Category Archives: General

The Scarcity Of Water

Originally posted on STREET ART RAT:
New collaborative piece by the twin brothers Os Gemeos and JR in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Os Gemeos wrote a comment to explain the meaning behind this mural: “[…] the scarcity of water is the…

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In one favela, mixed expectations for Rio’s Olympic legacy

Originally posted on Righting Rio:
Leaning over the concrete walls on his friend’s rooftop, William de Oliveira excitedly points out the view. On all sides, stretching down the hill, filling the valley, are thousands of multicolored homes of whatever shape…

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Is there a Brazilian model of development? – development@manchester

By Armando Barrientos and Edmund Amann. Originally published in Policy In Focus, a publication of the UNDP’s International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth. As the world begins to wake up to the dire social and economic consequences of rising inequality, we … Continue reading

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Crowded Bus by CharlesTorres

Originally posted on PicPicPic:
An everyday frame of Belo Horizonte City in a rush hours. From 500px http://ift.tt/1Vp4jj4

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On Mario Cravo Neto and Afro-Brazilian Identity

Originally posted on rohanwriting:
The study of the Middle Passage is often and increasingly being explored in university literature syllabi across the UK. My own experiences as a literature undergraduate attests, with a reoccurring focus on the enforced transatlantic exchange…

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Rumours that GM mosquitoes may inadvertently have caused Brazil’s epidemic could potentially cost lives

Originally posted on The Logical Place:
By Mark Lynas. First published in the Guardian, 4 February 2016 Conspiracy theories are not unlike viruses. Mostly they circulate harmlessly on the fringes of society, but every now and then a mutation for…

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Review: ‘The Boy and the World’

Originally posted on Dallas Film Now:
A sparkling gem, The Boy and the World lives up to its title, following a young boy whose search for his father leads him to all corners of his native land, both for good…

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We black people should be proud of our blackness too!

Originally posted on Angie's Inspiration:
Hello friends! How are you all doing? It’s almost Friday! Are you ready for the weekend? I sure am! :) Can’t wait for the weekend to get here. Anyway, today I just wanted to…

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Ford Pinto / Corcel case

Originally posted on Dani Translator:
[English:] In 1971, Ford introduced new product, named “Pinto”, derived from the pinto horse. In contrast to Ford expectation, Brazilians viewed differently the product, because “Pinto” in Brazil meant penis. This language problem resulted in…

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Review: Postal Blue – Of Love & Other Affections

Originally posted on Mix It All Up:
? ‘Of Love & Other Affections’ is Brazillian musician, Postal Blue’s second album. You’d be wrong to think that Postal Blue is a new artist though as the last album ‘International Breeze’ was…

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