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"WHYS

A life made of dreams, for
someone who cannot live of dreams,
Why?

In a strange land, strange
customs, strange languages.
Why?

Hopes getting bleaker every time.

Evaporated, destroyed,
shattered, crumbled.
Why?

What do we…

Comic strip 'O Canagues':

"I would like you to give me a raise.
Impossible.
I would like prices not be raised.
Impossible.
I would like you not to raise my rent.
Impossible.
...may 1976 be a very prosperous year.
Impossible."

Comic strip 'o Canagues':

"To make wine I always buy the best grapes from California.
After selected, they are squeezed and the must is properly fermented and barreled.
Afterwards, the bagasse is distilled through an alambic that my compadre…

Comic strip 'O Canagues':

"When I arrived in Canada I bought a car.
The biggest and the best there was in the neighborhood!
On weekends, if i wanted, I could take the entire family on picnics ...
It's too bad I have to work weekends to pay the…

In this cartoon, an image of U.S. President Jimmy Carter on TV says: "...the U.S. will achieve self-sufficiency." Meanwhile, 'o Canagues´ is urinating into the gas tank of an American car, license plate 1979, and saying: "Hey! This even feels…

In this cartoon, five men, each representing different Portuguese political parties (PC, MDP, CDS, PPD, PS), parade a confounded 'emigrant king' on a float, who carries a burning candle representing his vote. Meanwhile, one of the party…

Cartoon 'O Canaguês' scracthes his head while pondering his vote beside a ballot box. Surrounding him are Prime-Minister Joe Clark and the Premier of Ontario Bill Davis, holding signs that say "Multicultural Grants" and "Wintario Grants"; Ed…