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Sports and Politics on Display Again

As Brazil prepares to host two of the world’s largest sporting extravaganzas, the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics, this summer’s FIFA Confederations Cup has already offered a preview of what we may see over the next few years as the country takes its place in the global spotlight.

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La caja 507

The most recent films of Enrique Urbizu illustrate an interesting thematic trend: both La caja 507 and No habrá paz para los malvados depict Spain and its people as victims at the center of vast conspiracies involving international capital. In La caja 507, Modesto Pardo lives in an unnamed town

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Guest Post: Diana Norton on LO IMPOSIBLE

By Diana Norton: The Impossible (Lo imposible) is slick and well-made film telling the story of a family on Holiday in Thailand, whose fun-filled vacation at a luxury beach resort is rocked by the 2004 tsunami. However, its slow plot and narrow focus have brought criticism surrounding its portrayal the

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Archer and the German-South American Nazi Myth

In “Placebo Effect,” an episode in the 2nd season of the critically acclaimed cartoon series Archer, the self-proclaimed “über-German” Dr. Krieger unintentionally reveals that he was raised not in the East Coast suburbs, but in Brazil. The show, created by Adam Reed, is based around the exploits of the incompetent

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