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CULTURE

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A Brazilian proverb states, “Those who leave will take longing on their journeys.” However, translating saudade with “longing” doesn’t do the term justice. Olaf …

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Accompanying an unprecedented level of national attention, Brasil’s always vibrant Cinema community has had a number of international festival successes this year, exploring themes and …

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First published in its original form online at Stylus Magazine in November 2005. The article has been out of print since Stylus closed up …

SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

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The cowardly murder of socialist councilwoman Marielle Franco, on March 14, has all the hallmarks of political assassination. The protests that swept across Brazil on …

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By Tiago Rodrigues Santos Since 1984, the MST (Movimento Sem Terra or Landless Rural Workers’ Movement) has voluntarily built 1500 public schools in its …

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By Joana Tavares / Brasil de Fato. May 18, 2017. Joao Pedro Stedile, leader of the Landless Rural Workers’ Movement (MST) and of the …

POLITICS

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Frei Betto, 70,  a Dominican Friar and author of 52 books, is one of the central figures in the Brazilian liberation theology movement. Tortured …

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The clear displacement of power from the executive may be an attempt to remove the royal power from the President, transforming him into another …

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On Twitter, Dilma Rousseff, the former Brazilian President who was deposed in the 2016 Coup, called the electoral victory of the Alberto Fernández/Christina Kirchner …