China at Walmart

To find out to what extent Brazilian intelligentzia is in the dark about what goes on in the world, just go to Walmart in any small American town. Seventy percent of the products sold there are Chinese. The data are from China Business Weekly magazine. "If Walmart were a country" - writes Ted C. Fishman [...]

The Shoes of the Stupid Fisherman

Do you remember Morris West’s international bestseller, “The Shoes of the Fisherman," which was later turned into a film with Anthony Quinn as the main character? I am sure most of you have never heard of it. The past vanishes from the public memory faster than ever, making it so that each of us, in [...]

Harvest Time

After the downfall of the USSR became an accomplished fact, the Forum of São Paulo has been, since 1990, the most powerful initiative taken to restart the international communist movement and, in Fidel Castro words, “to regain in Latin America what was lost in East Europe”. Summoned by the Cuban dictator and Luiz Inácio Lula [...]