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Melissa Mann

Interpreter | Translator | Writer (in alphabetical order)

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Latest posts by Melissa Mann

21 January 2011

Lusophone Culture: Buala “Giving Voice” to Contemporary African Cultures

They propose “to create new views, free from prejudice and colonial judgment,” of contemporary African cultures, and in an interview with Global Voices, Marta Lança and Francisca Bagulho talk about...

8 November 2010

Brazil: Female Bloggers React to the Country's First Female President: Yes, She Can!

Dilma Rousseff is the first woman in a group of 35 Brazilian presidents, and will be the first Brazilian in an elite club of 17 female global leaders. What are...

15 October 2010

Mario Vargas Llosa and His Relationship with Peru

The sometimes conflictive relationship between Mario Vargas Llosa and Peru is key to understanding the body of his literary work. After the news that the author received the Nobel Prize...

13 October 2010

Brazil: Research and Advances in Renewable Energy Sources

In recent decades, Brazil has received acclaim as a country of clean energy, with alternative and renewable sources playing a major role in the country’s energy mix. The inclusion of...

17 September 2010

Ecuador: Twitter Campaign Against Car Accidents

#sitomasnomanejes [if you drink, don’t drive] is the recent Twitter campaign to reduce the number of deaths from traffic accidents in Ecuador. Twitter users have been hashtagging #sitomasnomanejes amidst the...

14 August 2010

Brazil: The Indigenous, The Internet and Interculturality

Ever more present in villages, technology has been gaining ground as an efficient means to ensure the indigenous lifestyle and culture. Tools like Google Earth and GPS aid reforestation efforts...

29 June 2010

Angola: Once Upon a Time in Roque Santeiro

The development experienced by Luanda holds one of the most frequented commercial spaces in the city. The Roque Santeiro Market, that generates thousands of dollars a day, to account, is...

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