Tag Archives: Brazil

#128 the wider effect of George Floyd’s death

What has been happening around the world in terms of inequality and prejudice is tragic and unacceptable and has been going on for hundreds of years. It is also a shame that it requires tragedies like the death of George … Continue reading

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#126 The economic impacts of Covid-19 in Brazil

As you should be able to see from the graph above, about 55 days into the pandemic here, Brazil has not yet managed to bend the curve and is now registering the second-highest official daily total of deaths in the … Continue reading

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#123 Celebrating Easter with Covid-19

When I say Easter, I obviously mean the holiday we are given in April which was the time, the venerable Bede observed, that the pagan Anglo Saxons held their feasts in honour of their goddess Ēostre. She is thought to … Continue reading

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#122 Living with lockdown

There has been so much going on that I probably shouldn’t have left it till the end of the second week confined to the flat before I started writing about the experience. The last two weeks I have spent working … Continue reading

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#120 Worrying about the Coronavirus

This week has seen the first case of coronavirus identified in Sao paulo. The 61 year old man had recently returned from a business trip to Italy and is the first known case in Latin America.  Stock prices plunged in … Continue reading

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#116 Trying to get a Brazilian driving license

People from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland are allowed to drive in Brazil using their UK driving license for 80 days, counting from the day they enter the country, as far as they have their original … 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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#71 Watching Neymar fall over and Harry Kane score goals

Supporters of the other home nations were very cynical about England’s victory over Tunisia. Even scoring six against might not silence the critics. We will probably have to wait until after the Belgium game on Thursday to find out what … Continue reading

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