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· January, 2006

Stories about Brazil from January, 2006

Caribbean: BlogHer's site launches

BlogHer's new “internationalized” site is now online, with Karen Walrond covering Latin America and the Caribbean.

Caribbean: The Taíno & Catholicism

Indigenous issues blog Voice of the Taino people links to an article entitled “Christianity, Capitalism, Corporations, and the Myth of Dominion”, noting that the “Roman” Catholic Church still has not...

The Race to Wire Brazil

The $100 laptop (previously covered here at Global Voices) isn’t the only contender out there designed to bring personal computers into the lives of a broader spectrum of Brazilian society,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Trinidadianness

J9 takes a break from some Carnival-related work to think about what makes Trinidadians Trinidadian, while Caribbean Free Radio‘s 41st podcast investigates the truth of the song lyric “Trinidad and...

Global Fusion: Creating Delicious Food One Meal at the Time!

#1: Madrid Fusion My colleague Chef Elena was in Spain with three other Panamanian chefs, for the  world famous "Madrid Fusion" one week event, held in the beautiful city of...

Brazil: Date Set for São Paulo's Pride Parade

Made in Brazil tells readers to mark their calendars for June 17th when the world's biggest gay pride parade will take place in São Paulo.

Brazil: Black Owned TV Station Charged as Racist

Maegan defends a new Black-owned television station on Vivir Latino, noting that “while most Latin American countries don't like to talk about race, cases like this point to the huge...

The Moveable Feast: Eat the World in Ten Blogs

#1Have you ever wondered how the soldiers in Iraq spent the holiday season?  This is the day when you will get the scoop, first hand by Chairbone Stranger, an American...

Brazil: Lavagem do Bonfim

Sangroncito writes about and photographs “Lavagem do Bonfim” (The Washing of Bonfim Church) in which “Baianas -women dressed in the traditional all-white costume of turban and billowing long skirts –...

Brazil: Wikinews Interview of the Month

Brazilian political blogger, Ricardo Serran Lobo will be the featured guest tomorrow for Wikinews’ interview of the month.

Brazil: “Political Correctness Threatens Democracy”

Luís Afonso Assumpção says that “the “politically correct” can be defined as a type of ‘ wishful-thinking'” which is harmful to Brazilian democracy. The essay is also available in Portuguese.

Brazil: Alcântara Island

Andrew of Comings Communiqué recounts his visit to the island of Alcântara, off the the coast of São Luís.

Latin America: Public Affection

Inspired by Somini Sengupta's New York Times article, Is Public Romance a Right?, Vikrum Sequeira compares societal attitudes towards public affection in India and Latin America.

Brazil: Favela Funk

Noting the blogosphere's buzz about Kevin Federline's debut single “Popoção,” Arjan says that the favela funk genre from urban Rio de Janeiro could experience a pop boom in 2006. Made...

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Fernanda Canofre is the Brazil editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.

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