“Where the Sin Never Sets” in Swedish Book Review

Launched in 1983, Swedish Book Review presents Swedish-language literature to the English-speaking world. In the first issue of this year (2021:1) they choose to review my book about the seven deadly sins of the Lusophone world. One of there critics, scandinavianist and literary translator Ian Giles, thinks that my “book...
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»The only thing the wall will give us is shade« – Meeting the Sinaloa Cartel at the US Mexican border

Donald Trump’s threat to build a wall between Mexico and the United States has increased the risks for migrants. Many are forced into the hands of the  Sinaloa Cartel – the world’s most powerful drug cartel – which uses migrants to smuggle drugs into the United States. Dagens Nyheter has...
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»Running with the Hawks« – Sócrates and the most violent supporters in Brazil

For a year, Corinthians’ supporters Gaviões da Fiel, the Faithful Hawks, have been preparing for carnival in São Paulo. They’ve chosen a theme for the parade, composed a samba and decorated their carnival floats with the supporters’ club’s main symbol – a hawk with an angry glare. In order to...
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