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· March, 2006

Stories about Brazil from March, 2006

Brazil: Brazil's First Man In Space

Made in Brazil explains why 43-year-old astronaut Marcos Pontes was on the front page of all Brazilian papers today.

Brazil: UN's Convention on Biodiversity

Kat says on Cuaderno Latinoamericano that Curitiba was chosen as host city of UN's Convention on Biodiversity “because it is one of the most environmentally conscious cities in Brazil.”

Brazil: Podcast Removed

Carlos Lobo of has taken down all of his podcasts after receiving an email supposedly from “the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act)”. Lobo clarifies, “I don’t earn money with...

The Magic of Food: A Global Edible Review

#1: From the UK, Blog Jam The traditional pickled pig's feet dish is one of our favorites. Of course you may have at least a dozen good excuses why you...

Brazil: Economy Minister Palocci

Luís Afonso Assumpção says things aren't looking good for Economy Minister Antônio Palocci.

Brazil: Bïa

Aquarelas was introduced to the polyglot Brazilian singer, Bïa by a nifty radio device on the weblog of Michele Aurelio.

Images from Brazil: “Don't Shoot”

“Don't Shoot” by Tatiana Cardeal Brazilian photographer and social activist, Tatiana Cardeal has posted a set of photographs related to the youth outreach program, Afroreggae. In this picture, Cardeal explains:...

Brazil: Porto Alegre, Leftist Hotbed?

Luís Afonso Assumpção is not happy with leftist protesters that gather in his city of Porto Alegre during various conferences and summits.

¡Feliz Día de la Mujer!

You certainly don't need to speak Spanish to feel the raised hairs on your neck as you watch this moving video, edited by Argentine blogger Malearg, which recounts the progress...

Brazil: Overmundo

Made in Brazil introduces Overmundo, a collaborative news site meant to “promote Brazilian culture in a democratic way over the web.” All content is Creative Commons-licensed and can be syndicated...

Brazil: Finding an Opposition Candidate

Randy Paul takes a look at the opposition's struggle in Brazil to find a formidable opponent to President Lula da Silva.

Brazil: Carnival Of Shame Update

Made in Brazil continues his coverage of a gay couple that was attacked by five men on Ipanema beach during Carnival.

Brazil: Carnival and Politics

Luís Afonso Assumpção says that beneath the festive celebrating of Carnival, there is a political-cultural current.

Brazil: Free Stones Concert

Ruben was at the free Rolling Stones concert in Rio de Janeiro and has this hilarious, photojournalistic report.

Brazil: Unidos de Vila Isabel Wins Carnival in Rio

Made in Brazi has pictures from Carnival in Rio, where “samba school Unidos de Vila Isabel was … announced the champion of Carnival in Rio with the theme “Soy loco...

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

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