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Archive for July, 2019

Portuguese reading practice: Eduardo Bolsonaro and the Brazilian Embassy Posted by on Jul 31, 2019

the president's son

Saudações a todos! Greetings to all! In your opinion, what does it take to become an Embaixador (Ambassador)? Long-term experience? An in-depth conhecimento (knowledge) of the language and culture of the country? A solid background in diplomatic relations? Well, according to president Jair Bolsonaro, all it takes is to be related to him. Even better…

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Bora tomar uma? Brazilian bar culture Posted by on Jul 28, 2019

You should know by now that Brazilians love to have uma cerveja (a beer), right? It doesn’t matter if they are called a bar, “boteco”, “botequim”, “birosca” or the beloved “barzinho”, there is a place for you to tomar uma (grab a beer) anytime and anywhere. If you want to know a little more about…

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The Edge of Democracy Posted by on Jul 12, 2019

If you have been acompanhando (keeping up with) the recent political history of Brazil knows that it is quite troubled and hard to entender (understand). Even Brazilians find it difficult to find explanations for how the country has mudou (changed) so much in such a short period of time, polarizing a sociedade (society) between groups…

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