Brazil Too Cold for Penguins

With the cold front that hit Brazil in late July, images of white mountain tops, people under many layers of clothing, and even snowboarders popped up online in Brazilian newspapers and on social media sites. It snows mostly in the three southern states of Rio Grande do Sul, Paraná, and Santa Catarina. The main cities in the mountainous regions of these states where it has snowed the most are São Joaquim (SC), Urubici (SC) and São José dos Ausentes (RS), located inland, on the border between Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul.