Archive for category Politics

Violence in São Paulo

It’s a Saturday morning. The opening day of the Confederations Cup, a major soccer (football) event that this year is hosted in Brazil. Everything these days, seems to be hosted or related to Brazil in one way or another. But today is different. I’m having breakfast in one of my favourite spots that has a […]

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Say what you want…

It’s funny how Facebook, linkedin, and twitter work. You post a video of a cat jumping and instantly you get a million views. But talk about serious stuff, and less people comment and like your posts, mainly because they are fearful. And when people post links to Variety or any other article, almost nobody likes, or […]

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Brazil, it turns out, has a lot to learn.

As reported all over the world ( National Post ), the Head of Operations of Google Brazil was arrested yesterday for failure to take down a video posted on YouTube. As many other things, this aims a spotlight on their judicial system which has to be changed urgently, as there seems to be scandal after scandal […]

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Mexico and Brazil – Oh, so rich.

If you’ve followed this blog, you will surely know about my passion and love for Brazil. What a lot of the readers may not know is that I was actually born in Mexico and I have great love for my homeland as well. Mexico and Brazil are very similar and very different at the same […]

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Toronto, should we look for new city managers?

I’ve lived in Toronto for 16 years now, and it is certainly a great city, one of the best in the world. Yet I find it incredible that my adoptive town can be home to the most creative and technologically savvy people in the world, be so amazingly progressive and yet be managed in a […]

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Please Toronto, stop wasting money. In memory of Jack Layton 1950-2011

I wrote this views a few months ago, but once I heard the news, I couldn’t wait anymore to publish it. Today, Jack Layton passed away. I was certainly not a follower of the NDP and I did disagree on a lot on his political views. Today, my opinion on partisan politics matters less than […]

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Another round for Brazil.

Some people have commented that I complain a lot. Please note that I do but it’s all based on my observations, and in all honesty, my complaints may lead into getting answers and resolve some of the problems I note. On this occasion, on my most recent trip to Brazil, my friends argued that I […]

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