to be a predecessor and not actually a magical realist. Scholars have also suggested that Borges's progressive blindness helped him to create innovative literary symbols through imagination. In short, Borges's blindness led him to favour poetry and shorter narratives over novels. ''Ferriera'', Eliane Fernanda C. "O (In) visível imaginado em Borges". In: Pedro Pires Bessa (ed.). ''Riqueza Cultural Ibero-Americana''. Campus de Divinópolis-UEMG, 1996, pp. 313–314. ref>
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in the subtropical zone and thus features a humid subtropical climate (''Cfa'' in Köppen climate classification). Average precipitation is high and regular throughout the year. Summer temperatures often rise above and high levels of humidity make the season very muggy. Subtropical climate is a climate zone characterized by hot, humid summers and mild winters. Significant amounts of precipitation occur in all seasons in most areas. Most summer rainfall occurs during
web url http: www.reservas.net alojamiento_hoteles portoalegre_cultureinportoalegre.htm title Porto Verão Alegre Event publisher Reservas.net date accessdate 2010-10-21 * '''International Free Software Forum''': the Fórum Internacional de Software Livre (International Free Software Forum or simply FISL) is an event sponsored by Associação Software Livre (Free Software Association), a Brazilian NGO that, among other objectives, seeks the promotion and adoption of free
plan that works and activities program broken down by investment sector, by region and around the city. Also according to Fedozzi, this favors: Fedozzi, Luciano. "Esfera pública e cidadania: a experiência do Orçamento Participativo de Porto Alegre". In: ''Ensaios FEE''. Porto Alegre, Vol. 19, No 2, 1998. pp. 237; 256 Costa, Giseli Paim. "Um Estudo sobre Cidadania e Políticas Públicas em Porto Alegre". In: ''Revista Brasileira de Gestão e
Pinhole Photography''': this is an international event created to promote and celebrate the art of pinhole photography. The event is held each year on the last Sunday in April. *'''Mercosur Biennial Exhibition''': is held in Porto Alegre every two years between October and December. This is an important art
, South America Tour Dates Added publisher DragonForce.com archiveurl http: www.webcitation.org 5n15k2C5K archivedate 24 January 2010 accessdate 24 January 2010 but the tour was postponed to late 2009. They performed at the Two Days
). They enjoy a traditional rivalry with the city's other big club, Grêmio - with derbies known as a "Gre-Nal". The team's home stadium is known as the "Giant of the River Bank", or '''Beira-Rio''', on the banks of the Guaíba River, and it holds 60,000. WikiPedia:Porto Alegre commons:Porto Alegre
of Brazil . In April 1964, when a coup d'état overthrew Goulart, Brizola one of the few political leaders to offer active support for the president, sheltering him in Porto Alegre, capital of Rio Grande do Sul with the hope that democracy would be restored. (Governor Miguel Arraes of Pernambuco also supported Goulart, but Arraes was detained as soon as the coup was declared.) Because of his connection with Goulart, the military regime exiled Brizola in 1964; he went to Uruguay, where Goulart had gone into exile earlier that year. WikiPedia:Porto Alegre commons:Porto Alegre
, Nacional won their second cup in 1980 (1980 Copa Libertadores) after overcoming Internacional (Sport Club Internacional). Despite Brazil's strong status as a football power in South America, 1981 (1981 Copa Libertadores) marked only the fourth title for Brazilian clubs. Flamengo (Clube de Regatas do Flamengo), led by stars such as Zico, Júnior (Leovegildo Lins da Gama Júnior), Carpegiani (Paulo César Carpegiani), Adílio (Adílio de Oliveira Gonçalves), Cláudio Adão and Milton
'''Porto Alegre''' ( local
Porto Alegre was founded in 1769 by Manuel Jorge Gomes de Sepúlveda, who used the pseudonym José Marcelino de Figueiredo to hide his identity; but the official date is 1772 with the act signed by immigrants (Immigration to Brazil) from the Azores, Portugal. In the late 19th century the city received many immigrants from other parts of the world, particularly from Germany, Italy, and Poland. The vast majority of the population is of European (European Brazilian) descent.
The city lies on the eastern bank of the Rio Guaiba (Guaiba Lake), where five rivers converge to form the Lagoa dos Patos (Lagoon of the Ducks), a giant freshwater lagoon navigable by even the largest of ships. This five-river junction has become an important alluvial port as well as a chief industrial and commercial center of Brazil.
The port of Porto Alegre is important for transporting local produce. The "capital gaúcha (Gaucho)" has a broad-based economy that lays particular emphasis on agriculture and industry. Agricultural production includes produce such as plums, peaches, rice and cassava grown on rural smallholdings. The shoe and leather industries are also important, especially in Novo Hamburgo, in the Metropolitan Region of Porto Alegre.
In recent years, Porto Alegre hosted the World Social Forum, an initiative of several non-government organizations. The city became famous for being the first city that implemented participatory budgeting. The 9th Assembly of the World Council of Churches was held in Porto Alegre in 2006. Since 2000, Porto Alegre also hosts one of the world's largest free software events, called FISL.
The city is one of the host cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, having previously been a venue for the 1950 FIFA World Cup.