Commentary about literally everything (but mostly Brazilian news). I like Star Trek and dunking on inept presidents. Still a personal account.
Oct 2, 2022 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
por demanda popular venho compartilhar a história da bolsonarista pirada da minha sessão eleitoral que conseguiu a proeza de travar a votação por meia hora:
cheguei para votar 8:20h da manhã pra evitar transtornos. obviamente deu errado, né.
enquanto estava na fila, logo uma moça começa a armar um dos maiores barracos que eu já presenciei na minha vida na cabine de urna
Oct 2, 2022 • 14 tweets • 5 min read
It's October 2nd. As millions head to the polls in Brazil to choose the next president, Brazilian expats make their way to the nearest embassies to cast their ballots.
Here's how Brazilians are voting worldwide:
NEW ZEALAND 🇳🇿
There are only four days left until Brazil's general elections. Tonight, free-to-air network TV Globo is holding the last debate before millions of Brazilians head to the polls
It's Bolsonaro last shot given his plummeting numbers the past few weeks
The debate opens with Lula being questioned by Ciro Gomes. Ciro points at poverty rates. Lula answers reminding the public of his accomplishments as president and how "the poor could travel by plane. have barbecues. buy fridges"
also said "ciro u look a bit nervous" lmao
Aug 25, 2020 • 22 tweets • 8 min read
Marrying your adopted son, ordering his murder, becoming the center of an embezzlement scheme by posing as a church leader, holding blood rituals... all behind a façade of goodwill
the Flordelis case: one the most insane stories coming from Brazil (and that's saying something)
The basics: Flordelis dos Santos de Souza is a federal deputy from the state of Rio de Janeiro. She was previously known for her work as a church leader (and for having 55 - yes, fifty-five - children. The vast majority of them adopted)
Nov 4, 2018 • 8 tweets • 7 min read
Today I'm going to explain one of my absolute favorite Brazilian internet culture phenomena: ENEM DAY
What is ENEM? What does #ShowDosAtrasados (hashtag Late People Show) mean? Why is everyone trying to enter a metal gate before it closes?!
ENEM is an acronym for "National Exam of High School" it is a two-day, 180 questions long, massive test that aims to measure how much you have absorbed throughout highschool. You also have to write an essay about a current topic (the theme changes every year!)
Oct 28, 2018 • 10 tweets • 4 min read
Today, Brazil, a country with a constitution that is only 30 years old, buried its democracy.
Jair Bolsonaro (PSL) built his political career by preaching about hating minorities. Now he is in charge of the 5th most populous country on earth.
Here in Brazil we (sometimes jokingly) refer to Election Day as “the party (as in, festivity) of democracy”. Bolsonaro, a military man who believes minorities should bow to the majority, puts the very foundation of our country at risk
I've written dozens of threads in the past months, but here's what's happening in Brazil, in a very brief explanation
48% of the population has voted for a far-right presidential candidate who has glorified torturers, disregards human rights, and believes women should earn less
There are multiple facets to this phenomenon, something I've explored in a different thread
If you (foolishly) decide to disregard his appalling remarks to LGBT folks, women and minorities in general and look at his policies: He doesn't have any