All posts on February 2015

Politics and Economy

Gestão Mercantil da Água: A Esperança Delirante de que O Livre Mercado É O Bem *

This article, largely a transcoding of two documentaries, is fighting the free market as the solution to water scarcity in Brazil and worldwide. An extensive …

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Samba: Racines, Mémoires et Rélations entre le Brésil et l’Afrique

A product one hundred percent Brazilian, the seed of the samba crossed the Atlantic Ocean from Africa to Brazil through slaves in the mid nineteenth century. It was …

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The Nubians, Egypt’s invisible people: Removing a nation through neglect and assimilation

In contemporary media, it seems impossible to avoid buzzwords like “human rights” and “violations” or to see pages upon pages of reported violence and death. …

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“El aire guatemalteco es tóxico -dijo él (…). La gente que vive aquí es como de piedra, es gente muerta.”: la Guatemala de Rodrigo Rey Rosa.

The melancholy of writing about a country like Guatemala rewords in direct expressions, rigorous and precise words to describe its misery and its daily violence. …

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Soie ou l’extinction de la forme

After a first interpretation of “Soie” as a narrative of the prosaic, published a few weeks before, here is a second opinion of Alessandro Baricco’s …

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A transformação do indivíduo no Livro do desassossego

The Book of Disquiet (1982) is a posthumous work of Fernando Pessoa. Attributed to the heteronymous Bernardo Soares, it’s an assemblage of fragments (reflections, aphorisms, …

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Relatos Selvagens: O Prazer de Perder o Controle

Relatos Selvagens tem como tema a perda do controle. Entre drama e comédia o filme é constituído por seis episódios autônomos, começando sempre com situações a …

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Apontamentos sobre a independência intelectual

In 1960, when Albert Camus died, victim of a car crash, his reputation, once considered the greatest intellectual in France, was in stiff decline. Nonetheless, …

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O corpo como abertura e possibilidade, não como aprisionamento

The widespread aesthetic standards and the identification of values and potentialities with physical appearance promotes suffering to many, especially women. In addition to restricting  life …

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