Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on February 18th, 2009

It was probably obvious to everyone that when I wrote yesterday about news in the works, I was guaranteeing myself a post on the same topic again today. And so it has been: the workgroup created last year by president Valdas Adamkus has presented their recommendations to the Seimas about dual citizenship. (In English) And, […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on January 16th, 2009

As I wrote here last year, I was interviewed by lietuviams.com. Somehow this made me eligible to be chosen as lietuviams.com’s Person of the Year. So if you feel like voting for me, click this link and then tick off the stars (yes, you can vote proportionally). Then you can click here to see everyone […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on December 30th, 2008

Today, Ar dar krizė?‘s answer is, “Krizė? Krizė. Krizė!” And it’s about time that the financial crisis started affecting even this low-budget operation over at Lithchat Command. And it has: Alfa English, which I had been pointed to by the editor of Lietuviams.com, has been shuttered. “Budget concerns,” explains Ieva Barasukaitė, have forced the “indefinite […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on December 17th, 2008

The Lithuanian economy is crumbling, and financial analysts are getting excited about GDP contraction that isn’t as bad as they imagined. There is even a webpage you can check to see if the crisis is still going on. And all of this is happening with a brand new government just sworn in, a government that […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on December 4th, 2008

I saw the two articles pop up a few weeks ago in which Valdas Adamkus asserted that someday Soviet and Nazi attrocities will be held at the same level. The occasion for his remarks was his address at an observance of the 75th anniversary of the Holodmor, the Stalin-era famine that killed a large portion […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on October 27th, 2008

I don’t have a lot of time this week for more fake analysis, but the second round of parliamentary elections is over, and the Seimas will be led by a centre-right coalition under Andrius Kubilius for the first time in almost a decade. It strikes me as obviously odd to, in wanting “change,” to vote […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on September 16th, 2008

Lietuviams.com features an interview today with Ainė Ramonaitė, one of the people behind manobalsas.lt, a website designed to help inform Lithuanian voters about how they should vote. This sort of site is especially useful in a multi-party parliamentary system like the one in Lithuania. Such informative sites tend to be rather useless in a binary […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on June 18th, 2008

As I mentioned in the last post, a more detailed interview with me (and a neat photo!) appeared in lietuviams.com on Monday. It was since picked up by delfi and alfa, and my comment about envisioning Vilnius as a Disney World Fantasyland even ended up being the “dienos citata” at delfi. So that’s that. So […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on April 29th, 2008

Via lietuviams.com, I read an article in Delfi by Eglė Digrytė about the recent surge in “non-Lithuanian” names among children of Lithuanian emigrants in the UK. The lede is worth reproducing in full: Shakyra, Lee, Leya, Sameeras, Adnan, Radu, Kvinta, Younas… Tai – ne muzikos ar kino žvaigždžių vardai. Taip savo atžalas šaukia Didžiojoje Britanijoje […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on April 23rd, 2008

[Surely you have probably received an email encouraging you to sign the Bičiulystė e-petition asking the Seimas to grant dual citizenship to NATO member nations and Australia. I think the petition is junk in its reasoning (and in its practice, but that is a different issue). Amerikos lietuvis asked people to write in with their […]

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