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· August, 2006

Stories about Brazil from August, 2006

Brazil: Blogs Censored in the Electoral Process

The Brazilian blogosphere is protesting that a blog from Amapá state was inexplicably brought down by its ISP ( even after it complied with an order from the Electoral Justice...

Google in Brazil: Who Guards Orkut's Playground?

The Brazilian blogosphere is talking about Google or more specifically about Orkut, its social network which has attracted a huge number of players. In order to understand Google's significance in...

Brazil: Music

Claudio Lobos introduces Brazilian musician Philippe Baden Powell and his newest album, “Estrada De Terra.” Daniella Thompson reviews Paulo Sérgio Santos’ gig at the Hillside Club in Berkeley, California.

Venezuela, Brazil: Crossing Borders

We continue to follow cyclist David as he heads south on “only road that connects Venezuela and Brazil.

Transparency is Promoted and Debated in the Brazilian Election Process

The call for transparency is ringing in the Lusosphere these days. Brazilian presidential and general elections are six weeks from now and, after the innumerable corruption scandals involving congressmen and...

Brazil: Lula Declines Debate

Boz says that President Lula da Silva made a big error by declining to show up for the first presidential debate. Opposition blogger Luís Afonso Assumpção is bothered by Lula's...

Brazil: Moms and Polyblogular Writers

Liz Henry has a complementary post to Jose Murilo's introduction to Brazilian Mommy Bloggers.

Brazil: Podcast safe music from Overmundo made a podcast from music published on the site Overmundo, ‘the new Brazilian cultural production powerhowse‘. What a good place to find podcast-safe (CC labeled) audio files from the...

Mommy Bloggers Achieve Community and Empowerment in the Lusosphere

One of the most active blogging categories in the fast expanding Lusosphere is that of the ‘mommy bloggers’. The movement is championed by a Brazilian blog which turned into book,...

Brazil: “São Paulo Under Siege”

Made in Brazil says this week saw the third wave of attacks by the Primeiro Comando da Capital (PCC) in São Paulo. For more background, read Jose Murilo Junior's recap...

Lusosphere reactions to the world most blogged conflict

The conflict between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon is shaking the blogosphere. The effects can be felt all over and as conversations arise everywhere, Lusophone bloggers aren't excluded. It is...

About our Brazil coverage

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

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