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“It´s Like Déjà Vu All Over Again” … All Over Again – How Brazil´s 2018 Presidential Election shadows America´s 2016 Election.

In March of 2016, I wrote an article about the parallels between my experience living in the United States through the corrupt Cheney and Bush years and living through the escapades of Lula and Dilma while here in Brazil. Since … Continue reading

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What I am Watching: The Mechanism (Netflix’s Brazilian political drama) and La Casa de Papel (a Spanish heist show).

When news hit that Netflix would produce a series based on the Brazilian CarWash (Lava Jato) corruption probe, I was not very interested at all. Here in Brazil, I have lived through the investigations, which have just included the arrest … Continue reading

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Brazil “Weekly” Round Up of Non-News 2

I am operating on Brazilian time for my weekly roundup. I am not apologizing for my lateness either. The last few weeks have been exciting times in Brazil. Here is some of the non-news. Whats App is deactivated in Brazil, … Continue reading

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Why Is PT Such A Hated Political Party? The answers may not be as obvious as the newspaper headlines will have you believe.

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff’s approval ratings are mostly in the single digits and those in favour of her impeachment make up around 60% or more of the population in most major polls. To many, she has lost any legitimacy to … Continue reading

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“It’s Like Déjà Vu All Over Again” How My Brazilian Expat Experience Is Shadowing My American Living Experience

“Politics is politics” and all the fun little quotes you can find on the internet about the maleficent art. There are very few politicians or governments that aren’t embroiled in some scandal or backdoor deal. But then there are certain … Continue reading

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