57

October 2012

From Brazil to Mozambique and the Azores to Luanda, we take you on a tour of the Portuguese-speaking world – its people, policies, brands and opportunities.

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Katong

Katong on Singapore’s East Coast is a foodie neighbourhood full of hot property that’s attracting new residents.

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Executive exodus

With their country in the midst of economic ruin, thousands of Portuguese nationals are heading to skills-starved Angola in search of lucrative jobs. It may be boosting the former colony’s economy, but is everyone going to…

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Toeing the party line

As Barack Obama’s chief of protocol, Capricia Marshall is the public face of the White House when ambassadors and diplomats are in town. Keen to cement her legacy, she tells us how she gets things done in between the black…

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My last meal: Menu building

Architect Isay Weinfeld would go all out, eating all his favourite unhealthy treats for his ‘last meal’. For the starter he’d visit a family restaurant full of character, moving on to the Fasano hotel for his main, followed…

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Business Briefing

We report on how Portuguese and Brazilian middle classes are choosing France as their top European destination. Plus, why the new wave of coffee makers popping up in America looks a little bit like the old wave.

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Talk it out

The Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries is made up of eight countries spanning four continents, sharing only that common tongue. Monocle paid a visit to find out if they are all singing from the same hymn sheet.

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Glued to the screen

Evolving news coverage, new lifestyle shows and perennially popular soaps; it’s impossible to take your eyes off the Portuguese-language television that’s emanating from Brazil and taking the world by storm. Do not adjust…

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Observation

As Monocle warms up for a health and better living issue, our editor in chief Tyler Brûlé reflects on which Lusophone nations are running ahead of the pack.

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Dressed to impress

As this issue hits news-stands, the UN General Assembly will be sitting for its 67th session. For those diplomats unsure of how to cut a dash, our fashion editor offers some tips…

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Look back in wonder

The white-topped marquees that dot Regent’s park during the Frieze Art Fair have become a fixture of autumnal London. The fair has built an unrivaled reputation for attracting the world’s most exciting mix of industry…

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Q&A Antonio Patriota

Monocle sits down with Brazil’s foreign minister Antonio Patriota in London to ask what he’s doing to take his country’s brand beyond its image of sun and soccer.

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A legacy of love

The old master still teaching his would-be successors new tricks, Álvaro Siza is as dedicated to architecture now as when he started his practice 60 years ago. Optimistic despite his country’s predicament, his focus is set…

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Lake life

Buy a barn, take it apart, move it a few hours down the road and then rebuild it as a summerhouse. That’s exactly what architect Erik Persson did, resulting in his simple yet stunning retreat in the peaceful depths of the…

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