Editorial

Certain death

“The lives of thousands of people have stopped. They need everything, but above all they need it and with an urgent need for peace ”. This appeal came, calmly, to Plataforma’s newsroom through the voice of Abdul Rashid Ismail, leader of the Islamic Community of…

The compliment of routine

Maria is the second of eight children, all born at home, a bowl of hot water and a blade carving chicken necks, in the hand of the midwife. At five, he was already throwing corn for raising and caring for his younger brothers. He grew up in the field, always a piece of…
Editorial

The clock doesn't stop!

The clock does not stop. Tik tok, tik tok. Chinese company Bytedance, led by a US citizen and owner of a video app, born in the east, this week asked U.S. companies Google and Apple to withdraw the app from platforms in Hong Kong, after Beijing deliberately enforced national…

Luanda and powerful women ahead of time

José Kaliengue, Director of Newspaper OPAIS I remember Luanda with longing. That city that the older ones called the Moon and that I didn’t know yet. It was not Luanda that I live in at great cost today. He had a beautiful face, unforgettable and without a twin…
Editorial

The world is too somber?

The second half of 2020 has begun. The pandemic of Covid-19 keeps continues. Natural disasters, human disasters and conflicts are everywhere. Bad news appear everywhere. In Macau, the Sin Fong Garden owners was cheated by Associação de Conterrâneos de Kong Mun. They…

The slowliness of paper

I wanted to be as slow as paper but everything is beyond me. Everything fades, everything fades. Things tend to disappear in the digital. To pass as if they were unimportant, despite carrying the most basic feelings. I remember a letter that I never got to write. She was…
EconomyEditorialLusofonia

The crisis in the “Peace Industry”

It is one of the effects of the Pandemic. Serious and with unpredictable consequences in the medium and long term. Tourism, the “Industry of Peace”, is going through a crisis with direct effects on the GDP of many countries and on the relationships of many people.

Iolanda looks at Pedro

She doesn’t like herself; it hurts her to be called into existence. Beautiful woman, strong in seduction, full of love, rich in inheritance and marriage … She carries the weight of being who she is in her soul. Dragging a slow, gloomy gait; sadness sways in his…
Editorial

War in Hong Kong, Macau living on the moon

There is a war in Hong Kong, with no trenches. There are prisoners and depressed on the barricade of autonomy and the Western agenda; and loss of face in China, in the management of the Second System and the rightful place in the global power club. “Those who go to war…

Chiado and the Nepalese cook

Sorry but I have to make a map – and you really have to apologize, as I am writing a chronicle for a digital newspaper that “broadcasts” from Macau, so far. What I’m going to tell you needs a map, it happened this week in Lisbon and in a very symbolic…