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· April, 2006

Stories about Brazil from April, 2006

Brazil: Portuguese and Indigenous Languages

While Portuguese is Brazil's official state language, M. Bichuetti of The Brazilian Way of Life says that around 180 native tongues are still present. Quoting a linguistics professor, Bichuetti says...

Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador: “Abstinencewatch™ Scorecard”

Bob Kellet explains why the Brazilian football club will be happy in Germany this World Cup whereas Costa Rica and Ecuador won't.

Brazil: Islam

Comings Communiqué, a weblog by a Christian missionary, is dismayed by the rise of Islam in Brazil.

Brazil, Mexico: Landless Workers Movement and Zapatistas

The Western Hemisphere Policy Watch blog cites a meeting between the Brazilian NGO, Landless Workers Movement (MST) and the Zapatistas in Southern Mexico as proof “that the international left's designs...

Quotas in Brazilian Universities: The Online Debate

This post is also available in Portuguese. There is an important public conversation going on in Brazil. Affirmative action quota policies are being implemented in some Brazilian universities*. The debate...

Brazil: Workers Party Corruption

Luís Afonso Assumpção lists his 40 “corruption nominees” from Lula da Silva's Workers Party.

Brazil: Free Software Forum

Andy Oram writes about Brazil's unique IT history and explains what a bunch of free software enthusiasts are doing in Porto Alegre.

Brazil: Lucio Sanfilippo

Daniela Thompson describes the “extraordinary voice” of famed Brazilian vocalist, Lucio Sanfilippo.

Brazil: A Correspondent Reflects

Jared Goyette, a foreign correspondent living in Bahia, reflects on his latest piece for Brazzil Magazine. “When I changed the article, I cut out a lot detail I had recorded...

Brazil: Bossa Nova Star Normando introduces Normando Santos, one of the many giants of Brazilian bossa nova.

Brazil:Varig Airlines Bankruptcy

Brazil's Varig has joined Mexico's Aerocalifornia and Bolivia's LAB on the growing list of Latin American airlines struggling to get by according to Made in Brazil.

Mexico, Brazil: Creative Commons Creativity Contest

Eduardo Arcos introduces (ES) the first contest of “Mexicommons creativity (ES),” which solicits new works of music, video, animation, and podcasts. The top three winners of each category will be...

Brazil: Pontes Touches Down

Brazilian bloggers’ reactions to the space flight of Marcos Pontes, the first Brazilian astronaut, run the gamut along a scale from enthusiasm to cynicism. At the “unqualified joy” end of...

Brazil: Former Economy Minister Indicted

Luís Afonso Assumpção says that a corruption scandal by former economy minister, Palocci is representative of the “status of this ‘ethical’ government from Worker´s Party.” Randy Paul compares it to...

Latin America, U.S.: “Border Wars and Truces”

Commenting on the U.S. immigration debate, “Sangroncito” notes that Americans can easily take for granted that they are warmly received around Latin America without the costly and invasive process that...

Venezuela, Brazil: “A tale of two scandals”

Francisco draws a comparison between a recent bribery scandal in Brazil that was caught on video with another one in Venezuela of which there is also allegedly incriminating video.

About our Brazil coverage

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

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