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2018 Retrospective – Part II Posted by on Jan 14, 2019

Bom dia, leitores! Good morning, readers! Our previous post remembered the most remarkable events that took place in the ano (year) 2018 in Brazil. Now let’s move on to the second part! In case you missed it, here you go:  A prisão do ex-Presidente Lula | The arrest of former President Lula For a period…

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2018 Retrospective – Part I Posted by on Dec 31, 2018

If 2017 was the ano (year) of uncertainties, then in 2018 we were able to obtain many answers – sometimes undesired ones – to our doubts. During the course of events that defined this year, scandals, losses, protests and a lot of turmoil, Brazil underwent a series of mudanças (changes) that perhaps only the year…

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Christmas Special – ‘Salpicão’ Recipe Posted by on Dec 22, 2018

É quase natal, caros leitores! It is almost Christmas, dear readers! Quais são seus planos para o feriado? What are your plans for the holidays? Whatever they are, I am sure it envolves celebration, perhaps with the family or close friends. And whenever we think of celebration, we think of comida (food). And what better…

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Gifts in Portuguese Posted by on Dec 13, 2018

Olá, meus caros leitores! Hello, my dear readers! The holidays are upon, meaning that o Natal (Christmas) will soon be bringing its joyous festivities, typical dishes, family gatherings, office parties and, of course, gifts. Although the holiday season may hold different meanings and in each culture, which may result in different traditions, it is undeniable…

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Portuguese listening/reading practice – Hostil Mundo Novo Posted by on Nov 30, 2018

Boa noite a todos! Good evening, everyone! Today we resume our ongoing Listening/ Reading practice. The selected text is called Hostil Mundo Novo (Hostile New World) by one of Brazil’s most renowned writer and biographer Ruy Castro, who was written about our country’s popular personalities such as Garrincha and Carmen Miranda. His text is about…

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