‘Telematic Revolution’-Brasil’s

Brazil in 1985 was changing—beginning to emerge from a twenty-one year struggle to restore democracy from a repressive military dictatorship that spread instability, betrayal, and despair throughout a country already subject to chronic inequality and poverty. During the military government period, Brazil was run almost exclusively in line with the interests of its white elite. …

São Paulo, Brazil

Livraria da Vila on Alameda Lorena. São Paulo’s 11 million-plus inhabitants do their part by infusing the din with contagious Brazilian energy; those flashing smiles and thumbs-up signs are among the few things the city shares with the rest of the vast country whose booming economy it anchors. Friday 3 p.m. 1) GRIMY GLORY The …