· November, 2006

Stories about Brazil from November, 2006

Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil: Sex and Drug Trade

  30 November 2006

“The sexual exploitation of minors in the Triple Frontera – the name given to the trans-border no-man’s land between Ciudad del Este and the border towns of Foz del Iguazú in Brazil and Puerto Iguazú in Argentina – persists thanks to slack border control,” writes Oliver Balch during his visit...

Brazil: Post-Election Podcast

  28 November 2006

Luís Afonso Assumpção has published a podcast about his disappointment with the outcome of Brazil's latest elections and his thoughts on Latin America's current political reality.

Web 2.0 in Brazil Displays the Powers of Participation

  25 November 2006

Web 2.0 is coming on strong in Brazil and showing its transformational impacts on the national mind. The recent elections were a dramatic example demonstrating that blogs and citizen media are playing an important role in the process of challenging mainstream institutions of Brazilian society and they seem to be...

Lusosphere's PanAmerican Elections Wrap-up

  18 November 2006

Elections across the American continents are still reverberating in the Lusosphere as citizen journalists and analysts are attempting to find the meaning of and predict the future politics set in place by recent events. As commentaries of all political flavors fly into cyberspace, there is both a general agreement that...

Brazil: Harvard Business Review Brasil

15 November 2006

Colin Brayton forks out nearly US$ 20 for the Harvard Business Review Brasil only to be disappointed that it contains no articles by Brazilians or about the country.

The DW Best of Blogs Awards

  12 November 2006

Had I not read Hoder's blog today I would have definitely missed the Deutsche Welle Best of the Blogs awards 2006 ceremony held in the Museum for Communication Berlin a few hours ago. I knew about the awards but I was unaware of the time and place and whether it...

Holding the line for Internet freedoms in Brazilian Cyberspace

  11 November 2006

The Brazilian cyberspace was shaken this week by the announcement of a ‘Digital Crimes Bill’ under consideration at the Senate's Constitution and Justice Commission. Disclosing just one item in the bill was enough to ignite the fire. It stated that every user must fully identify herself before using the Net,...

Mexico: Expansion of Credit

  9 November 2006

Ricardo Carreón is pleasantly surprised by the increase in consumer spending and credit lending in Mexico over the past few years. According to Carreón, “this is what economic stability can bring to an economy. A great testimony to the goodness that a responsible management of public finances can do to...

Brazil: Congress wants to track Internet users

  8 November 2006

Boing Boing reports on a bill to be voted in the Brazilian Congress that would force every user and provider under its jurisdiction to identify them self in every transaction. The vote was scheduled for today but it was suspended.

Brazil: Lula's Victory

  6 November 2006

The presidential election results in Brazil showed, despite dire opposition predictions that victory for Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva would produce an untenable political situation, that Lula indeed has the political capital needed to lead Brazil for the next 4 years. Speculations about a divided country and the possible governance...

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