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#103 Sitting around while they cut down the Amazon

Photo by Pok Rie on Pexels.com This week, the BBC reported that heavily armed miners had invaded a remote indigenous reserve in the North of Brazil and stabbed one of its leaders to death. The tensions in the Amazon region … Continue reading

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#99 General strike in Brazil.

Yesterday, there was a general strike in Brazil which meant that the metro wasn’t running and I couldn’t get into school to teach the children how to be dramatic. The primary reason for the strike was the reform of the … Continue reading

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#82 Watching the Brazilian Presidential election

As I write, the far right candidate for the Brazilian presidency, Jair Bolsonaro, came knicker grippingly close to winning the presidency in the first round. The way the system works in Brazil, if a candidate does not achieve 50% plus … Continue reading

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#80 Celebrating Brazil’s Independence

On September 7th every year, the people of Brazil get a day off. Well, most of them. The buses and metro in Sao Paulo keep running and most of the restaurants and shops seem to be open but I get … Continue reading

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