I'm a writer and a researcher who has spent the past two decades studying foreign cultures, with a focus on Brazil. Having taught myself a few foreign languages, I put them to practical use by going to live abroad on a budget, contemplating my old life in the New World and my new life in the Old. After years in the Mediterranean, I now reside in Puerto Rico, writing and working for a startup while dreaming about building my own home.
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"Leaving this song out doesn't make the party less fun and we manage to have a gathering where everyone can really enjoy themselves."
One forward-thinking Bahia-born journalist hatches an online gift economy project with an important difference — it's exclusively for women.
The Pampulha Ensemble, as well as Brazil's capital Brasília, were designed by the country's late-great modernist architect Oscar Niemeyer.
The "closing of the body" is supposed to ward off evil. Followers of the Afro-Brazilian religions of Candomblé and Umbanda as well as some Catholics practice the ritual.
Expressing opinions about political life is an increasingly dangerous activity in Mozambique. Yet another academic, José Jaime Macuane, has been kidnapped and shot—but thankfully not killed—in the streets of Maputo.
While some argue that respected authors from Portugal are being axed from the curriculum, others say priority should be given to the literature of Portuguese Africa and Latin America.