Opinion

Bat Effect

A few months ago I joked about how terrorists may develop lots of new ideas inspired by Covid-19. The pandemic may bring unlimited inspiration and imagination to terrorists. Later, different versions of conspiracy theories spread in the international community. I laughed at…
BrazilOpinion

It is from above that (doesn't) comes the example

An evening out, with a speaker and alcohol. On the day that Brazil exceeded 100 thousand deaths and the three million infected with the new coronavirus, a group of teenagers from the condominium where I live held a party. Fortunately they knew how to fit properly: they…
ChinaEconomy

"Live-streaming Commerce" is becoming more rational in China

The overall revenue of live-streaming commerce in July dropped 40% directly from June, from 13.5 billion yuan to 8 billion yuan, according to Pangqiu Data’s latest ranking list of live-streaming commerce sales in July 2020. This is not surprising at all. The…
Opinion

China wants to silence

It came in handy on the 42days after Hong Kong National Security Law came into effect. On August 10th, the Hong Kong police raids and arrests Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai, his two sons and four executives, Andy Li, a member of the Election Observation Mission, Wilson Li…
Opinion

The eternal waltz of Beirut

The images of the explosions at the port of Beirut this week immediately referred me to an Israeli film of autobiographical animation that is practically a documentary: “Waltz with Bashir” (2008), by Ari Folman. The brain’s mechanism fetching seemingly unrelated…
Opinion

Was the explosion in Beirut an accident or a bomb?

Can anyone explain the explosions at the port of Beirut? From what I read on the newspaper sites and what I see on television for more than 48 hours, I conclude that no, there is no clear explanation capable of making us understand what caused the death of at least 150…
ChinaOpinion

Arrogance of America

What the U.S. authorities are arrogantly unwilling to learn is that the Communist Party of China in 2020 is not the Communist Party of the Soviet Union during the Stalin era in the 20th century. The United States’ indiscriminate opposition to the Chinese Communist…
Opinion

The Metamorphosis of Hagia Sophia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced that Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia will be converted back into a mosque. It was once considered world’s geographical center and it is not the first time this Byzantine wonder has faced such a challenge of…
Opinion

Brazil's surprises

Contrary to popular belief, the ban on police operations in Brazil’s slums did not increase violent crime in Rio de Janeiro. Analyzing the available data, it can even be said that there was a decrease in crime. The analysis is contained in the study “Police…