Monthly Archive: August 2013
As línguas são instituições humanas e assim como os homens que as falam, têm seus avanços e seus retrocessos, conquistam e perdem falantes, tudo conforme o prestígio que têm os países que as usam....
The rise in oil prices caused by the impasse between Western powers and Iran due to the latter’s nuclear programme has been a cause for concern not just for the European and North American markets, but also for economies that are currently less vulnerable, such as the Brazilian economy, for which the two oil crises of the 1970s had catastrophic consequences.
The twenty-first century has brought important changes to the balance of power which had been in place until then, with obvious ramifications for the international economy and politics. In this context, Brazil has come to dispute its influence in recent years in two regions which were formerly dominated by the central countries: the Middle East and Africa.