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Paula Góes · August, 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 August, 2008

Angola: On the illegal occupation of a residential plot by a bank

Gil Gonçalves [pt] blows the whistle on the occupation by the Millennium Bank of a residential building in Luanda, Angola. “How does the Millennium Bank and (contractor) Teixeira Duarte SA...

Cape Verde: Blogger takes picture of filthy hospital lavatory

De Olho na Praia [pt] publishes a picture the blogger took showing the unclean conditions of the washing room at the Praia Central Hospital, in the capital of Cape Verde.

Brazil: Digital TV with Digital Rights Managements

Sérgio Amadeu [pt] has just learned that the Brazilian National Standards Organization is considering to have Digital TV setup boxes with DRM (Digital Rights Managements). “It is unfortunate that such...

Brazil: I want to live in Second Life

Wanderley Filho [pt] compares, ironically, Brazilian politicians achievements to life on Second Life: a parallel world. “The election air time on TV is a balm to comfort those citizens who...

Guinea-Bissau: Travel Pictures

Attending requests, Brigida Rocha Brito [pt] publishes some pictures of Forest of Cantanhez, Tombali region in southern Guinea-Bissau, towards Guiné Conacri borders, and promises more soon. “Next there will be...

Angola: Media shut up – again?

Eugénio Costa Almeida [pt] is again puzzled by the disappearence of another news portal in Angola, Correio Digital, which displays a “temporarily suspended” error: “What is going on? And this...

Brazil: Rights of bloggers, rights of blog readers

Brazilian blogger Alex Castro [pt] posts the Terms of Use of his blog, among them the rights of bloggers and of blog readers. “Blog readers should remember that reading and...

Cape Verde: Happy birthday to Cesária Évora

João Branco [pt] pays homage to Cape Verdean singer Cesária Évora who is 67 today. He quotes her: “I sing for pleasure, I don't believe in dreams or in destination,...

Angola: The president's birthday party or an election stunt?

Edmundo Galiza Matos [pt] comments on the Angola President José Eduardo dos Santos’ 66th birthday party this Sunday 31th, which according to the blogger is just an election stunt. “Two...

Brazil: The rice war on indigenous land

Brazil's Supreme Court decides today about the future of Raposa Serra do Sol's Indigenous land. Observatório da Imprensa [Press Observatory, pt] have published two texts about the media coverage of...

Brazil: Church demands justice do ban sexy pic on Playboy

Milton Ribeiro [pt] reports that the Brazilian Justice has banned a photo in August edition of Playboy, after complains from the Catholic Church because the model was holding a crucifix....

Macau: Crime rates on the rise

Leocardo [pt] remarks that crime rates in on the rise in Macao: “In general, crime has increased more than 11% this year compared with the same period last year. We...

Brazil: Independent newspaper arrives to the web

Jornal Pessoal [Personal Newspaper, pt], an independent newspaper that goes out every other week since 1987 in the outskirt of Amazon, Belém do Pará city in Brazil, has finally arrived...

Sao Tome and Principe: Reflecting on value crises

Wilson Bragança [pt] talks about value crises, a subject that tends to repeat itself cyclically in all generations. “What seems to be happening now, in our society, is that conduct,...

East Timor: Wikileaks on Ramos-Horta attempted assasination

Timor Online [pt] posts a link to documents related to the attempted assassination of East Timor President Ramos-Horta, in 2008, from Wikileaks. They are in English and the bloggers are...

Brazil: An Olympic balance

For a country whose best record was its 15th place in Athens last time, Brazil's 23th medal table position in the Beijing Olympics, with only 3 gold medals was not...

Cape Verde: Counting the Olympic medals for Africa

Cape Verdean blogger Jorge Tolentino [pt] details the medals that the African countries brought back home from China and highlights: “In an overall total of 40 medals for the continent,...

Brazil: Longer maternity leave causes media outcry

A law that extends paid maternity leave from 120 to 180 days has just been signed by Brazilian President Lula. Private companies will be able to opt out, but the...

Brazil: Exploring the “New MPB”

For those who like Brazilian Popular Music, Isaías Camanducaia [pt] picks the top 10 of the “new MPB“, which he defines as “everything that came after Marisa Monte“.

Brazil: Funny videos educate people about voting

Leonardo Fontes [pt] is having fun creativity of the lastest TV campaigns in Brazil to raise awareness about the importance of voting. “I can't remember having seen such a good...

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