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20 Feb 2019

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    The Brumadinho disaster

    [Desastre em Brumadinho] It was November 2015 when tragedy broke down in Brazil after a barragem (dam) holding waste from an iron ore mine rompeu (collapsed) in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais. Three years have gone by an nothing seems to have changed, as we now deal with yet another dam collapse, this time…

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  • Posted on 11 Feb 2019

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    Let’s improve your Portuguese skills in 2019! – Part II

    Boa tarde a todos! Good afternoon to all! Our previous posts compiled a bunch of tips, recommended websites and ideas to ajudar vocês (help you) further your Portuguese skills. Now let’s move on to the second installment with some more suggestions!  Melhore suas habilidades de escuta | Improve your listening skills 2) Veja as notícias…

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  • Posted on 31 Jan 2019

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    Let’s improve your Portuguese skills in 2019!

    Olá, pessoal! Hello, everyone! Como está o janeiro de vocês? How is your January going? Last post we took a look back at the year 2018 with a retrospective. But how about we focus on the future now and discuss your Portuguese learning aims for 2019? Today I thought it could be a good idea…

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  • Posted on 22 Jan 2019

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    2018 Retrospective – Part II

    Bom dia, leitores! Good morning, readers! Our previous post remembered the most remarkable events that took place in the ano (year) 2018 in Brazil. Now let’s move on to the second part! In case you missed it, here you go:  A prisão do ex-Presidente Lula | The arrest of former President Lula For a period…

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  • Posted on 14 Jan 2019

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    2018 Retrospective – Part I

    If 2017 was the ano (year) of uncertainties, then in 2018 we were able to obtain many answers – sometimes undesired ones – to our doubts. During the course of events that defined this year, scandals, losses, protests and a lot of turmoil, Brazil underwent a series of mudanças (changes) that perhaps only the year…

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  • Posted on 31 Dec 2018

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