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Women’s well-meaning meanness

in Lifestyle/Opinion/Society by
Meanness towards each other, for example when it has to do with the touchy issue of weight, can come in a veneer of female sweetness that makes it all the more irritating. (Photo: public domain)

In my homeland of Brazil, known as Plastic Surgery Capital of the World, one of the worst things one can be – besides old, disabled and black – is fat. Worse still is being a fat woman. And perhaps even worse than that is being told so (nicely) by other women, when image matters so much in this society.

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Guarani-Kaiowá bring their fight to Leipzig

in Glocal/My Leipzig/Society by
50 people attended an event at Leipzig's Die Villa discussing the plight of the Guarani-Kaiowá indigenous people. Photo: Daisy Lange; story published by The Leipzig Glocal

“I am here in Europe in search of an arm, of a hand, in search of brethren, in search of that big heart that is sensitized by this cause, because the food that is eaten here in Europe comes with Indian blood.” – Ládio Veron

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Mourning the fall of the Brazilian left

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They mistook pragmatism for socialism. What the hell have they done?

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8 things I witnessed while covering the Rio Olympics

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Fast food for athletes, earthquake survivor, Michael Phelps using my pen: just another day covering the Olympics.

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Brazil: the future that never came

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An Italian captivated by Brazil speaks with sadness of the major backward steps the country is taking with the impeachment of its first female president and a growing fundamentalist wave. http://leipglo.com

An Italian resident captivated by Brazil speaks with sadness of the major backward steps the country has been taking, with the impeachment of its first female president and a growing fundamentalist wave.

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Poem: “Rio gets the Olympics”

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Instead of talking about fears over the Rio Olympics, we visit a poem I wrote full of joy and pride in my gorgeous, trouble-ridden hometown being made host. http://leipglo.com

The announcement that Rio de Janeiro would host the 2016 Olympics represented a happier, more hopeful time than the actual games in this difficult period for the city and Brazil – I’d like to remember it here.

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