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Hello, my name is Curumim

The calm Sunday morning is abruptly taken over by the sound of children running, playing and yelling in Portuguese. Then, all of a sudden, a euphoric Angelica Loughrey declares: “My daughter speaks like a gringa!“ Followed by a resounding laughter. But it hasn’t always been like this. Loughrey, whose husband …

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This is Curitiba

It’s common for Brazilians to draw comparisons between Brazil and other countries. Many Brazilians say “we don’t have this in Brazil“ or “if this were my hometown, it wouldn’t be like this.“ As we walk along the beautiful Vancouver streets, one Brazilian city might come to mind: Curitiba, the capital …

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A New Outlook

The nails dotting the barren walls giveaway that someone has just moved out, and the new tenant has yet to unpack his bags. Ernesto Otto Rubarth, the new Brazilian Consul General in Vancouver arrived from the Swiss capital in September and is starting to get acquainted with the city. Rubarth’s …

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Studying in Canada: A Brazilian Perspective

The short and extremely energetic old lady standing in front of the students pushed me out of a state of boredom at the back of the class, intriguing me right away with the sentence “Derrii¨re une langue il y a toujours un langage.“ In her explanation she said, rather simply, …

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