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Book Review: “The Country Under My Skin” -by Gioconda Belli

In Nicaragua 1979, after years of dictatorship, the Samoza dynasty came to an end when the Samozas fled the country along with their followers. The nation was euphoric, but still in chaos since the state had been quickly and completely … Continue reading

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“Autos and Progress: The Brazilian Search for Modernity” by Joel Wolfe

Juscelino Kubitschek (also known as JK and is what I’ll call him) ran for president in Brazil, 1955. As a presidential Candidate he had hopes for the country; He had a vision of a modern Brazil.  His campaign slogan was … Continue reading

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