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Paula Góes · December, 2007

Brazilian journalist, translator and lightworker living in London since 2002, Proud volunteer translator for the Global Voices in Portuguese site.

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Lusosphere: Wishes and hopes for 2008

31 December 2007

The new year is inevitably soon arriving and the Lusosphere is booming with posts about traditions, resolutions, wishes, and reflections. Here is a short roundup of Portuguese speaking blogs from Brazil, Cape Verde, East Timor, Mozambique and Portugal - although countries far apart, they share the language and hopes for a better future.

Angola: Welcome to a new blogger

30 December 2007

Soba L [pt] is a new blogger from Luanda, Angola, who likes examining carefully daily events. In his first posts, he analyzes the actual situation of the RAP music in  Angola, the consequences of the civil war, and the recent summit Africa-Europe.

Angola: Looking forward to 2008 elections

28 December 2007

Orlando Castro [pt] comments on the announcement of elections for the Angolan parliament taking place in September 2008. “Angola has (almost) everything to show and to prove that it can be, indeed, an example to Africa and hence to the world”.

Brazil: A visit to Pakistan

28 December 2007

On Benazir Bhutto's death, Leonardo Sakamoto [pt] leaves the factual news to the newspapers and publishes links to his personal accounts of Pakistan, a country which he visited to see projects that fight against slavery. In his travel blog, he talks about people, politics and religion. “You will see how...

Brazil: An end of year reminder about slavery

27 December 2007

Leonardo Sakamoto [pt] has a reminder for this final days of 2007: slavery still happens in Brazil. He points out that: “Its economic nature differs from the slavery of classical and modern eras, from the colony and empire days. But the inhumane treatment of restricting freedom and the process of...

Brazil: 18,000 liters of amonia and latex leak in Acre

27 December 2007

Altino Machado [pt] reports on a environmental disaster in Xapuri, Acre-Brazil, when 18,000 liters of ammonia and latex leaked into the environment after a tank in a condom factory collapsed. “The accident happened on Saturday, 22, the 19th anniversary of trade union leader and environmentalist Chico Mendes’ murder”.

Lusosphere: On Benazir Bhutto's death

27 December 2007

Denise Arcoverde [pt] was shocked to learn about Benazir Bhutto's death. “Bonazir was such a brilliant and courageous women who knew very well the risk she run, and who was anything but stupid. However, to leave your mark, there is a price to pay”. She has also compiled a short...

Brazil: Open Source Living

26 December 2007

“In less than five days, a personal list of “open source” software has become a huge archive that everyone must bookmark”. Antonio Granado [pt] reports on the Open Source Living an archive of Open Source software, applications and references for a zero-cost,

Brazil: The first Christmas of a mother who has lost a son

25 December 2007

Carlos Eduardo Santos [pt] publishes a moving letter from a mother who has lost her son telling us about the first Christmas without him. Her 26 years old son was killed on a robbery in Recife, Brazil. She says: “Is it worth it to love this city? This state? This...

Angola: Jailed journalists still in prison

25 December 2007

Orlando Castro [pt] reports that Angolan journalists Armando Chikoca and José Lelo, both arrested in the past months while working in different news pieces in two different parts of the country, are still in prison. “This all happen because there still are journalists who insist on being journalists”.

Brazil: The future is open source

23 December 2007

Sérgio Amadeu [pt] publishes a picture of a GNU/Linux computing class, with a difference: there students are middle age learners. “I have learned a lot with this research, which has changed my concepts about learning and about the capacity to dream and project a better world”.

Angola: Welcome to Cuban doctors

23 December 2007

Orlando Castro [pt] welcomes the Cuban doctors that will work in Huambo, an Angolan province with a population of over 2 million people and a doctor for every 40,183 patients. “People need doctors, no matter what nationality they have (…) If Cubans, instead of Portuguese for example, are available, there...

Brazil: 2007 in posts

23 December 2007

Idelber [pt] goes on holidays and leaves his readers with a collection of links to 2007 posts that are well worth a second helping. “We will be back on January 07 [2008], with a piece of news about a unmissable book”.

Macau: March for democracy and end to corruption

20 December 2007

José Carlos Matias [pt] publishes pictures and videos to mark the eighth anniversary of Macau's reversion to Chinese rule, among which images of today's workers march demanding more democracy and a corruption-free government.

Brazil: We will write in Portuguese indeed

20 December 2007

Felipe Lobo [pt] analyses the many reactions brought by a post published in Portuguese at the American site propeller, among which comments like “Our national language is English! If you want to post something, do so in English”. The Brazilian blogger believes they will carry on speaking in Portuguese and...

Brazil: Respecting Bolivian immigrants

17 December 2007

Sakamoto [pt] takes the International Migrants Day commemorations in São Paulo to write a long post reflecting on the situation of the many South American migrants, most of them Bolivians, working in inhuman conditions and sometimes even as slaves in Brazil. “When will this country treat “its” Bolivians with dignity?”,...

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