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.

Issue 57 cover
E

Article

Real corker

Amorim, a cork producer since 1870, is barking up the right tree after a company revamp and now supplies iconic wine estates as well as fashion houses and Nasa.

B

Article

Drone Home

Unmanned military planes and helicopters are a controversial subject but visitors and exhibitors at the Unmanned Systems North America trade fair were unfazed. They’re more excited about drones that can do the housework.

E

Article

Katong

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

A

Article

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…

B

Article

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…

E

Article

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…

B

Article

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.

A

Article

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.

C

Article

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…

L

Article

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.

C

Article

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…

Show more

0:00:000:01:00

Drag me