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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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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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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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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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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Defence Briefing

The downfall of Libya’s Colonel Gaddafi in late 2011 had unforeseen consequences: thousands of Tuareg fighters employed by Gaddafi returned to their native Mali, adding considerable steel to a separatist movement in the…

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