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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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#19 follow the US presidential race.

To be honest, it’s pretty difficult to avoid the US presidential campaign at the moment. Trump provides such great entertainment for everyone.  He even features in my daughter’s school assembly. It seems astonishing sometimes who the  US populus are willing … Continue reading

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