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Unbelievable headlines from Brazil in 2021 Posted by on Jan 10, 2022

Saudações, prezados leitores! Greetings, dear readers! Feliz 2022! Happy 2022!  Você acompanha as notícias em português? Do you follow the news in Portuguese? Our previous posts offered a recap on last year’s main stories. But besides those decisive events that shaped 2021, there were several other manchetes (headlines) that caught our attention throughout the year…

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Why was the Brazilian Special Secretary for Culture removed from office? Posted by on Jan 31, 2020

Bom dia, pessoal! Good morning, you guys! Perhaps you may find it contradictory that a country so racially diverse like our own could possibly have residents who would show any trace of sympathy for neo-Nazi ideologies. Well, as strange as it sounds, this movement has gained some visibility especially since the last elections. This bizarre…

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Portuguese listening/reading practice – Bolsonaro terá supervisão de um adulto Posted by on Mar 25, 2019

Olá, leitores! Hello, readers! Today’s listening and reading practice features a text by Brazilian journalist Renato Terra named Bolsonaro terá supervisão de um adulto (Bolsonaro will have adult supervision). He writes a weekly satirical column about Brazil’s current political issues. This one talks about President Jair Bolsonaro’s most recent Twitter blunder about Carnival. Check out…

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Brazilian News: The Mangueira Samba school parade and the murder of Marielle Franco Posted by on Mar 15, 2019

March 14th. What used to be customary date in the Brazilian calendar is now a day of tristeza, luta e resistência política (sadness, struggle, political resistance) of minorities and progressive movements in the social field. It was on that date, in the ano (year) 2018, that the vereadora (councilwoman) of the city of Rio de…

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Let’s improve your Portuguese skills in 2019! – Part II Posted by on Jan 31, 2019

Boa tarde a todos! Good afternoon to all! Our previous posts compiled a bunch of tips, recommended websites and ideas to ajudar vocês (help you) further your Portuguese skills. Now let’s move on to the second installment with some more suggestions!  Melhore suas habilidades de escuta | Improve your listening skills 2) Veja as notícias…

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