Political Crisis in Brazil: Roundtable and Public Debate

Posted in // English, news 19 May 2016

by Marijn Moltzer

Political Crisis in Brazil: Roundtable and Public Debate

On Thursday 12 May 2016 the Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation (CEDLA) at the University of Amsterdam organised a roundtable and public debate together with De Balie in Amsterdam.
That was just one day after the Brazilian Senate had voted on starting the impeachment trial against President Dilma Rousseff, which
 lead to her immediate suspension. This was yet another crucial step in the gathering storm of political crisis Rousseff has been facing since her narrow re-election in October 2014. The once applauded Brazilian success story of growth, social reform, and political participation appears to have come to an end.
This moment was chosen by CEDLA to have three academic scholars share their views on the current political crisis in Brazil with the present audience. Among them our translator and editor Marijn Moltzer who wrote this comprehensive report.

Brazilian cinema: Chico, artista brasileiro

Posted in // English, culture 01 April 2016

By Bert Ernste, translated to English by Nora den Oude

Brazilian cinema: Chico, artista brasileiro

Documentary released in Brazil last November. We're looking forward to be able to announce its screening on our the most complete Brazilian culture events agenda for the Netherlands and Belgium.
For now a review by one of our befriended bloggers.

Videos of the games played during the recording of the CD Movimento Novo launched

Posted in // English, capoeira 10 March 2016

sent notice

Videos of the games played during the recording of the CD Movimento Novo launched

After the successful crowdfunding campaign last September of the Capoeira CD Movimento Novo the initiators are coming to the end of the realisation of this project.
It includes the weekly release of a total of 10 videos covering the Capoeira games that were played simultaneously with the recording of the songs.

An open letter to Brazil

Posted in // English, news 24 February 2016

and an open letter to Mark Manson, translated to English by Marijn Moltzer

An open letter to Brazil

An open letter to the Brazilian people by American Mark Manson is doing the rounds on social media. In the letter he posits that Brazil's problems are the sum of its people, that is, it serves you right. Manson thinks we should get rid of the idea of 'jeitinho brasileiro' (getting things done by circumventing the rules). He writes: ''This vanity, maintaining that Brazil has always been this way, must end.'' The letter, which can be read on Manson's website in English and in Portuguese, starts as follows:

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