Presidential Brazilian Elections


As September arrives, it brings to Brazilians and Brazilian Communities around the world an opportunity to celebrate their Independence from Portugal. The One hundred and ninety-second anniversary, brings along the chance to create, re-think and revive this mark in history, leading to the question, did Brazil really learn their lesson? Brazilians today live a dark and uncertain moment, trying to ban corruption, lack of education and health, even worse uncontrollable violence.

Being the potency it is in size and population number, Brazil has serious problems. Considered in 2010 one of the most promising emerging countries, part of the BRIC (Brazil, India, China) and even the sixtieth economy in the world, it managed to put itself in an impossible position, where the government is discredited and opposed by the people. Corruption, lobbying, and disregard to the social needs of its population, the Dilma Administration is fighting with poor arguments to gain popularity and votes, but it is still up in the air if that will be possible. Meanwhile the government opposition represented by candidate Aecio Neves and Marina Silva, are still trying to gain votes and win the race to power.

In reality a large margin of voters, in not being seriously considered. Millions of Brazilians live abroad, across the ocean, with access to media opinion and social medias, but apart of the real interaction, and the true feeling of what moves each candidate to the Presidency, making it hard to make a decision. We are no longer one, we are many, in a Global community where one decision affects many, and causes general consequences, in a gigantic domino effect. Regardless, even if you don’t live in Brazil, electing the right leader, is important, the decision of change is everyone’s decision, each vote is important for a change, no matter where you are.

President Obama slogan for his Presidential Campaign in 2008 was blunt and clear ,”Yes We Can”, it proved to work, gave people hope of change. Let’s shake it, give someone else a chance and it happened! One more time America made a difference. There is no change without participation, opinion and will. Brazil must stand, vote, and change. If not for yourself, for the orphans that live on the streets, for the people dying in hospital corridors without hope, for the hungry, homeless. People need to understand, we are the only ones that can really change it all, you have the power, but not protesting and breaking, this is a hopeless act, and after every protest is made, everything goes back to normal, and it is forgotten. Your vote is the most powerful weapon you can use. Make a difference!


Adam Selman Creates Miss Baby Backpack Exclusively for

Beauty-com BagComplimentary with purchases of $100 or more*, a division of, inc. introduces a partnership with New York designer Adam Selman for fall. An ideal tote to take to fashion week or back to campus, Miss Baby Backpack features a graphic print from Mr. Selman’s fall 2014 collection. Shoppers can find the miniature pack at Continue reading “Adam Selman Creates Miss Baby Backpack Exclusively for”

MONSTER JAM® TICKETS ON SALE Annual motor sports spectacle among first events at renovated Orlando Citrus Bowl


It’s official!  MONSTER JAM® will make its return to the Orlando area on January 24, 2015 as one of the first events to be held in the renovated Orlando Citrus Bowl. Tickets go on sale to the general public tomorrow, August 27, at 10 a.m. Tickets start at only $15 (subject to facility, convenience, and handling charges). 

  Continue reading “MONSTER JAM® TICKETS ON SALE Annual motor sports spectacle among first events at renovated Orlando Citrus Bowl”

Tiny Doors Found In Orlando Trees Open Big Imaginations

KEEBLER LOGOAll over the country, tiny doors have been popping up  in trees, bringing to life the possibility that elves really do exist. To open kids’ imaginations and reacquaint families with the magic of elves,   Keebler(TM), in collaboration with arborists and  local artists, are installing tiny doors in  Orlando…but they’ll only be around for a limited  time.

Lake Eola Park and Gaston Edwards Park, Orlando, FL 32801-Through September 30th Continue reading “Tiny Doors Found In Orlando Trees Open Big Imaginations”

Dine Out At Texas de Brazil In September And Help End Childhood Hunger

Texas de Brazil No Kid HungryFunds raised support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign ending childhood hunger in America

In America, 1 in 5 children struggles with hunger. This September, Texas de Brazil is joining thousands of restaurants nationwide to support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry(®) campaign by raising funds in their restaurants.

During the entire month of September, Texas de Brazil® is offering incentives to help encourage guests to donate to the No Kid Hungry campaign. Guests that donate $1 will receive a complimentary dessert on a return visit. If the guest donates $5 or more, they will receive $10 off dinner for up to 8 guests on a return visit! The best part, 100% of the donation goes to No Kid Hungry. For more information on Texas de Brazil and this September event, visit and

“Through the No Kid Hungry campaign, $1 provides up to 10 meals to a child that is facing hunger,” stated Salim Asrawi, Chief Operating Officer of Texas de Brazil.  “No child should have to face that adversity and Texas de Brazil is honored to support this cause and provide our guests with an opportunity to get involved as well.”

In 2013, nearly 9,000 restaurants raised $7.5 million for the No Kid Hungry campaign. No Kid Hungry funds are used to raise awareness about child hunger in the U.S., create public-private partnerships that align kids with the resources they need, support nutrition programs like School Breakfast and Summer Meals; and educate kids and their families on how to cook healthy meals with limited resources.

“Everyone–private citizens, businesses, policymakers, and nonprofits–has a role in helping end childhood hunger in America,” said Billy Shore, Founder and CEO of Share Our Strength. “I encourage everyone to dine out often at participating restaurants wherever they are this September. Then visit to join this national movement to ensure that every child in America has access to the nutritious food they need, every day.”

College football weaves with NASCAR in TaxSlayer Bowl

TaxSlayer Bowl-branded NASCAR car debuts this weekend, Earnhardt Jr. confirmed for 2015 bowl game

The speed, athleticism and teamwork inherent in college football and NASCAR merge this year as combines its football and car-racing assets in a series of high-impact promotions. Continue reading “College football weaves with NASCAR in TaxSlayer Bowl”

Hispanic Festival and Parade Coming to Orlando

thumbJust around the corner on Sept. 28, the Florida Hispanic Festival and Parade at Festival Park is coming to Orlando, Florida. The parade runs from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., and the festival will begin at 1 p.m. and run until 6 p.m.

El Guitarreño  from WAPA America will ride on the InfoMas parade float.
We are the presenting sponsor of the event and will have a booth at the festival so please be sure to come by and say “Hello.”


Last week, the Mexican Consulate officially announced the event with Hispanic associations such as Colombian Consulate, Casa de Mexico and the Puerto Rican Federal Affairs Office.

Salsa singer Michael Stuart; la Gitana, from Rumba 100.3FM; Franchi, from Rumba 100.3FM; and Monica Correa, Bright House Networks Corporate Multicultural Communications Manager, (below) were all in attendance for the announcement.

Source: Bright House Networks

BRETT FINDLAY ACQUIRED FROM ALASKA Solar Bears Add Rookie Defenseman Jake Parenteau

Solar Bears Add Rookie Defenseman Jake Parenteau

Orlando, FL – The Orlando Solar Bears, proud affiliate of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL’s Toronto Marlies, announced today that they have acquired the rights to F Brett Findlay from the Alaska Aces in exchange for future considerations and they have agreed to terms with D Jake Parenteau. Continue reading “BRETT FINDLAY ACQUIRED FROM ALASKA Solar Bears Add Rookie Defenseman Jake Parenteau”


Heart Walk 


We are pleased to announce that the Solar Bears front office, dance team, coaches and staff (and possibly a player or two) will be walking and fundraising to supportHeart Walk the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk again this year! The funds we raise are needed for critical cardiovascular disease research and education.

Festivities will begin at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 6, at the University of Central Florida Memorial Hall, 4000 Central Florida Blvd, Orlando, FL, 32816. The Heart Walk begins at 8:00 a.m.


To join the Solar Bears team, register under Team Shades. If you elect to help raise funds, please click here.
Shades Heart Walk

  • Fans that walk with us on September 6th and raise $25 online (prior to September 4th) will receive an Orlando Solar Bears “Team Shades” T-Shirt  
  • Fans that walk with us on September 6th and raise $100 online (prior to September 4th) will receive one (1) Center Ice VIP ticket to a regular season home game and an invitation to the Orlando Solar Bears “Heart Walk After Party” with our players (date TBD – value $100). Walkers at this level can buy up to 3 additional passes to the “After Party” game/event.

Thank you, in advance, for your donation and support.  We look forward to walking with you on Saturday, September 6.




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