The Assassination of João Gordo

Alleging the assassination of a tree sounds just as peculiar in English as it does in Portuguese. João Gordo, however, was not just another tree.   evolted by the news that João Gordo had been brutally severed from this world, I was sharp when interjecting that, no, the beloved tree had not been murdered: “He was assassinated.” I could already imagine the stump in the middle of the sandy little square, even before we arrived to pay our respects at … Continue reading The Assassination of João Gordo