Amazon and Atlantic forests, which are home to over 2.5 million species of insect and one-fifth of the world’s bird species! The notorious carnivorous piranha lingers in numerous quantities in the Amazon River’s waters, along with the fascinating Boto, the largest species of river dolphin. The mysterious Anaconda snake also lurks in the river’s basin; but have no fear, they are generally harmless to humans. At the Argentinean border, Iguaçu Falls embodies the extent of Brazil’s beauty with over 275 different waterfalls merging together into one harmonious rush of thunder with a vast number of scenic trails winding around the cascading cliffs and lush estuaries. Another aquatic phenomenon occurs 10 kilometers upstream from the city of Manaus where the dark waters of the Negro River join the yellowish Solimoes River without blending for a few kilometers. This dual colored waterway is the beginning of the Amazon River.

Carnival, and That’s Not All
Though some claim that the festival of Carnival is the best time to visit Brazil’s liveliest city, Rio de Janeiro, this pulsing metropolis is booming with life all year long. The dense population provides unrelenting entertainment while the beautiful beaches tend to be the ultimate draw. The urban centers of Sao Paulo and Brasilia, the official capital, are also teeming with nightlife, activities and history. Remember when you travel to Brazil that the southern urban regions experience a (very) mild winter during the months of June to August and the peak of summer is in January. The northern tropical regions are steadily warm year-round.

 

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OriginDeparture dateReturn dateFind Ticket

Bauru

14.06.2019

16.06.2019

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São Paulo

30.07.2019

01.08.2019

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Belo Horizonte

12.06.2019

12.06.2019

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Brasilia

23.08.2019

26.08.2019

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Vitoria

21.02.2020

27.02.2020

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Curitiba

06.11.2019

19.11.2019

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Uberlandia

14.08.2019

19.08.2019

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Navegantes

13.09.2019

15.09.2019

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Londrina

06.11.2019

19.11.2019

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Sao Jose Do Rio Preto

06.06.2019

15.06.2019

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Florianopolis

09.08.2019

16.08.2019

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Goiania

10.06.2019

11.06.2019

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Joinville

02.06.2019

06.06.2019

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Porto Alegre

16.09.2019

24.09.2019

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Presidente Prudente

22.08.2019

25.08.2019

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Aracaju

02.04.2020

08.04.2020

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Cuiaba

31.07.2019

01.08.2019

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Fortaleza

17.08.2019

30.08.2019

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Ribeirao Preto

10.07.2019

17.07.2019

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Iguassu Falls

10.07.2019

16.07.2019

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Belem

06.06.2019

13.06.2019

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Salvador

01.07.2019

05.07.2019

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Campo Grande

31.05.2019

03.06.2019

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Natal

14.06.2019

18.06.2019

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São Luis

28.09.2019

04.10.2019

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Manaus

25.08.2019

31.08.2019

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Palmas

26.06.2019

04.07.2019

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Recife

05.03.2020

09.03.2020

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Asuncion

24.05.2019

26.05.2019

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Montevideo

15.10.2019

20.10.2019

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Maringa

06.11.2019

19.11.2019

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Joao Pessoa

24.05.2019

27.05.2019

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Teresina

03.07.2019

09.08.2019

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14.06.2019

19.06.2019

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14.08.2019

21.08.2019

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15.08.2019

01.09.2019

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Chapeco

09.07.2019

15.07.2019

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Santiago

25.06.2019

06.07.2019

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22.08.2019

25.08.2019

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Rondonopolis

31.07.2019

01.08.2019

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Rosario

02.09.2019

09.09.2019

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Buenos Aires

15.06.2019

16.06.2019

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Rio Branco

11.11.2019

17.11.2019

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Porto Seguro

13.07.2019

25.07.2019

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Caxias Do Sul

18.06.2019

24.06.2019

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Mendoza

07.09.2019

14.09.2019

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Paris

04.10.2019

06.11.2019

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Juazeiro Do Norte

07.08.2019

20.08.2019

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Marseille

03.10.2019

23.10.2019

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Campina Grande

31.05.2019

12.09.2019

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Macapa

25.12.2019

03.01.2020

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Santa Cruz

06.11.2019

10.11.2019

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Montes Claros

26.09.2019

01.10.2019

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Vitoria Da Conquista

07.06.2019

10.06.2019

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Cascavel

04.06.2019

07.06.2019

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Carajas

14.11.2019

19.11.2019

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Porto Velho

26.12.2019

09.01.2020

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Salta

20.05.2019

29.05.2019

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Johannesburg

02.09.2019

10.09.2019

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Bogota

15.08.2019

19.08.2019

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Cali

20.06.2019

17.09.2019

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London

22.11.2019

28.11.2019

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Luanda

26.02.2020

16.03.2020

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Iguazu

07.11.2019

09.11.2019

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Zurich

02.09.2019

15.09.2019

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Medellin

18.02.2020

25.02.2020

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Rome

14.04.2020

22.04.2020

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Passo Fundo

01.06.2019

03.06.2019

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La Paz

28.09.2019

07.10.2019

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Helsinki

04.11.2019

11.11.2019

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Lima

01.08.2019

08.08.2019

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Toulouse

01.09.2019

16.09.2019

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Barcelona

09.11.2019

16.11.2019

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Toronto

10.09.2019

17.09.2019

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Guayaquil

09.06.2019

18.06.2019

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Milan

02.12.2019

09.12.2019

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Manchester

04.11.2019

12.11.2019

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Trujillo

05.08.2019

10.08.2019

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Copenhagen

12.11.2019

12.12.2019

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Madrid

18.11.2019

02.12.2019

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Bucaramanga

20.05.2019

03.06.2019

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Montreal

15.09.2019

29.09.2019

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Geneva

30.10.2019

10.11.2019

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Venice

02.12.2019

09.12.2019

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Krakow

08.11.2019

30.11.2019

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Malaga

04.11.2019

25.11.2019

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Tumaco

30.05.2019

22.06.2019

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Riga

01.01.2020

04.03.2020

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Tallinn

08.11.2019

22.11.2019

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Calgary

21.08.2019

28.08.2019

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Panama City

30.08.2019

09.09.2019

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Vilnius

04.09.2019

18.09.2019

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Dublin

14.11.2019

20.11.2019

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Brussels

13.09.2019

22.09.2019

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Porto

12.11.2019

26.11.2019

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Washington

18.03.2020

24.03.2020

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Baltimore

18.03.2020

24.03.2020

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Munich

06.09.2019

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Strasbourg

06.06.2019

17.06.2019

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23.11.2019

30.11.2019

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15.10.2019

23.10.2019

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Vitoria

02.11.2019

06.11.2019

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Rio de Janeiro

18.03.2020

03.04.2020

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Brasilia

05.10.2019

19.10.2019

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Londrina

05.08.2019

08.08.2019

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Porto Alegre

04.12.2019

09.12.2019

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Belo Horizonte

28.08.2019

03.09.2019

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Joinville

02.08.2019

30.08.2019

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Sao Jose Do Rio Preto

12.06.2019

19.06.2019

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Goiania

07.02.2020

10.02.2020

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Florianopolis

21.07.2019

25.07.2019

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Navegantes

31.08.2019

08.09.2019

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Uberlandia

02.07.2019

03.07.2019

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Ribeirao Preto

05.07.2019

13.07.2019

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Campo Grande

03.10.2019

07.10.2019

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Cuiaba

07.10.2019

18.10.2019

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Porto Seguro

03.06.2019

23.06.2019

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Maringa

31.08.2019

01.09.2019

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Iguassu Falls

08.02.2020

09.02.2020

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Manaus

30.09.2019

01.10.2019

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Aracatuba

03.08.2019

04.08.2019

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Belem

24.08.2019

26.08.2019

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Boa Vista

26.08.2019

26.08.2019

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Fortaleza

09.08.2019

10.08.2019

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Palmas

08.08.2019

12.08.2019

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Teresina

13.11.2019

20.11.2019

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Chapeco

09.08.2019

11.08.2019

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Salvador

30.05.2019

30.05.2019

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Recife

21.06.2019

24.06.2019

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Presidente Prudente

24.05.2019

25.05.2019

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Dourados

01.07.2019

31.07.2019

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Ilheus

13.08.2019

28.08.2019

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Aracaju

30.05.2019

09.06.2019

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Imperatriz

06.09.2019

08.09.2019

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Porto Velho

27.05.2019

30.05.2019

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Natal

29.11.2019

01.12.2019

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São Luis

06.09.2019

11.09.2019

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Sinop

05.11.2019

13.11.2019

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Caxias Do Sul

19.06.2019

23.06.2019

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Santiago

07.06.2019

15.06.2019

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Joao Pessoa

24.10.2019

29.10.2019

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Asuncion

19.09.2019

22.09.2019

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Maceio

25.09.2019

30.09.2019

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Macapa

05.09.2019

14.09.2019

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Santarem

16.11.2019

19.11.2019

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Cordoba

12.06.2019

14.08.2019

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Montevideo

20.05.2019

22.05.2019

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Maraba

17.07.2019

22.07.2019

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Buenos Aires

25.06.2019

02.07.2019

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Juazeiro Do Norte

20.11.2019

25.11.2019

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Ipatinga

07.06.2019

09.06.2019

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Santa Cruz

12.08.2019

06.09.2019

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Rio Branco

11.11.2019

17.11.2019

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Rosario

07.11.2019

02.12.2019

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Vitoria Da Conquista

05.07.2019

24.07.2019

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Campina Grande

14.07.2019

18.07.2019

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Mendoza

26.07.2019

02.08.2019

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Maputo

03.06.2019

15.08.2019

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Rio Verde

03.07.2019

29.07.2019

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Miami

21.08.2019

18.09.2019

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Marseille

01.11.2019

30.11.2019

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Arica

20.05.2019

31.05.2019

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La Paz

15.06.2019

22.06.2019

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Cochabamba

11.11.2019

25.11.2019

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Paris

31.10.2019

10.11.2019

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Governador Valadares

15.07.2019

20.08.2019

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Santo Angelo

24.06.2019

30.06.2019

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Alta Floresta

11.06.2019

17.06.2019

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Toronto

16.08.2019

30.08.2019

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Ji-Parana

18.06.2019

18.07.2019

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La Rioja

23.05.2019

28.05.2019

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Medellin

07.08.2019

12.08.2019

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Petrolina

04.07.2019

25.07.2019

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Cascavel

19.06.2019

23.06.2019

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Lima

20.08.2019

09.09.2019

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Cartagena

06.07.2019

16.08.2019

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Guayaquil

01.07.2019

30.08.2019

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Milan

20.03.2020

14.04.2020

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San Jose

13.09.2019

22.09.2019

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Montes Claros

24.05.2019

26.05.2019

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Mossoro

07.08.2019

12.08.2019

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Brussels

22.08.2019

19.09.2019

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Quito

01.09.2019

14.09.2019

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Cruzeiro Do Sul

20.09.2019

25.09.2019

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Madrid

30.11.2019

09.12.2019

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Tallinn

14.08.2019

21.08.2019

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Riga

31.12.2019

06.03.2020

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Amsterdam

22.08.2019

19.09.2019

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Piura

17.06.2019

30.06.2019

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Vilnius

12.11.2019

20.11.2019

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Chicago

31.12.2019

03.03.2020

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Rome

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30.09.2019

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Helsinki

09.09.2019

23.09.2019

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Cali

30.05.2019

22.06.2019

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Lisbon

10.09.2019

24.09.2019

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Montreal

17.06.2019

22.06.2019

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Tacna

24.07.2019

03.08.2019

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Dublin

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11.02.2020

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Bogota

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17.06.2019

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Washington

10.11.2019

18.11.2019

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