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João Miguel Lima

Occasional biker, Sociology grad student, lover of good stories and zines, and collaborator of Global Voices in Portuguese. I'm speaking from Fortaleza, Brazil. I occasionally blog at random on Sem ponteiros.

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Latest posts by João Miguel Lima

18 April 2012

Brazil: Aquarium Project Sparks Transparency Debate

In Fortaleza, the fifth largest city in Brazil, the recent start of construction on an aquarium has prompted discussions over public resources, state government priorities and the city's future, as...

16 January 2012

Brazil: Cultural Debate as ‘Oh if I Catch You’ Song Goes Global

If you keep track of international music trends or if you're a Cristiano Ronaldo supporter, you've probably heard the song 'Ai se eu te pego'. Brazilian singer Michel Teló's major...

11 January 2012

Guinea-Bissau: President Passes Away Amidst Political Upheaval

After being hospitalized for almost three months, the President of Guinea-Bissau, Malam Bacai Sanhá, passed away in Paris on Monday, January 9. He was 64 years and died of diabetes,...

21 October 2011

Brazil: Belo Monte Dam Case Comes to Court

The Brazilian justice system has provided new fuel to the protesting voices against the Belo Monte hydroelectric power plant, after its construction begun in June 2011. A lawsuit filed in...


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