The country’s unheralded, European South is more than beaches, rainforests, and Carnival.
Meet the Other Brazil
Brazil is far more varied than the regions best known to Americans. Much of Southern Brazil, engine of the country’s industrial and agricultural economy, is strikingly reminiscent of Europe. Four of Brazil’s southernmost states—Mato Grosso do Sul, Paraná, Santa Catarina, and Rio Grande du Sul—rarely get much attention, but should, because they teem with wildlife, attractions, agriculture, and a healthy German obsession with beer. Photos by Stephen Buel