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Vol. CLIV, Issue 5
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Lula takes power in Brazil election

Charlotte Wilken, News Reporter November 10, 2022

The former leftist president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, is once again in power after defeating Jair Bolsonaro in the election on Sunday, Oct. 30. Lula received 50.9 percent of the votes. Bolsonaro's...

Beyond the Bubble: Conflict at the border of Poland and Belarus and the president of Brazil facing accusations of homicide and genocide

Lily Yost, News Reporter December 2, 2021

The Polish and Belarusian border conflict On Thursday, Nov. 18, border officials in Bruzhi, Belarus cleared the encampments of thousands of migrants trying to cross through the main entrance into Poland....

International Sport Competitions Hinder Latin American Development

Jose Coronado, Columnist April 21, 2016
In my point of view Brazil made the mistake many latin americans, individuals, and nations, do – they tried to hard to put a good moment on exposition.
Whitman on the Map: 3 International Students Trace Their Journey to a New Home

Whitman on the Map: 3 International Students Trace Their Journey to a New Home

Kamna Shastri, Feature Writer November 5, 2015
Three Whitman students trace their journey to Walla Walla.

My Experiences with Race in Brazil

Erik October 18, 2014

In June, I went with American and Brazilian friends to the small town of Pedro II for a music festival. There were several groups of journalists roaming around doing interviews, which we Americans -...

Robbed

Erik October 17, 2014

My first time almost being assaulted, I was in Rio. I was strolling along Copacabana beach deep in conversation with my friend Nick when a man approached us. He asked if we spoke English. Used to getting...

Political Jingles

Erik September 9, 2014

Brazil has a strict limit on political campaign seasons. Unlike in the United States, politicians here have three short months to drum up support. Now that we're now less than a month away from federal...

On Strike!

Erik July 9, 2014

Every day, from 11 to 1, a huge number of students wait in line for lunch at UFPI's main cafeteria. Although the food is never anything special - usually it's rice, beans, salad and some part of a chicken...

Into the Lençois Maranheses

Erik June 30, 2014

During Holy Week, I got to explore parts of Maranhão, the colorful state to the west of Piauí. Lençois Maranheses "This better be stupid beautiful," Mike said as we bumped along the road to...

Crack Open a Cold One

Erik May 5, 2014

How do you like your beer?  Here's how people in Teresina prefer it: Like a wedding dress  (Como vestido de noiva) Like a concrete worker's leg  (Como canela de pedrero) Like a seal's rear-end...

Childhood Friend of the President

Erik April 29, 2014

Hearing first-hand stories about how famous adults acted as children and teenagers is always fun. I recently got such an account about a former Brazilian president. Let me explain. On the way from João...

North by Northeast

Erik April 28, 2014

A few weeks ago, I set out to travel to four cities in the Northeast of Brazil. João Pessoa and Olinda were the third and fourth stops. João Pessoa was a bit quiet after Recife, but we were there...

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