The well-lit areas in the foreground show one of the favelas, or slums, nestled into the Rio de Janeiro hillsides. In the background stands the Sugar Loaf mountain depicted in the Diego ad. 

In 2010 Brazil experienced a 7.5 percent growth rate of its gross domestic product. Perhaps not quite as high as China’s that year, but nevertheless a very encouraging sign that the resource-rich nation of more than 198 million Brazilians would experience an economic upsurge for the benefit of all. More

Carter: Art Exhibition Transcends U.S.-China Politics

by Rebecca Smith A contemporary Chinese art exhibition kicking off in Atlanta is an example of how the U.S. and China can continue fostering ever closer ties on the eve of their 35th anniversary of diplomatic relations, former President Jimmy Carter said at the launch July 17. More

UGA Alums Hitchhike Silk Road to Explore Chinese Views on Nature

by Trevor Williams | July 16, 2014 Two University of Georgia alumni are hitchhiking in western China on a journey to learn more about how people in the world’s most populous country experience the outdoors and how its wild spaces will hold up under the pressure of a growing number of visitors.  More

Carter Center Auction Raises $1.5 Million for Peace, Health Programs

by Chris Freiberg | July 15, 2014 The Carter Center last month raised $1.5 million to support its worldwide peace and health programs, bolstered by an original painting by former President Jimmy Carter that fetched $210,000 at the organization’s annual auction and retreat in Colorado.  More

The Monaco Boys Choir to Perform in Atlanta July 17 and 19

by Phil Bolton | July 10, 2014 The world-acclaimed Monaco Boys Choir is to perform at two locations the week of July 14 in Atlanta during a seven city tour in the United States in celebration of its 40th anniversary. More

Amb. Addleton Can Thank a Fellow Georgian for His Foreign Service Award

by Phil Bolton | June 28, 2014 Macon native Ambassador Jonathan Addleton, who recently received a “constructive dissent” Foreign Service Award, can thank another Georgian for the honor. More