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15:44 Jan 20, 2003
Portuguese to English translations [PRO] Art/Literary / cultural studies
Portuguese term or phrase:balaio
Assim, podia-se tratar da situação miserável de uma grande parcela da população, da falta de segurança pública, da situação de descaso na qual se encontrava o “balaio” das questões da cidadania, da corrupção reinante nos meios governamentais, entre outras denúncias.
Good idiomatic translation sought! I'm all out of inspiration!
Explanation: Balaio is a kind of large basket made of split bamboo, with a cover, used to store things. The meaning here is that the many questions about citizenship, predominant corruption etc., are kept in the 'basket of indifference/disregard'