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Pedro Aguiar is an undefined concept.
During the 1990s, he was dictator of an imaginary country in Latin America, when he enjoyed great benefits and total isolation from Western pop culture. Nevertheless, inspired by boredom, has abandoned his fatherland and moved to Wikipedia, where he contributes with articles about his profession, his ideology and his musical taste.
Currently editor for inter:BR - portal do Jornalismo Internacional (website about International Journalism and foreign news business in Brazil). Formerly foreign news reporter for Jornal do Brasil (2006), intern at O Globo newspaper and CBN radio network (2005), and at EFE news agency (2004).
In academic field, his research interests are in Communications, Aesthetics and Power.
His main activity in the latest months has been keeping and moderating the Research Network on International Journalism, currently with 140 journalists, scholars, students, and researchers who study or work with foreign news press coverage, in Brazil.
Contributions to Wikipedia
In Wikipedia (no accent; I pronounce it "uiquipidia"), he collaborates mainly in articles related to Communication and Journalism, including biographies of some journalists and fields of expertise (as pt:Jornalismo internacional). He also created and organized templates (side tables ) for pt:Predefinição:Jornalismo both in Portuguese and Spanish.
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Geofiction, micronationalism, and other hobbies
His main hobby, since childhood, is Geofiction — creating and ellaborating imaginary places, since neighborhoods, cities, countries, continents, to planets. It was him who started the List of fictional nations and related articles in Portuguese Wikipedia. He is the founder and creator of Porto Claro, the fictitious country which inspired so-called micronations in Latin America.
Some of his creations:
- Zarmut, Armatia, and Rupetia (1990)
- Porto Claro (1992)
- Volkarina (1999)
- Marraguasca (2002)
- Republic of Santana (2003)
- Meridia (2004)
In some of these nations, he created his self-memorable fictitious dictators, like Peter Klausz, Mikale Smelnik, Eduardo Vasquella, Lorenzo Carbona, and Vespasiano Max.
Works of fiction
Although it is not his main talent - maybe not even one -, there ate some works of fiction authored by him, most of them never published, deserving no other record than a shelf.
Screenplays (feature lenght)
- "O Menino e o Príncipe" (unfinished), 2003
- "Go West", 2002
- "O Grande Líder", 2000
- "Os Irmãos Normandos" (unfinished), 1998
- "O Juramento de Hipócrita", 1995
- "O mundo está perdido", 1994
- "Gut Gut", 1994
- "Aladim", 1993
- "Pretendentes", 1991
I have known at least 5 other "Pedros Aguiars" in my life. I even studied with two of them, in school. When you search my name with Google, you can find at least as many homonyms and quasi-homonyms of mine:
- José Pedro Aguiar Branco, former Minister of Justice in Portugal and member of the Social-Democratic Party (Portugal)
- Pedro Carvalho Aguiar de Macedo, teenage surfer
- Pedro Aguiar, musical producer and DJ from Minerva Project
- Pedro Aguiar, civil service worker in Ceará
- Pedro Aguiar, Portuguese programmer
- Pedro Aguiar Mamede, jugador de rúgbi
- [Pedro Aguiar], police commissar in Minas Gerais, indicted for corruption and murder
- Pedro Aguiar, PR agent (also this one)
- Pedro Aguiar, politician in the town of Camamu, souther Bahia