Her students love Professora Sayonara.

Colorful election campaign in Uberlândia – in pictures

It was the battle between Beckenbauer, Batman and the transsexual schoolteacher Sayonara. On October 7th they competed, together with 638 other candidates, for one of the 26 spots in the municipal council of the Brazilian city Uberlândia. They campaigned for months, because it’s not easy to stand out between hundreds of rivals. Continue reading

That's what friends are for

That’s what friends are for

‘Boa tarde, we are here to see Flávia.’ The man nods understandingly. ‘Ah, of course. Flávia is not here yet, but I think Igor can help you as well.’

Flávia and Igor of the Federal Police, Elisabeth and André from the tax office, Jonathan and Camila from the phone shop and Marcos from the bank. Marc and I made quite some ‘friends’ in our short time in Uberlândia. Continue reading