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Paula Góes · October, 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 October, 2008

Angola: A post dedicated to prize winner musician Paulo Flores

Luanda born musician Paulo Flores has won the Angolan National Prize for Arts and Culture. Koluki [pt] takes the opportunity to “dedicate a post to some of his music, focusing...

Brazil: Blogging to get a voice

On introducing his blogs to friends, Brazilian blogger Alexandre [pt] has to continually answer to the question about why he blogs if it brings him no money. His answer is...

Cape Verde: Crisis? What crisis?

After questioning the reasons for a recent wave of prices rise in Cape Verde, bloggers were surprised last week at the news that the country is immune to the economic...

Brazil: iGoogle’s Artist Themes with a Brazilian flavour

“Twin brothers and artists Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá along with fellow Brazilian artist Gustavo Rosa have been invited by Google to be featured in iGoogle’s Artist Themes which make...

Mozambique: Casualties over gas leak in Estarreja

Paulo Granjo [pt] blogs about a piece of news that local newspapers in Mozambique didn't pay much attention to: an accidental leak of aniline gas in a Mozambican chemical plant...

Brazil: Call for reactions against media manipulation

Eduardo Guimarães [pt] member founder of Movimento dos Sem Mídia [Medialess Movement] calls for citizen participation on the protest against media manipulation and distortion of facts in Brazil. “I am...

Guinea-Bissau: On the increasing popularity of mobile phones

Jorge Rosmaninho writes at the Lusophone online magazine O Patifundio [pt] about the mobile phone fever in Guinea-Bissau. “There is not a single teacher who would not complain that, at...

Brazil: Petition against slavery

Leonardo Sakamoto [pt] links to the online petition demanding the end of slavery in Brazil. “The majority of the employers who adhere to this system are big land owners, who...

Angola: A poem for the Blog Action Day

Admário Costa Lindo [pt] publishes one of his poems as his contribution for the Blog Action Day. It is a concrete poem about hunger written in 1974, and there is...

Brazil: Dowload your bookmark spam for free

Self proclaimed a storyteller (from an imageseller world), the Paris based Brazilian artist and blogger at Spam for Free makes his bookmark spam available for download. Instructions: “download and print...

Brazil: A new, tailored to Brazilians social media product

Manoel Netto [pt] announces the arrival of Brazilian social media product Brasigo, a product based on user generated content tailored to Brazilians. “We fully believe in Social Media and we...

Macau: The melamine crisis and change in habits

Leocardo [pt] describes how the melamine crisis has changed some of the consumer habits in Macau. He inquired the owner of the family owned supermarket next to his home if...

Lusosphere: The origins of the American Banjo in Africa

Emerson Santiago [pt] writes at Patafurdia Magazine about akonting, the musical instrument found in Senegal, Gambia, and Guinea-Bissau in West Africa. “The Portuguese colonizers and the North American slaves owners...

Brazil: The country pays homage to the Samba master

If he was alive today, Cartola, one of the key figures in samba music, would be celebrating 100 years this October 11. Cartola composed over 500 songs, deeply loved by...

Brazil: A day in jail for blog comments

The first person to go to jail for commenting on a blog in Brazil was a high rank police officer. See reactions from the very close knit police blogosphere. Not...

Cape Verde: On reaching the 3rd place in the Ibrahim Index

João Branco comments on Cape Verde's achievement going two points up to the respected 3rd place in the Ibrahim Index of African Governance. “This is an important piece of news,...

Brazil: 128 million vote on the anniversary of the Constitution

Over 128 million Brazilians are expected to go to the polls today and choose 5,563 mayors for cities and towns, and 52,137 city councilors. The date marks the 20th anniversary...

Brazil: Impunity and forgetfulness over Carandiru Massacre

Sixteen years ago, Brazil was shocked by one of the biggest human rights violation in its history. The Carandiru Massacre saw the assassination of hundreds of unarmed inmates inside what...

Brazil: Remembering the anniversary of Carandiru massacre

The Hub has an interview with a witness and survivor the massacre of at least 111 inmates in the Carandiru Prison Complex – São Paulo, Brazil. “Sixteen years later, he...

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