Letters

Are they serious?
In your March edition in the “Rapidinhas” section
you listed a short article on “Brazil or Haiti?” in which your author
quoted a CIA State Failure Task Force report on the imminent social
collapse of Brazil. I am very much interested in getting more
information on that report if at all possible. I’m a graduate student
at Georgetown University and am studying the possible indicators of
state collapse. I’d very much like to see what indicators the boys and
girls at Langley are using that leads them to such a dire conclusion.

    • Robert Chamberlain

 

    Georgetown University

 

 

Are they serious?
In your March edition in the “Rapidinhas” section
you listed a short article on “Brazil or Haiti?” in which your author
quoted a CIA State Failure Task Force report on the imminent social
collapse of Brazil. I am very much interested in getting more
information on that report if at all possible. I’m a graduate student
at Georgetown University and am studying the possible indicators of
state collapse. I’d very much like to see what indicators the boys and
girls at Langley are using that leads them to such a dire conclusion.

    • Robert Chamberlain

 

    Georgetown University

 

Netherlands calling

I am a Brazilian radio DJ based in Amsterdam. I have a program called `Tropofágico” where the focus is Brazil. And I am
interested in receiving News from Brazil in order to contribute to the news portion of our program. There are approximately 5,000
Brazilians in Amsterdam and it is very difficult to get Brazilian news in Europe.

    • Giselle Oliveira

 

    Amsterdam, Netherlands

 


 

Growing gains


I am very pleased to see the amazing progress
News from Brazil has made in the last couple of years. I am
considering having a Brazilian Film Festival here in Kansas City this
Spring and would appreciate any input from interested parties. Keep up
the excellent work.

    • Doug Auwarter

 

    • Kansas City, Missouri

doug@unicom.net

 


 

We sure want it


I’m currently writing a popular book on
African-Brazilian music (cultural history and related issues, genres,
instruments, etc.). While I have contacted a publisher who has
expressed an interest in the idea, my current workload for a Ph.D.
program has kept me away from making tremendous headway in my book
project.

My wife and I have been reading your magazine for years (starting in San Francisco, then Santa Cruz, now LA). She’s been
telling me to submit something interesting from my manuscript for possible publication in
News from Brazil. I have a great deal of
material and would actually be interested in a series of articles if at all possible.

    • JG

 

    Los Angeles, California

 


Top to toe
 

I’ve read News from Brazil for the past two years, and I find this publication to be one of the most informative in the field
of info on Brazilians and their influence throughout the Portuguese speaking diaspora. I look forward to reading each and every
issue from cover to cover!

I would very much appreciate the opportunity to review books for
News from Brazil. My areas of expertise are History, Portuguese,
and Spanish. I have a BA degree in History with certification in Latin
American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and I am a
tutor of Portuguese and Spanish for the University.

    • Marques dos Reis

 

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 


Two by three
 

I would like to order two subscriptions. One for my brother, one for my little sister.
Sua revista “News from Brazil”
é gostosa demais.

    • Kim Stephens

Austin, Texas

 


A load on soap
 

I’m a graduate student in Latin American Studies and am currently working on a paper about Brazil’s pop culture,
specifically in regards to telenovelas. I am desperately seeking any kind of information I can, and would love to receive your magazine and
any other information you could help me out with.
Johanna R. Peterson

University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

jpeters3@ualvm.ua.edu

 

 


Chip business
 

I read your December 1995 cover story on
computer usage in Brazil. I recently took a college class on
importing/exporting. During the class the instructor mentioned that
there was an opportunity to export USED computers from the USA to
Brazil. I have the ability to acquire notebook and desktop computers.
Do you know anyone I might be able to contact regarding this?

    • Michael Elam

 

    Tujunga, California

 

 


Send them in
 

I would like once again to congratulate News from
Brazil
.
I have greatly enjoyed the room you have made for our Brazilian
literature in the magazine. I would like to know whether you would be
willing to consider the publication of short stories by young writers
like myself. I’ve been in the US for almost 5 years now as a graduate
student, and would like to start publishing my literary work. Can I
send you a sample of some of my stories?

 

    • Sidinei Mendonça

 

    Flagstaff, Arizona

 

 


 

Cultural link

 

What a great publication! I am so happy to receive my copy every month and feel up-to-date on what’s happening in Brazil.

I read in your December 1995 issue about BIENAM, a conference about
the African Diaspora and indigenous cultures, to be held in Salvador.
Your article said that the organizers were in the US trying to drum up
interest. I am hoping to be able to speak with these groups before the
conference. Would the author of the article be able to give me the
names of the organizations that were contacted? Thank you very much in
advance and as always I look forward to upcoming editions.

    • Becky Holt

 

    • Seattle, Washington

beckholt@u.washington.edu

 

 


Cheapo but precious
 

Vai aí a bagatela de $3 por um ano de
assinatura. É um presente para um grande amigo meu, o melhor advogado
de Honolulu (não é puxasaquismo) e talvez o maior fã do Brasil at
paradise. O trabalho de vocês é muito bom e recomendável. Vocês
deveriam enviar a revista para as universidades pois já emprestei
várias edições a amigos meus para eles fazerem pesquisa. No mais, pau
no rego da rapaziada. Aloha e Mahalo.

    • Robertinho Niterói

 

    Honolulu, Hawaii
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