Jul 15, 11:50pm
Technology, Innovation, and Games Will Soon Stir up the Island of Santa Catarina  The Rio Times

Games promote learning in mathematics, logic, they are fun, they stimulate reflexes and they are also entertaining. The assertion is the gamer Arthur Nunes, ...

Jul 15, 3:48pm
Journalist Faces Death Threats for Exposing Brazilian Judge's Far-Right Bias  Truthout

On the evening of Sunday, July 7, Brazil's far-right president Jair Bolsonaro attended the country's resounding victory over Peru in the final game of the 2019 ...

Jul 04, 4:00am
Alessandra Ambrosio Shows Off Her Hot Bikini Body in Brazil!  Just Jared

Alessandra Ambrosio Shows Off Her Hot Bikini Body in Brazil! Alessandra Ambrosio is having a blast in Brazil! The 38-year-old former Victoria's Secret Angel hit ...

Jul 03, 4:00am
"Aphrodisiac" Seafood is Produced on a Large Scale in Florianópolis  The Rio Times

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Some of the features associated with certain seafood — oysters and shellfish in particular — are increased libido, being an ...

Jul 02, 4:00am
What Japan's Return To Whaling Means For Minke Whales  Forbes

Despite international outcry, Japan has already hunted its first whales as part of its return to commercial whaling following a 31-year hiatus. One of two minke ...

Jul 01, 9:08am
Florianópolis is Brazil's Second Favorite Foreign Tourist Destination  The Rio Times

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The “Ilha da Magia” (Island of Magic) as Florianópolis is popularly known, with its more than forty beaches and eighteen startups ...

Jun 27, 4:00am
Brazil government evaluates restrictions on Huawei  Telecompaper

Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo said that the Brazilian government has not closed the issue of whether to use Huawei's equipment in 5G networks in ...

Jun 26, 6:17pm
Brazils TIM demoes 5G in Florianopolis  BNamericas English

TIM used Huawei technology and the 3.5GHz frequency for the demonstration in the city of Florianópolis.

Jun 25, 4:00am
10 Of South America's Safest Cities To Visit  TheTravel

There are plenty of beautiful cities in South America. Here are some of the safest you can visit.

Jun 24, 11:32am
Dzivielevski wins $213,000 in first WSOP victory  Casino City Times

24 June 2019. Yuri Dzivielevski (photo by WSOP). Name: Yuri Dzivielevski Nationality: Brazilian Birthplace: Curitiba, Brazil Current Residence: Florianopolis ...

Jun 23, 4:00am
Third Place A Charm For US Skateboarders Tristan Rennie And Brighton Zeuner In Sao Paulo  TeamUSA.org

Team USA rising skateboarding stars Tristan Rennie and Brighton Zeuner picked up third-place finishes at the Vans Park Series circuit stop in Sao Paulo, Brazil, ...

Jun 19, 4:00am
Florianópolis Mayor Suspected of Being Part of a Criminal Organization  The Rio Times

By Xiu Ying, Contributing Reporter. FLORIANÓPOLIS – Gean Loureiro, the mayor of Florianópolis, the capital of Santa Catarina, was arrested yesterday, June ...

Jun 19, 4:00am
Japan's Whaling Plans Risk Int'l Trade Pushback - International Law - United States  Mondaq News Alerts

In late December 2018, Japan announced that it was withdrawing from the International Whaling Commission, and would resume commercial whaling United ...

Jun 18, 4:00am
Tatiana Moreira, Hoplon's Head of Marketing and Publishing, explores the challenges behind creating global communities.  Gamasutra

Creating a game with world-wide appeal is now more important than ever. Tatiana Moreira, Head of Marketing and Publishing at Holplon, explore the chal.

Jun 15, 4:00am
Brazil: general strike highlights Bolsonaro's weakness  In Defence of Marxism

Millions participated in the general strike in Brazil on 14 June, with demonstrations in 380 cities across the country. The strike had been called to reject the ...

Jun 14, 4:00am
Millions of Brazilians Join General Strike and Protests Against President's Austerity Reforms  The Real News Network

In what has become the largest mobilization against Brazil's right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro, millions of Brazilians joined in the general strike, shutting down ...

Jun 12, 4:00am
Leaked Messages Confirm: Imprisonment of Brazil's Lula da Silva was Politically Motivated  The Real News Network

The website The Intercept received a massive archive of communications between prosecutors and judges, involving Brazil's corruption cases. Initial analysis ...

Jun 06, 4:00am
Android updates on Brazilian Huawei phones to halt in August  Business News Americas

The Android operating system running on Huawei smartphones will only receive updates for another 90 days, Google has told Brazilian authorities.

Jun 05, 4:00am
Azul Airlines Begins Flying to Second Destination in Portugal  AirlineGeeks.com

Azul Brazilian Airlines started flying to Porto, Portugal on Monday, June 3. This is the second destination for the airline in Portugal, which already operates.

Jun 03, 4:00am
What a shot! 28 amazing sports photos  CNN

Take a look at 28 amazing sports photos from May 26 to June 2. More from Sport. PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 16: Tiger Woods of the United ...

Jun 02, 4:00am
Watch Video of Led Zeppelin's 50th Anniversary Tribute by Santa Catarina Orchestra  The Rio Times

By Ricardo Wegrzynovski – Led Zeppelin's fiftieth anniversary was celebrated in style at a performance by the Santa Catarina Symphony Orchestra (OSSCA) ...

May 31, 4:00am
Florianópolis Orchestra to Play "Led Zeppelin" for Band's Fiftieth Anniversary  The Rio Times

By Ricardo Wegrzynovski. FLORIANÓPOLIS, BRAZIL – Rock And Roll and Orchestra will be the fine mix prepared to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the ...

May 31, 4:00am
Swiss supreme court dismisses Valcke’s FIFA ban appeal  Hilton Head Island Packet

The Swiss supreme court says it has rejected an appeal by former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke against a 10-year ban from soccer for financial ...

May 30, 4:00am
Roanoke Valley Sister Cities Fosters Connections Across Cultures  Roanoker

Fifty-five years ago, the first sister city for Roanoke was Wonju, South Korea. There are now seven sister cities on four continents.

May 28, 4:00am
Potts and Piampiano brilliant in Brazil  TriathlonWorld.com

After breaking clear on the bike, Americans Andy Potts and Sarah Piampiano stayed clear during the marathon to take Ironman Brazil in impressive style.

May 27, 4:00am
Andy Potts and Sarah Piampiano secure a win at Ironman Brazil  Triathlon Magazine Canada

Potts made his race-winning move on the bike, and Piampiano ran a 2:53 to secure a Kona spot with the win.

May 27, 4:00am
Jurassic-sized impact in Korea with debut of Ironman 70.3 Goseong  Eurosport.com ASIA

Sold-out South Korean half-Ironman is one of four huge international race events hosted by Ironman over the weekend, which also included world renowned ...

May 26, 4:00am
Piampiano, Potts pulverize the pros at IM Brazil  Slowtwitch

U.S. stars Sarah Piampiano and Andy Potts top the podiums at Ironman Brazil.

May 22, 4:00am
Brazil wireless carrier TIM uses equipment from China's Huawei for 5G tests  Reuters

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian wireless carrier TIM Participacoes SA said on Wednesday it is using equipment provided by China's Huawei Technologies Co ...

May 20, 4:00am
Boulevard retail dovetails with Florianópolis terminal  TRBusiness

Brazilian operator Floripa Airport plans to introduce up to 35 new retail and F&B units at Florianópolis International Airport's Boulevard 14/32 leisure.

May 16, 4:00am
Brazilian bodyboarder loses life at Puerto Escondido  SurferToday

Rafael Piccoli, a 38-year-old from Florianopolis, was riding big waves at the infamous Playa Zicatela, in Puerto Escondido. According to local reports, the ...

May 15, 4:00am
Nationwide Student Strike Begins in Brazil Over Bolsonaro’s Budget Cuts  The Globe Post

A nationwide student strike has begun in Brazil as students and teachers from hundreds of universities are protesting over Jair Bolsonaro's education cuts.

May 08, 4:00am
Average Residential Property Prices in Brazil Fell 1.7 Percent in the First Four Months  The Rio Times

From January to April 2019, the average price of property fell by 1.7 percent, according to FipeZap survey released on Tuesday (7th).

May 03, 4:00am
Emirates and LATAM codeshare on 17 Brazilian routes  Business Traveller

Emirates has launched a new codeshare deal with LATAM Airlines Brazil, allowing customers to connect to and from 17 domestic Brazilian destinations via its ...

Apr 18, 4:00am
Brazil's Maritime Industrial Transportation Opportunity  The Maritime Executive

Brazils coastline of some 3000 nautical miles includes several large cities in a layout that makes...

Apr 16, 4:00am
Former Brazil football chief receives life ban  The Statesman

The 86-year-old was also fined one million Swiss francs ($997,000) and ordered to forfeit $3.34 million. IANS | Rio de Janeiro | April 16, 2019 10:45 am.

Apr 12, 4:00am
Avianca Brasil Threatened with Embargo by Guarulhos Airport  The Rio Times

Struggling carrier Avianca Brasil will not be allowed to take off from Brazil's largest airport (GRU), located in Guarulhos, starting Friday, unless it resumes ...

Mar 28, 4:00am
Brazil Real Estate Prices Register Nominal Increase in February  The Rio Times

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter. RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Residential real estate sale prices remained stable in February, showing a nominal ...

Mar 19, 4:00am
Brazilian drug gang opens fire on convoy of trucks carrying nuclear fuel  The Guardian

Latest incident raises concerns about Brazil's nuclear security in a state struggling with violent crime.

Mar 15, 4:00am
AENA and Zürich Airport capture Brazil airport concessions - The Moodie Davitt Report  The Moodie Davitt Report

There are big wins for Spanish airports company AENA, for Zürich Airport and for one local consortium in the privatisation process for airports in Brazil today.

Mar 13, 4:00am
Brazil school shooting: eight people killed, including five students  The Guardian

Eight people, including five schoolchildren, have been killed by gunmen who opened fire in a high school near São Paulo, before turning their guns on ...

Mar 12, 4:00am
IRONMAN 70.3 Sao Paulo becomes fifth IM 70.3 event in Brazil  endurancebusiness.com

IRONMAN and Unlimited Sports have confirmed the addition of the IRONMAN 70.3 São Paulo triathlon in Brazil - the fifth IM 70.3 event in the country.

Mar 04, 5:00am
Tasty Cities Worth Visiting for Their Culinary Creativity  TheStreet.com

If you're looking for a new travel experience or new culinary destinations, these tasty cities might be worth a visit.

Mar 04, 5:00am
The Politics of Brazil's Carnival  The Real News Network

MIKE FOX: Brazilians are in the streets for Carnival. Millions across the country. And for many of them, it's an act of resistance. Supporters of former president ...

Feb 20, 5:00am
HUMANE FARM ANIMAL CARE ATTENDS THE INTERNATIONAL PRODUCTION AND PROCESSING EXPO  GlobeNewswire

Middleburg, VA, Feb. 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC), a fast-growing organization aimed at improving the lives of farm ...

Feb 04, 6:00am
First Cinema in Brazil to Accept Bitcoin for Tickets  Bitcoinist

A cinema in the city of Florianopolis has reportedly become the very first one in the country to allow its customers to buy movie tickets using Bitcoin.

Jan 28, 6:00am
Brazil's Dam Owner Vale, Neck Deep in Sludge  The Real News Network

65 people dead and 279 still missing, Vale mine workers among the missing washed into the valley, says Journalist Mike Fox.

Jan 23, 6:00am
Corey Comish Holmgren  The Herald Journal

Corey Comish Holmgren passed away unexpectedly while enjoying an outing with his family on January 19, 2019, leaving behind his amazing wife and three ...

Jan 18, 6:00am
4 Best Places To Buy A Second Home Overseas In 2019  Forbes

As we head into 2019, property markets in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and Chile are dramatically discounted for dollar buyers. Now is the time to own a home of ...

Jan 06, 6:00am
Isabeli Fontana Packs On The PDA With Husband, Diego Ferrero, While Vacationing In Florianopolis  The Inquisitr

It looks like former Victoria's Secret model Isabeli Fontana is having a ball ever since she started the new year. A quick scroll through her Instagram feed shows ...

Jan 03, 6:00am
Interview: Daredevil Who Kayaked Over Tahquamenon Falls Speaks Out  WWJ Newsradio 950

(WWJ) The man seen in a viral video kayaking over Michigan's Tahquamenon Falls is speaking out. Self-described "extreme kayaker" Marcelo Galizio of ...

Dec 28, 6:00am
Alessandra Ambrosio & Nicolo Oddi Show Some PDA During Beach Trip in Brazil!  Just Jared

Alessandra Ambrosio & Nicolo Oddi Show Some PDA During Beach Trip in Brazil! Alessandra Ambrosio and boyfriend Nicolo Oddi are enjoying their vacation ...

Dec 25, 6:00am
Japan to officially announce pullout from IWC as it looks to resume commercial whaling  The Japan Times

Japan will officially announce Wednesday its withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission in a bid to resume commercial whaling, government ...

Dec 20, 6:00am
Japan to withdraw from IWC to resume commercial whaling: sources  Kyodo News Plus

Japan has decided to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission in a bid to resume commercial whaling for the first time in about 30 years, ...

Dec 07, 6:00am
Poverty in Brazil has risen dramatically in 2018  Brazil

According a survey released this week by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IGBE), numbers of people living in a situation of extreme poverty in ...

Nov 26, 7:11am
Stan Hieronymus’ Best of 2018  Craft Beer & Brewing

Stan Hieronymus, one of the country's foremost experts on beer and an authority on hops, gives us his annual look at what stood out while drinking beer and ...

Nov 14, 6:00am
Brazil Real Estate Sale Prices Dip Slightly in October  The Rio Times

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter. RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – According to the latest FipeZAP Brazil Residential Sales Index, which tracks residential ...

Nov 12, 6:00am
Education Is in the Crosshairs in Bolsonaro's Brazil  The Nation.

The president-elect seeks to ban from the classroom political opinions, debates, and any issues that could be construed as leftist.

Nov 06, 6:00am
6 Great Gay Beaches in South America  TravelPulse

With wintertime approaching here in the Northern Hemisphere, what's a gay beachcomber to do? Why not flip the seasonal script and head south of the equator, ...

Oct 26, 4:00am
Statkraft acquires hydropower in Brazil Oslo Stock Exchange:STAKR39  GlobeNewswire

(Florianopolis/Oslo, 26 October 2018) Statkraft has signed an agreement with EDP Energias do Brasil to acquire a cluster of eight operational hydropower plants ...

Oct 18, 4:00am
Brazil’s home buyers bet on the ballot  Financial Times

Presidential election could see the economy — and therefore house prices — go either way.

Oct 18, 4:00am
“The biggest commercial airport tender in Brazil this year” is launched in Florianópolis - The Moodie Davitt Report  The Moodie Davitt Report

BRAZIL. A multi-package commercial tender has just been launched for the new passenger terminal at Florianópolis International Airport by operator Floripa ...

Oct 17, 4:00am
Brazilian Companies Pressure Workers to Vote for a Fascist Presidential Candidate  In These Times

Fascist Brazilian presidential candidate for the Social Liberal Party, Jair Bolsonaro, gestures during the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association's Unica Forum ...

Oct 12, 4:00am
He had a carbon halo bolted to his skull. Now he’s competing as an Ironman again.  The Washington Post

BOULDER, Colo. — One year ago this week, Tim Don was on a final training ride in preparation for the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, when a ...

Sep 28, 4:00am
Flip for Floripa  improper.com

This southern Brazil destination stands out along the coast...

Sep 18, 4:00am
IWC-67 Amends Aboriginal Subsistence Whaling Schedule, Reaffirms Moratorium on Commercial Whaling | News  IISD Reporting Services

17 September 2018: The 67th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC-67) adopted the Florianópolis Declaration, which affirms the continued ...

Sep 17, 4:00am
World says 'no' to Japan's bid to restart whaling; reaffirms commitment to conserve whales  HSUS News

Japan's package of proposals seeking to upend the 33-year global commercial whaling moratorium was soundly rejected last week at the International Whaling ...

Sep 16, 4:00am
Leaving IWC no guarantee Japan can resume whale hunts:The Asahi Shimbun  Asahi Shimbun

FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil--Japan is once again threatening to pull out of the International Whaling Commission, following the rejection of its proposal to resume ...

Sep 14, 4:00am
Here's what happened at the 2018 International Whaling Commission Meeting  Greenpeace International

The 67th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC), the global body tasked with looking after the world's whale populations, has just wrapped up ...

Sep 13, 4:00am
Investors Love This Brazilian Candidate. That Doesn’t Mean They’ll Vote for Him  Bloomberg

The wealthiest candidate in Brazil's presidential race, a former investment banker, has plenty of supporters among the financial community. He just won't get ...

Sep 11, 4:00am
Proposal for South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary Defeated  Voice of America

An effort to create a safe haven for whales in the South Atlantic was defeated Tuesday at the meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Brazil.

Sep 11, 4:00am
Brazil fund Previ needs more details to decide on Embraer-Boeing deal: CIO  Reuters

The chief investment officer of Brazilian pension fund Previ said on Tuesday the fund needed more details to approve a proposed deal between Embraer SA and ...

Sep 11, 4:00am
Brazilian pension fund Petros says Bradespar, Litel and Eletron in talks to settle Vale dispute  Reuters

Brazilian holding company Bradespar SA, one of the largest shareholders in miner Vale SA, and Litel Participações SA, a holding company owned by pension ...

Sep 11, 4:00am
Nations lock horns in Brazil over Japan's call to resume whaling  The Japan Times

Pro- and anti-whaling nations locked horns Monday as the International Whaling Commission (IWC) began meeting in Brazil amid outrage over Japan's ...

Sep 11, 4:00am
Sale of Brazilian dam Belo Monte not likely in the short term- Petros  Reuters

FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Brazil's Belo Monte hydroelectric dam does not require new capital expenditures and will soon report stable cash ...

Sep 10, 4:00am
UPDATE 1-Brazil's Invepar should restructure, avoid quick sale-Previ  Reuters

Brazilian infrastructure operator Invepar should focus on refinancing its substantial debt load instead of pursuing an immediate sale, the chief executive of ...

Sep 07, 4:00am
'Insult to every voter': Australia criticised as Japan attempts to resume commercial whaling  The Guardian

Australia to send a junior minister for only a brief visit to key meeting of International Whaling Commission.

Sep 05, 4:00am
6 Safe Places to Visit in South America  Wise Bread

South America often gets a bad rap when it comes to perceptions of how safe it is. Just the mention of the continent can conjure up images of unstable political ...

Sep 04, 4:00am
Japan’s bid to resume commercial whaling sets stage for fierce debate  The Washington Post

TOKYO — Japan will open a new bid to resume commercial whaling operations, as well as demand major reforms to the International Whaling Commission ...

Aug 22, 4:00am
Do Brazil's gay-friendly certified cities protect LGBTI residents  Washington Blade

The tourism board of Brazil has certified seven cities as gay-friendly destinations for tourists, but activists contend the reality for their LGBTI residents is different.

Jul 06, 4:00am
'Sueno Florianopolis' Review  Hollywood Reporter

An Argentinean clan travels to Brazil in the 1990s for a family vacation in 'Sueno Florianopolis,' the latest feature from actress-turned-director Ana Katz ('A Stray ...

Jun 08, 4:00am
House in Cacupé / Pimont Arquitetura  ArchDaily

Completed in 2018 in Florianópolis, Brazil. Images by Pedro Caetano + Rafael Bridi. The project is situated in a suburban low-density residential neighborhood ...

Apr 22, 4:00am
Amorelli and Oliveira brilliant in Brazil  TriathlonWorld.com

Igor Amorelli dominated on the bike and stayed clear, while Pamella Oliveira had just enough of a cushion to hold on for the win as the two made Brazil proud ...

Jan 21, 6:00am
4th Floripa Open: a massive start  Chessbase News

1/21/2018 – The 4th Floripa Open held in Florianópolis, Brazil, has grown into one of the pre-eminent swiss open tournaments, not just in Brazil, but in all of Latin ...

Nov 14, 6:00am
'A Rapist Is Not a Father': Brazilian Women Protest Proposed Rollback of Abortion Rights  Upside Down World

Women have taken to the streets by the thousands in Brazil to fight the conservative government's latest threat to human rights in the country: a proposed total ...

Aug 08, 4:00am
The new wave of Brazilian SaaS innovators  TechCrunch

The SaaS market in Brazil is booming. It mirrors the rapid adoption of SaaS as the dominant cloud computing type in a global public cloud services market that's ...

May 28, 4:00am
Two-minute ticker: New Ironman best | Don shatters world best in Brazil, Cheetham wins women's race  TriathlonWorld.com

Tim Don obliterated the previous world-best time while Susie Cheetham was equally as brilliant at the Ironman South American Championship in Florianopolis.

Jan 19, 6:00am
Brazil: A look into Latin America’s largest startup ecosystem  TechCrunch

Brazil is the most populous country in South America, as well as its largest market. Internet penetration and use are high -- Brazil trails only the US in total ...

Dec 12, 6:00am
7 Highlights of Florianopolis Brazil  TravelPulse

Florianópolis, or Floripa as it is affectionately known, is located on the Southeast coast of Brazil. It is the capital of the Santa Catarina state with half of the city ...

Nov 26, 6:00am
Brazil’s three southern states escape the worst ravages of recession  The Economist

The region's luck starts with climate and geography.

May 22, 4:00am
Absolutely enchanting AirBNB home in Brazil was built from demolished houses in the area  Inhabitat

A visual artist called Jaime built an enchangting home in Brazil made entirely from demolished houses in the area called Cabana Floripa.

Feb 18, 6:00am
I went to Brazil, even though everyone told me not to because of Zika  Mashable

I was sitting in a taxi heading back to my hotel in Copacabana after a day touring the streets of Rio de Janeiro, when an ad came on the radio and I heard the ...

Feb 08, 6:00am
Santa Catarina Emerges as Breeding Ground for Startups in Brazil  Nearshore Americas

Growing at double the average rate of the Brazilian IT sector, the state of the Santa Catarina, in the south of Brazil, has become a breeding ground for startups.

Dec 24, 6:00am
Florianopolis is Brazil's most fascinating island city you’ve never heard of  Toronto Star

Go beyond the obvious destinations in Brazil and take a trip to the island city of Florianopolis (a.k.a. Floripa).

Jul 31, 4:00am
Nightlife in Florianopolis, Brazil: Samba, cachaca, party on the beach - Daily Star  Daily Star

THE World Cup may be over but our interest in Brazil certainly isn't. If you're looking for a different kind of sport, head to Florianopolis - where the clubs, bars and ...

May 28, 4:00am
Samba, surfing and stunning nature trails: 10 best things to do in Florianopolis, Brazil  Express.co.uk

With the World Cup about to kick off and the Olympics taking place in 2016, Brazil is growing in popularity as a tourist destination for British holidaymakers.

Mar 21, 4:00am
Florianópolis lures buyers away from Brazil’s megacities  Financial Times

Blitzing a superfood concoction from the plum-coloured berries on her Jabuticaba tree – native to southern Brazil – Ana Cristina da Luz doesn't miss her ...

Feb 18, 5:00am
Brazil deploys elite forces in southern state to contain wave of violent attacks from drug lords  MercoPress

Elite police commando units fanned out across the streets of the Brazilian southern state of Santa Catarina over the weekend in an attempt to contain a wave of ...

Oct 19, 5:00am
Florianópolis: Azorean Cultural Center planned for 2012 - Brazil  Portuguese American Journal

The municipality of Florianópolis, in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil, is honoring its Azorean heritage with the establishment of the “Centro de Cultura ...

Jul 07, 4:00am
On an Island in Brazil, a Real Estate Boom Lingers  New York Times

FLORIANÓPOLIS, BRAZIL — When Hans Keeling quit his job at a New York City law firm in 2004, his plan was to take a surfboard to the verdant subtropical ...