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· May, 2006

Stories about Brazil from May, 2006

Brazil: Manifesto of the PCC

David Lee Wilson has translated the manifesto of the PCC, which reads more like a Marxist declaration than a street gang handbook. Indeed, Wilson wonders who the manifesto was written...

Riots in Sao Paulo: Prison cells and cell phones

One week has passed since the city of Sao Paulo was paralyzed by gang attacks and the blogosphere in Brazil is wildly spinning the many aspects of this unprecedented confrontation.

Brazil: On Last Week's Violence

Andrew Comings last week's gang violence and the nature of the Brazilian penal code. Luís Afonso Assumpção recommends an article from FrontPage Magazine.

Brazil: Leftist Origins of Last Weekend's Violence

Luis Afonso explains why he believes 60's leftists radicals were the origin of last weekend's crime wave in Sao Paulo and much of Brazil. Andrew of Comings Communique, after watching...

Brazil: “City of Rhyme”

Ethan Zuckerman tells the story of his college roommate, Kurt Shaw, who has been working with the group Pé no Chão (“Feet in the Dirt”) to help street kids express...

Bolivia, Brazil: Evo and Lula in Vienna

Boli-Nica says not everything was friendly between Evo Morales and Lula da Silva as Latin American leaders met with their UN counterparts in Vienna. Briegel Busch says that Lula's dialogue...

Bruna Little Surfer: blog turns into book, call girl turns into writer

Bruna Little Surfer is how she became known, the Brazilian blogger named Rachel Pacheco turned celebrity while posting in her online diary details about her job as a call girl....

Brazilian Gangs Wage War On Police

One of Brazil's biggest gangs, the First Capital Command (of First Command of the Capital -- PCC), took the fight to Sao Paulo's government developing a wave of co-ordinated violence...

Brazil, Ecuador: “Is There Racism in Latin America?”

Tanya Hernandez, focusing on Brazil, asks “is There Racism in Latin America and What Does That Mean for Race Relations in the United States?” One commenter responds, “If I must...

Argentina, Brazil: Alternative Energy

Wondering if increased consumption of Biodiesel will be a boon to Argentina, Martin Varsavsky asks “Is Oil to Chavez what Biodiesel is to Kirchner?” Sangroncito recently wrote about Brazil's success...

Bolivian gas sets Brazilian political debate on fire

The Bolivian president Evo Morales has put president Lula in a difficult position. In a move to fulfill his campaign promise of nationalizing oil and gas in Bolivia, he published...

Mexico, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru: Poll Numbers

Boz has his Latin America Friday poll numbers, Cinco de Mayo version. Three new polls in Mexico show a big change for the upcoming presidential election.

Kiskeya: Conference on Haitiano-Dominican Relations

A conference on Haitiano-Dominican relations held in Santo-Domingo ends today, reports (FR) Haitian newsfeed Radio Kiskeya. The conference was sponsored by Norway in partnership with Dominican churches and, in addition...

Brazil: “Hidden Talent”

Andrew of Comings Communiqué has posted a video a talented saxophonist he encountered at a church service in Northeastern Brazil. The verdict? “Kenny G, has nothing on this guy!” I...

Brazil raps about transition to digital TV

It is in a year where Brazilians will face a World Cup -- and hot presidential elections -- that the debate about the digital TV implementation is arriving in Brazil....

About our Brazil coverage

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

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