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Elisa Thiago

I have been exposed to different cultures and environments over the years, having lived in 4 countries and 10 cities. So, I have grown to appreciate the way one can think globally while behaving locally! And I appreciate that.

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Latest posts by Elisa Thiago

30 April 2015

How a Youth Collective Is Changing the Brazilian Amazon Community of Cabelo Seco

Rising Voices

"The community still faces weaknesses, fights and disputes, a lot of worries at home and in the streets, but we try to overcome all that."

2 April 2015

After 6 Months, Portugal’s Tiago Guerra Is Still in Jail, Awaiting Trial in Timor-Leste

And when his sister finally came to know about her brother's health condition, "his weight had already dropped 10 kilos [about 22 pounds] due to extreme dehydration and high temperatures."

3 June 2014

This Santomean Scholar Wants You to Help End Racial Stereotyping in Media

Grada Kilomba, expert on racial studies at the Humboldt University, Berlin, talks about how the same media which helps reinforce racial stereotypes should be mobilized to rebuild a positive identity.

10 March 2014

The Role of Portuguese-Language Community Radio in Australia and East Timor

For 2014 World Radio Day, we spoke with Manuel Ribeiro, one of the voices of the programme "Portuguese Voice", broadcast for the Portuguese community in Australia.

24 January 2014

March in Mozambique Capital Tries to ‘Rescue’ President Armando Guebuza's Image

The march came at a time when political instability is rocking the central and southern regions of the country,

8 January 2014

Brazil's ‘Silent Revolution’ in Education, Inspired by Portugal

Imagine a school without classrooms, schedules or exams. A curriculum which is decided upon by the children, through consensus, and which includes subjects such as circus and meditation.

19 December 2013

Mapping the ‘Urban Commons’ of Rio de Janeiro, Istanbul and Athens

Pablo de Soto's research project discusses the control governments have over societies' shared goods, and establishes a connection between the commons and production as collectively owned resources.

16 December 2013

VIDEO: Hydroelectric Power in Southern Brazil ‘Neither Really Clean, Nor Really Cheap’

A video report produced by Coletivo Catarse takes a look at hydroelectric plants along the Uruguay River in southern Brazil and raises questions about the real costs of hydroelectric power.

2 December 2013

INTERVIEW: Comics that Dispel Black Stereotypes in Brazil

"I imagine that a truly healthy society must recognize and engage in dialogue with the voices that arise from within its borders. "

16 September 2013

Ancient Pyramid Destroyed in Peru as Developers Eye Land

Peruvians are struggling to protect a 4,000-year-old archaeological site that is being threatened by real estate development.

26 July 2013

Brazil's Indigenous Demand ‘No More Dams’

After the release of scientists kidnapped by the Mundurukus last June, the Brazilian government agreed to meet the indigenous and listen to their claims.

5 July 2013

Brazil Stockpiles Arsenal of Non-Lethal Weapons Ahead of World Cup

The Brazilian government has purchased thousands upon thousands of non-lethal weaponry, including tear gas and Taser guns, from arms firm Condor to use as part of its security strategy during...

13 June 2013

Brazilian Court Gags Activist from Protesting Construction Project Online

A Brazilian court has forbidden an agricultural engineer from speaking out on the streets and on the Internet against the construction of a high-rise apartment complex. Freedom of expression advocates...

25 March 2013

Brazil Violently Ousts Indigenous Village Ahead of World Cup

Brazilian police violently evicted a group of indigenous people from a building they had occupied in Rio de Janeiro to make way for a sports museum, the latest in a...

19 March 2013

Anti-Gay Preacher Elected Brazil's Human Rights Committee Head

The election of controversial evangelical preacher Marco Feliciano, known for his vocal hardline views on homosexuality, as the chairman of the Brazilian legislature's human rights committee has earned the condemnation...

4 March 2013

VIDEO: Brazil Bulldozes Neighborhood Without Warning for World Cup

Video records the moment when Rio de Janeiro officials armed with bulldozers burst into Restinga, intent on demolishing the homes and businesses of 153 families who live in the neighborhood....

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