· January, 2006

Stories about Brazil from January, 2006

Caribbean: The Taíno & Catholicism

  31 January 2006

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 properly addressed the call by the Taíno and other Indigenous Peoples world wide for the revocation of the 1493 Inter-Ceatera...

The Race to Wire Brazil

27 January 2006

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, as a spin around Brazilian blogs will attest: O Velho introduces Microsoft’s recent launch into the Brazilian mass market. In...

Trinidad & Tobago: Trinidadianness

  26 January 2006

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 Brazil we have the same vibration” by talking to a friend in Salvador da Bahia. Meanwhile, Elspeth Duncan continues her...

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

  21 January 2006

#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 Madrid. No doubt this is an incredible event. It will set the course for the emerging and extravagant cooking techniques,...

Brazil: Black Owned TV Station Charged as Racist

17 January 2006

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 issue skin color continues to be.”

The Moveable Feast: Eat the World in Ten Blogs

  14 January 2006

#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 soldier deployed somewhere very dusty in Iraq. His Christmas eve dinner report will leave you speechless, well, at least for...

Brazil: Lavagem do Bonfim

14 January 2006

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 – lead a 10 km procession from the lower city to the Church of Bonfim, followed by thousands of participants.”

Brazil: Alcântara Island

6 January 2006

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

Latin America: Public Affection

  6 January 2006

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

2 January 2006

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 in Brazil, disappointed with the Federline track, thinks that “we are certainly going to have to count on a real...

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