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· February, 2006

Stories about Brazil from February, 2006

Brazil: The Winners and Losers of Carnival

Sangroncito has three descriptive posts on Carnival in Salvador, noting that, “not everyone in Salvador loves Carnaval. For some middle and upper class Soteropolitanos (as citizens of Salvador are called),...

Mexico, El Salvador, Peru, Brazil: Poll Numbers

Boz has released his now infamous Friday poll numbers from around Latin America. Tim Muth breaks down the numbers in El Salvador which show the two main parties, FMLN and...

Mexico, Brazil: Showing of Brazilian Documentary on Bloggers

Alfredo Sanchez (ES) and Eduardo Arcos (ES) both post about the free showing of a Brazilian documentary about bloggers and another about cinema clubs this Saturday in Mexico City. More...

Brazil: “The Calm Before Carnaval”

Sangroncito describes the preparation that has gone into Salvador's Carnaval and says that today feels like the “Calm Before Carnaval.” Mama Lisa posts an English translation of a Brazilian folk...

Argentina, Brazil: An Argentinean's Experience in Rio

Argentine super blogger, Jorge Gobbi, has four posts (1, 2, 3, 4) on his recent trip to Rio de Janeiro. (With videos!)

Brazil: Getting Rolling Stoned in Rio

Cuaderno Latinoamericano, a group blog maintained by students at Tulane University, says that the Rolling Stones will be playing a free concert this weekend in Rio de Janeiro. Free, that...

Brazil: The New Look for Brazil's Football Team

Made in Brazil has a photo of the Brazilian football team's new uniform for this year's World Cup and weighs in: “The only question now is: when is mesh going...

Brazil: Carnival, Football, and Elections

Ricardo Héctor, a Brazilian living in Chile, says it's going to be a busy year for Brazilians with Carnival right around the corner, a difficult World Cup tournament in Germany,...

Brazil: Small Town Conservativism

Renata Vieira, a blogger based in São Paulo reflects on the tight social networks of small towns and how they encourage conservative values.

Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil: Everyone Loves Condoms

Risa writes about “An Interesting Proposal” made by the mayor of the Colombian town, Tulua which would “require all the residents over 14 to carry a condom with them at...

Brazil, Venezuela: Photos of World Social Forum

Brazilian photographer, Tatiana Cardeal has begun posting her vivid photos from the World Social Forum in Caracas.

Brazil: Bonfim Ribbon

Sangroncito explains the Fita do Bonfim (The Bonfim Ribbon), a small piece of ribbon which Soteropolitanos (citizens of Salvador) tie three times around their wrist, making a wish on each...

Indigenous Culture in Brazil Offers New Perspectives – OhmyNews International

Filmmaker and citizen journalist, Anna Penido joins an entourage of White Brazilians observing the festival of “Kuarup” on Xingu Reservation and pens her interesting observations at OhmyNews International.

About our Brazil coverage

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

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