Tag Archives: Latin America

Attempts to impeach Brazil president illegal: Attorney general

Press TV – April 5, 2016 Brazil’s attorney general has slammed impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff as illegal, saying such a bid is nothing more than an attempted coup d’état. Jose Eduardo Cardozo, the government’s main legal advisor, defended … Continue reading

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The Forces Behind the Attempted Coup in Brazil

By Mark Weisbrot | The Hill | April 5, 2016 If you are following the news of political turmoil in Brazil, it may be difficult to get a grasp of what is really going on. This often happens when there … Continue reading

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Jací and Guarací – The Amazon’s river Legend

The Amazon river or “Rio Amazonas” is located in South America. It is the largest river in the world and second in length, with approximately 6,400 km (4.000 miles). The Amazon river crosses 7 countries of South America, Guyana, Ecuador, … Continue reading

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A quaint, colonial stay

Sitting outside an ice cream parlour along the cobbled streets of this colonial town our table and chairs were on the wonk, dipping into the crevices left by years of neglect as homage to its history. The crisp, white buildings … Continue reading

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Revolutionary in Rio

A young girl’s long hair is blown by the wind, while she stares ahead at a small collection of trees. Three heads – human or animal we are not sure — protrude from wellington boots on the pavement. It is … Continue reading

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Postcard: street art in Rio de Janeiro

Over the last three years, I’ve occassionally heard about people taking street art tours. I would never have thought about taking one, but while I was traveling in July I took two, and they were two highlights of my time away from … Continue reading

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Postcard: jungle fish

The craziest-looking fish I’ve ever seen One of the biggest dietary changes that I have experienced in the last few months is the amount of fish that I’m eating has increased – a lot. That is especially true of the few … Continue reading

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Postcard: where two rivers meet

For a very long time, since I was a kid, I’ve been fascinated by nature, this thing and concept that was largely out of reach for me. Sure, I went to the park all the time, and when I was growing … Continue reading

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