Category Archives: Brazil General

What’s happening where I live

Corruption; endemic? Three rhetorical questions.

Grades of Corruption – Three rhetorical questions. As you will see for yourself above I have written around half a dozen posts on Corruption here in Brazil, so I thought I may be allowed to offer an Opinion Piece. Let … Continue reading

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Corruption in Brazil #4 – Rio State Bankrupt?

Rio State is Bankrupt? The crisis in Rio State has clearly gone beyond being “difficult to manage”. The fact is that Rio de Janeiro and the State of Rio are effectively bankrupt. The teachers who are on strike will not … Continue reading

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Corruption in Brazil #3A – Teachers` strike – a follow-up

Teachers` strike – a follow-up Firstly a correction from my post of yesterday. In fact the teachers are on strike in Rio State ONLY at the moment. There were teachers` strikes all over Brazil in 2013 and 2014 and last … Continue reading

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Corruption in Brazil #3 – The teachers’ strike

Corruption in Brazil #3 – The teachers’ strike As I indicated in my first post on the current corruption in Brazil, one of the consequences has been the collapse of the Brazilian economy from buoyancy to stagflation and recession. As … Continue reading

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Corruption in Brazil #2 – The political fallout

Corruption scandals – the political fallout [Correction – Fatima pointed out that her extra salary payment from last year is to be spread over 6 payments and not ten as I said in my previous post – my apologies for … Continue reading

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How to explain current Corruption in Brazil

Corruption in depth in Brazil – An expat`s attempt to explain it Since I am currently in Brazil I thought I would try and provide a personal review of the current status of the ongoing corruption scandal(s) here for my … Continue reading

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Counting the cost of being an Expatriate.

Counting the cost of being an Expatriate. I have returned to England and from now on I shall spend more time here than in Brazil. But right now I am having to count the cost of being an expat. Stacked … Continue reading

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Hammocks and other lovely things.

Hammocks and other lovely things. As I was sitting in my hammock enjoying my lunch… That`s a lovely line, isn`t it? I think it is worthy of being repeated. “As I was sitting in my hammock” earlier, I was just … Continue reading

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Black Consciousness Day – 20th November – Brazil

Zumbi, the heroic figure of Black Consciousness Day – 2oth November – Brazil Today, 20th November, is a public holiday in Rio state and in some other parts of Brazil. It is now called “Black Consciousness Day” and is particularly … Continue reading

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Brazil`s Presidential Election – Today

Re-emerging Blog… Elections again It seems to me I have been too silent, too long, and it is time I re-emerged for the benefit of my “reader”, to whom, my apologies. (I hope at least someone noticed I wasn`t here! … Continue reading

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