Stories about Brazil from July, 2006
Martinique: Plane Crash Aftermath
Bien Vu writes (Fr):”It's been more than 8 months since 152 Martiniquans died in a crash in Maracaibo [,Venezuela]. Since then, talks at cross-purposes between the Association aux Victimes du Crash Aerien [association of victims of the aerial crash] (AVCA) and the Brazilian insurer of West Caribbean Airways who cannot...
Brazil: “Proud Cariocas”
Made in Brazil has a preview of Rio's Gay Pride Parade, which will take place this weekend.
Global Food Blog Report #25
#1: From Malaysia, Tham Jiak on Tastes of YesterLife: If one's life can be determine by food preferences, I believe that I might be an Indian in my past life. As much as I love Chinese cuisines, I am strangely drawn towards Indian food, my five senses transfix on the...
Brazilians Debate an Overexposed Crime in the Mainstream Media and Blogosphere
Suzane von Richthofen, 22, her former boyfriend Daniel Cravinhos and his brother Cristian have each been found guilty of murdering her parents in October 2002 and have been sentenced to nearly 40 years in prison. The case has caught worldwide attention because Manfred von Richthofen, the murdered father, was the...
Brazil: Music: Bonde do Role
Atari has a change of heart about the “funk light” band, Bonde do Role and their “party music that’s reasonably fun to dance to.”
Brazil: “The City of Racial Diversity”
Melo Bichuetti calls São Paulo “the city of racial diversity.”
The Lusosphere reports on the 10 years of CPLP
The Community of the Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) celebrated its tenth anniversary last Monday, July 17th, in a summit that gathered its Heads of State in Guine-Bissau. It was created aiming at the solidarity of the Portuguese-speaking countries and the promotion of the Portuguese language in the international arena. Currently,...
The Second Conference of Intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora – II CIAD is being held in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil from 12 to 14 July 2006. The general theme of the Conference is: “The Diaspora and African Renaissance”. Tomorrow participants will be able to choose among 12 Thematic Groups, subdivided...
Gay Pride Dialogue Generates a Blog-gays-sphere
The recent weeks have seen several large and diverse crowds gathering in the streets of many cities in Brazil and some other countries. The festivities and celebrations were not painted only with the World Cup colors. The month of June has become also known as the gay pride month, and...
Brazil: Regional Politics and Lula's Re-election
An interesting conversation has sparked up between Boz, A.M. Mora y Leon, Boli-Nica, and Randy Paul on the extent to which Hugo Chavez and Evo Morales might politically damage Brazil's Lula da Silva as the presidential election approaches.
Brazil: Education Quotas
Melo Bichuetti describes the nexus of Brazil's indigenous population, legal system, and Ministry of Education.
Brazil: Google News Drops Conservative News Site
Luís Afonso Assumpção calls Google News’ exclusion of the conservative, Brazilian news site Mídia Sem Máscara “a political measure of censorship.”
Culture and History Triumph Over Nationalism in the World Cup Lusosphere
As the World Cup heads into its emotion-packed finals, the Lusosphere is still pulsing around the diverse fates of the teams of Portuguese speaking countries. Brazil fell from its high pedestal and the noisy crash of coach Parreira and his fading stars is bouncing through the blogosphere as expected. Portugal's...
The Global Voices Show #3
The third episode of the Global Voices Show is here! In this edition we feature excerpts from the following podcasts: PodView (Podbazaar) (India) Viloria.com Pinoy Podcast (Philippines) Tango City Tour (Argentina) Beyond the Wall (Israel) Trinidad & Tobago Computer Society Podcast (Trinidad & Tobago) Arté Radio (“Foot au Sénégal”) (Senegal)...
French Guiana/World Cup: Brazil or France?
From French Guiana on the South American continent near Brazil, Carnet de Guyane writes (Fr) about allegiances during today's Brazil v. France soccer match: “Those who are French support France, those who are Brazilian support Brazil. So what about when you're Peruvian? or Haitian? or from Suriname? (…) It looks...