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Stories about Portuguese

2 November 2015

Mozambicans Start a Petition Against the High Cost of Internet

Prices for internet access have jumped after Mozambique´s National Communication Institute (INCM) cut subsidies to local internet providers by 75%, undermining government's supposed pro-internet position.

27 October 2015

Brazilian Activists Prosecuted for Giving Small Donations to Left-wing Parties

Hundreds of citizens are being criminally charged by the State Prosecutor's offices in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo for making micro-donations to crowdfunded campaigns of two grassroots political parties.

19 October 2015

Angolan Rapper Breathes New Life Into ‘Freedom Now’ Movement, As Hunger Strike Threatens His

Activists fight for their lives in Angolan jails. Thanks to a new online portal that collects and publishes photos showing solidarity with political prisoners, the movement is stronger than ever.

15 October 2015

São Paulo Will Host the 2016 World Social Forum on Migrations

“The forum represents a recognition of the struggle over many years of social movements in the city, above all, that of immigrants, who are increasingly taking on more leadership roles"

14 October 2015

Brazilian Students Protest Against Government's Closure of Public Schools

"Instead of improving the quality of education of the whole state seems that the Alckmin government is interested in getting rid of its best schools."

12 October 2015

Futureplaces: Porto Hosts Do-It-Together Medialab for Citizen Initiatives

The annual event that turns the city of Porto into a “medialab for citizenship” is coming back to Portugal from October 20 to 24th.

19 September 2015

Dying for a Drink? This New Web Series About São Paulo's Drought Might Be for You

From the politics behind São Paulo's water management to the illusion of water as a limitless resource, this Web series presents the dire predicament of Brazil's largest city.

15 September 2015

‘Beyond a Simple Solidarity’: Portugal’s New Donation Drive for Syrian Refugees in Hungary

A solidarity convoy will take donations from Portugal to the refugees in Hungary. The initiative created by a group of citizens its named Aylan Kurdi Caravan to honour him.

5 September 2015

A Syrian Refugee Wants to Crowdfund His Own Restaurant in Brazil

Syrian refugee Talal Al-Tinawi is making his new Brazilian dream come true by crowdfunding to open a Syrian-Lebanese restaurant to share his love for cooking with the locals.

29 August 2015

Google's Optical Character Recognition Software Now Works with All South Asian Languages

Rising Voices

Google's OCR software supports more than 248 world languages, including all the major South Asian languages, bringing together hope for the large-scale digitization of old texts.

28 August 2015

Brazilian Police Are Preventing Poor Black Teens From Visiting Rio's Upscale Beaches

"They think we're thieves because we're black," a 15-year-old told a reporter.

9 August 2015

Canine Passports and the People Making Money Selling Dogs to Brazil from Venezuela

"Many of those selling dogs do not care about their condition […] The majority arrive with falsified documents and have not been certified by a vet."

8 August 2015

The Right's New Clothes: How Old Neoliberal Ideas Have Been Charming the Latinamerican Youth

A network of US neoconservative think tanks is financing young Latin Americans to fight the leftist governments in Venezuela and Brazil, defending old flags with new rhetoric.

26 June 2015

More Europeans Migrate to Latin America Than Vice Versa, Study Finds

In 2012, more than 181,000 Europeans left their countries for Latin America in comparison with the 119,000 Latin Americans who migrated in the opposite direction.

11 June 2015

In a Music Video, Refugees Say Thanks to Brazil for Welcoming Them

There are 7,700 people from 81 countries with refugee status in the country, according to the Brazilian National Committee for Refugees.

10 June 2015

Using a Needle and Thread, Women Sew the Darker Side of Dam Construction in Brazil

The Movement of People Affected by Dams in Brazil has adopted a needlework technique used during Chile's dictatorship to deal with the abuses women experience around dam construction.

8 June 2015

Is Cash-Strapped Portugal Using Austerity as an Excuse to Privatise Water?

Water privatization in Portugal has been shrouded in controversy. Economic interests put pressure on the government, which has no money, to privatize. But water is an essential resource for life.

3 June 2015

Football Fans See a Chance for Change in FIFA President Joseph Blatter's Resignation

"Greed prevailed over football’s mission of uniting people, taking down social barriers, waking passions. It is time for us to retake this social mission."

18 May 2015

Meet the Brazilian Congressman Trying to Christianize the Internet, One Domain Name at a Time

Eduardo Cunha, leader of the lower house, spends around $2,600 per year maintaining net domains. Of his 288 addresses, 154 carry the name of Jesus Christ.

12 May 2015

A Brazilian Girl Who Endured Racism at School Was Forced to Apologize to Her Aggressors

After weeks of suffering bullying and racism at school, Lorena decided to tell the school director what was happening. The school decided she was the one that needed to apologize.

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