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· May, 2007

Stories about Brazil from May, 2007

Brazilian Express Loves (and jealousy) around the world

The Brazilian blogosphere entered in alert a few weeks ago when the major publish house Companhia das Letras (PT) announced a huge literary project. Idealized by Rodrigo Teixeira, the project...

Brazil, Uruguay: Videos of OLPC's XO Computer in Action

One Laptop Per Child News, an independent blog that provides “news, information, commentary and discussion” of the XO recently added videos of children in Uruguay and Brazil test driving their...

Brazil: New Round on the National Internet Policy Debate

There are not many issues in Brazil where you are able to find unanimity. But when you talk about messing with Internet freedoms, the defenders spring up from radically different...

Americas: Copa America Blog

For fans of the “beautiful game”, a new blog site dedicated to the biennual football tournament, the Copa America, will come as a welcome surprise. The Copa America 07 Blog...

Brazil: How Falling Dollar Affects Missionaries

Comings Communiqué, a blog written by a missionary living in Brazil, has noticed the steady decline of the dollar conversion rate to the Brazilian real. This has taken its toll...

Brazil: The Once and Future(?) King

There are two kings in Brazil. Pelé, the world famous football star, and Roberto Carlos, a great icon of Brazilian popular music (MPB). The singer and songwriter acquired fame as...

Brazil: Possible Justice for Dorothy Strang

Randy Paul of Beautiful Horizons writes about the upcoming trial of a man accused of the murder of Dorothy Strang, a US-born nun that lived in Brazil helping native groups....

Brazil: The Pope's No Diplomat

Leftside affirms that Pope Benedict XVI made a number of gaffes during his trip to Brazil, but few are as indefensible and disrespectful to the people of Latin America as...

Americas: The Prospects of ALBA and Banco Sur

At Peru Politico [ES], Mariana Costa breaks down whether the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (or ALBA for its initials in Spanish) and the Banco Sur will be good for...

Brazil: The Pope is Here – What Now?

Brazil, the world's biggest Catholic nation, is now entering the global media stage surrounding the Pope's visit. The previous visits of John Paul II have left profound impressions here, and...

Brazil: The Pope's First Visit to Latin America

Libardo Buitrago [ES] is looking forward to Pope Benedict's first trip to the region, when he visits Brazil on a five-day visit. The pontiff has received criticisms for not caring...

Guyana: Mt. Roraima

Guest authoring on the Caribbean Beat Blog, Nicholas Laughlin writes an account of his hiking expedition to Mt. Roraima, a tabletop mountain located on the borders of Venezuela, Brazil and...

Code and Culture: Brazilians celebrate the advantages of being open

There is no clear consensus about the specific reasons that occasionally boost Brazil to the cutting edge of the open source revolution. For us here in the field, facing so...

About our Brazil coverage

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


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