Tag: dictatorship

Gilberto Gil in concert
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Gilberto Gil in concert

An  exponent of the  Brazilian musical movement known as Tropicalismo will perform in London on the 1st of July at the Back2Black festival. _ The music of Gilberto Gil, one of the founders of the Brazilian Tropicalismo musical movement, is defined as “infectious pop with a strong rhythmic appeal and […]

Changing migration experiences in Portugal
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Changing migration experiences in Portugal

The main immigrant communities in Portugal have been stable for many years but the economic crisis is provoking changes. Brazilians are leaving and so are the Portuguese themselves. _ Graham Douglas In 2010 there were 116,000 Brazilians among a total of 445,000 immigrants in Portugal, where the population is nearly […]

The Mapuches: displaced and decimated
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The Mapuches: displaced and decimated

The Spanish colonizers could not finish with them, and that was a triumph for this people. But the Chilean government seems determined to eliminate them in order to be able to exploit the resources of the area. _ Javier Duque Their name, which etymologically means “people of the earth”, refers […]

Chile’s struggle against the extreme right
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Chile’s struggle against the extreme right

From the gas conflict in Magallanes and Antarctica in January 2011 to the current uprising in Aysén, the protesters in this South American country are all seeking the same thing: a socio-political change which will lead to social justice. Tania Peña It’s a moment of historic importance for Chile as […]

“Women_Mujeres” Film Festival
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“Women_Mujeres” Film Festival

Audiences at this event, held in London from the 8th to the 11th March, will receive a general overview of the position of women in Spain, 35 years since the end of Francisco Franco’s dictatorship. During Franco’s dictatorship, Spanish women saw the rights that they had secured in the 1931 […]