Center and Periphery | Policies and Politics

The New World Lusophone Sousaphone

I enjoy proving from time to time that I am capable of translating and subtitling film clips without complete ineptitude.

This week I thought I would take a crack at what promises to be a complex and eventful political season in São Paulo, as a youngish technocrat from the PT, Fernando Haddad, takes over City Hall from the widely despised Gilberto Kassab — a real estate broker and former city planning secretary whose term of office was marked by extreme inertia in dealing with such problems as public transportation, a flagship downtown renewal roject and a city building permit official who grew rich in the course of performing his public duties.

Source: Revitalizing Downtown São Paulo | YouTube | Excerpt from a local newscast posted by the user SPCentro on July 30, 2012.

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