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O jeitinho brasileiro não funciona fora do Brasil

in Opinion/Society
jeitinho brasileiro
Public domain photo

“Burlar as regras de um país para conseguir encaixar-se na sociedade pode ser possível no Brasil, onde não há consequências para o jeitinho brasileiro. Mas fora dele, as consequências podem ser drásticas e até mesmo irreversíveis.”

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Depopulation: My home is dying, and no one cares

in Opinion/Society
Depopulation
Melgar de Tera. Photo by Kenzie Rose

“I always thought that I would raise my children in Melgar, and that they would enjoy the same freedom and carefreeness that I did. It never occurred to me that when I finally decide to have kids, there will be no Melgar left for them to love.”

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Triticale: Poland’s greatest opportunity?

in History/Opinion/Society
Triticale growing in a field.
Photo by Paz Arando on Unsplash

Will triticale feed the future? Will Poland, with its historical resilience and agricultural power, seize the opportunity to become a leader in feeding the world? Some evidence suggests it could.

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Dependency captured in a poetic & tragic 10 minutes

in Opinion/Short films/Society
Machini - dependency short animated film
Machini, 2019. Film still © Frank Mukunday, Trésor Tshibangu Tshamala

DRC is seen as one of the world’s worst basket cases. In an animated short presented at DOK Leipzig, filmmakers from both the former colony and its European metropole brilliantly illustrate what dependency means for the African country, and our role in it.

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Amélie Nothomb: more than a cult figure

in Literature/Opinion/Society
reading an Amélie Nothomb book
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay

Looking for a book recommendation? One of our writers puts forward a case for checking out Amélie Nothomb, a great intellectual and writer of our time.

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Lichtfest 2019 and the Peaceful Revolution

in Culture / Entertainment/History/Society
Lichtfest 2019, Augustusplatz
Lichtfest 2019 (Photo: George O'Connor)

Couldn’t make it to Lichtfest 2019? Visit some sites in the city center that celebrate and remember the Peaceful Revolution.

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