Category Archives: Brazil

Girl goes to war

I just wanted to recommend a beautiful post to anyone who can read Portuguese. It’s entitled “Menina vai pra guerra” and deals with the experiences of a Brazilian teacher who dared to assume her Afro hair in a society not … Continue reading

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Blog's Birthday

In the midst of preparing papers for conferences, sitting in various committees, doing Iter work, and attempting to write my thesis, I completely forgot to mark this blog’s second birthday. Its aim was rather simple, as the very first post … Continue reading

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2007 in pictures…

It was fun doing this last year, so I thought I’d continue… January We watched the arrival of the Three Kings in Barcelona, walked along the beach in Barcelona, went to the calçots festival in Valls and happened upon the … Continue reading

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Melhores do Mundo

This is for my Brazilian friends who might be afraid of losing their Portuguese now that they live abroad… [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ3NWI3jq3s] *Os Melhores do Mundo is a very smart Brazilian comedy troupe that is very popular in Brazil… My brother sent … Continue reading

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Lots of beer & laughter

During the past few months, I started getting involved in blogs/communities/forums dedicated to immigration. I became particularly impressed by the incredible amount of sites of Brazilian immigrants chronicling their immigrant experience and/or helping other immigrants in the same boat (pun … Continue reading

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Brasil brasileiro

Since this post is aimed mostly at my Brazilian friends, it will be in Portuguese: Coisas que eu gosto de fazer quando estou no Brasil: comer arroz, feijão, angu, couve e alguma carne no almoço [faço essas coisas MUITO raramente … Continue reading

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Brasileiros em Ontario

This post will be in Portuguese since it’s directed at Brazilians living in Ontario… Estudos sobre a comunidade brasileira no Canadá são muito raros e geralmente os brasileiros são estudados como parte de um grupo mais genérico de imigrantes latino-americanos. … Continue reading

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Brazil: here we go!

After 10 days of running around, finding an apartment, applying for it, signing the lease, sorting things out at school, going to meetings, meeting old friends, and shopping for relatives, we are finally ready to go visit the family. The … Continue reading

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Brazil not such a haven for immigrants

It was on the news: Brazilian students at the University of Brasilia set fire to the student residence where African students lived. The criminals emptied fire extinguishers, piled bricks against the exit doors, waited until the foreign students were asleep … Continue reading

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Immigration blogs: future academic sources?

One of the reasons I’ve had immigration themes on my mind lately is the profusion of blogs I’ve been reading lately written by Brazilian immigrants (mostly to Canada but a couple to Spain, France or the US). The blogs written … Continue reading

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