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Paula Góes · April, 2008

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

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Latest posts by Paula Góes from April, 2008

Brazil: Homicide counter on the streets

Recife is the first city in Brazil and in the world to have a homicide counter installed on the streets. Since January 1st only, there have been 1,511 deaths in...

Brazil: WordPress attorney blogs about the blocking

Marcel Leonardi [pt], the Brazilian attorney who is representing WordPress in the case of a possible ban on the platform in the country, blogs: “In the motion filled by the...

Brazil: Orkut vs Facebook

Raquel Recuero [pt] has a long post explaining why Brazilians love Orkut so much that they have paid no attention whatsoever to facebook – at least so far.

Mozambique: On unemployment and the government responsibility

Basilio Muhate [pt] expatiates on the high unemployment rates in Mozambique and the role government play in it. “Bureaucracy also causes many problems in the labor market, mainly because of...

East Timor: On the shortage of rice

Ângela Carrascalão [pt] describes how rice entered East Timor via Indonesia, substituting native corn, and the problem the country now faces in times of food shortage: “When it was no...

Angola: The voting weapon

Cazimar [pt] echoes the news that the Chinese An Yue Jiang ship was allowed to dock in Luanda only to unload merchandise destined for Angola. The blogger asks Angolan president...

Brazil: Blog gives away tickets to attend to PangeaDay

Victor Vasques [pt] is giving away five pairs of tickets to the PangeaDay event in Rio de Janeiro to readers of Com Limão (With Lemon) blog. Contestants only need to...

Lusosphera: Remembering the Carnation Revolution

On April 25 1974, 34 years today, Portugal's 40-year fascist dictatorship, the longest in the history of Western Europe, came to an end with the Carnation Revolution, which also brought...

Angola: Remember April 25

Many Angolan blogs, such as Kitanda [pt], bring today videos, articles and posts about the anniversary of the 1974 Carnation Revolution, the military-led coup d'état that changed the Portuguese regime...

Brazil: On the food crises

Matheus Pacini makes available in Portuguese [pt] a translation of The silent tsunami, from The Economist, to support his post about the food crisis.

Hyejin Kim: A praised young novelist among GVO authors

Global Voices celebrates, this month, Hyejin Kim's first anniversary as the GVO Korean Language editor. She is also a celebrated young novelist: her debut book, 'Jia: A Novel of North...

Brazil: Debating race

Alex Castro [pt] is generating an interesting debate in his series of posts about race, a matter that he considers of utmost importance in Brazil. “Each human being is, above...

East Timor: Ramos Horta is back home in the anniversary of massacre in Dili

Ângela Carrascalão [pt] is pondering about justice: “The day that Ramos Horta returned to his country coincides with the 9th anniversary of the massacre in Dili. In my brother Manuel's...

Angola: A glossary of Angolan terms

Casa de Luanda [Luanda House, pt] has been compiling a glossary of Angolan expressions. “Check out the A to D, E to L and M to Z. sections. As soon...

Angola: On freedom of expression and globalisation

Kianda [pt] thinks that “the fact that someone was born in one country should not revoke their right to think, criticize, vote or even run for elections [in another country]…...

Brazil: Lending a hand to police bloggers

Alexandre de Sousa [pt] is lending a helping hand to other Brazilian police officers who have or wish to have blogs. In the last post of his series of tutorials,...

Macau: Social issues behind death penalty in China

Leocardo [pt] comments on this week's Amnesty International's report that ranked China the first in the world in the number of executions in 2007 (470), followed by Iran (317), Saudi...

Mozambique: On the new statutory minimum wage

Basilio Muhate [pt] talks briefly about the consensus reached by Mozambique's trade unions and the employers’ associations in the negotiations for a new statutory minimum wage in eight of the...

Brazil: Bloggers united against WordPress ban

The Brazilian blogosphere has not quite yet recovered from its last fright and there is already another threat on the way: a blanket ban on blogs hosted on Wordpress.com after...

Cape Verde: Ave Mayra

Virgílio Brandão [pt] is one of the many bloggers celebrating today: Cape Verdean singer Mayra Andrade, at just 23, won the best newcomer in the BBC Radio 3 World Music...

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