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Natalia Laczko

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An Australian living in Brazil whose passion for life and innate curiosity have led her all over the world and created a rich tapestry of experiences. Focused on dissolving Portuguese-English language barriers to help people connect, exchange information and work together for positive change.

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Latest posts by Natalia Laczko

2 April 2013

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Century-Old Trees Face the Axe in Brazil

Residents in host city Porto Alegre are threatening to climb and occupy century-old trees in Southern Brazil to save them from being axed for an expansion project in preparations for...

9 March 2013

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Former Brazilian Minister's New Party Mixes Sustainability, Social Media

Former Brazilian presidential candidate and famous environmentalist Marina Silva is pushing for the creation of a new political party in the country, one that seeks to use the Internet as...

12 January 2013

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Mobile Libraries Help Haitians Overcome Major Earthquake

Mobile libraries are helping Haitians overcome the devastating 2010 earthquake, providing intellectual resources, entertainment and assisting in essential matters such as health. By March 2013, the organisation Libraries Without Borders...

3 December 2012

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Portugal: Digital TV Controversy

A PhD thesis on the process of implementing Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) in Portugal presented evidence that the National Communications Authority, ANACOM, favoured private company Portugal Telecom (PT) in the...

13 October 2012

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São Tomé & Príncipe: Deforestation Threatens Biodiversity

São Tomé and Príncipe, like other islands in the Gulf of Guinea, is one of the countries on the West African coast that stands out when the issue at hand...

6 September 2012

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Portugal: Public Television on the Way to Being Privatised

“Portugal will be the only country in Europe without a public radio and television service.” This was one of the first outraged reactions on Twitter, soon after the (un)official announcement...

21 August 2012

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Brazil: Bicycle Brings Books to the Homeless

If good ideas transcend boundaries, this one does it by bicycle. That is, by Bicicloteca, a bicycle that carries a small library through the city of São Paulo, Brazil.

20 August 2012

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Brazil: Belo Monte Halted, but for How Long?

When it seemed that all was already lost, the movements opposing the Belo Monte hydroelectric power plant were surprised by an order suspending the works, which were being carried out...

13 March 2012

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Mozambique: The People's Wall of Maputo

At the same time that we increasingly see the advance of new technologies which facilitate communication and information, in Maputo the People's Wall has emerged; a large wall in a...

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