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· December, 2007

Stories about Brazil from December, 2007

Lusosphere: Wishes and hopes for 2008

The new year is inevitably soon arriving and the Lusosphere is booming with posts about traditions, resolutions, wishes, and reflections. Here is a short roundup of Portuguese speaking blogs from...

Brazil: OLPC After First Round of Bidding

OLPC News provides information on the status of bidding for the purchase of 150,000 laptops for children in Brazil and also links to an interview with David Cavallo, OLPC representative...

Brazil: A visit to Pakistan

On Benazir Bhutto's death, Leonardo Sakamoto [pt] leaves the factual news to the newspapers and publishes links to his personal accounts of Pakistan, a country which he visited to see...

Brazil: An end of year reminder about slavery

Leonardo Sakamoto [pt] has a reminder for this final days of 2007: slavery still happens in Brazil. He points out that: “Its economic nature differs from the slavery of classical...

Brazil: 18,000 liters of amonia and latex leak in Acre

Altino Machado [pt] reports on a environmental disaster in Xapuri, Acre-Brazil, when 18,000 liters of ammonia and latex leaked into the environment after a tank in a condom factory collapsed....

Brazil: Open Source Living

“In less than five days, a personal list of “open source” software has become a huge archive that everyone must bookmark”. Antonio Granado [pt] reports on the Open Source Living...

Brazil: The first Christmas of a mother who has lost a son

Carlos Eduardo Santos [pt] publishes a moving letter from a mother who has lost her son telling us about the first Christmas without him. Her 26 years old son was...

Brazil: The future is open source

Sérgio Amadeu [pt] publishes a picture of a GNU/Linux computing class, with a difference: there students are middle age learners. “I have learned a lot with this research, which has...

Brazil: 2007 in posts

Idelber [pt] goes on holidays and leaves his readers with a collection of links to 2007 posts that are well worth a second helping. “We will be back on January...

Brazil: We will write in Portuguese indeed

Felipe Lobo [pt] analyses the many reactions brought by a post published in Portuguese at the American site propeller, among which comments like “Our national language is English! If you...

Brazil: Respecting Bolivian immigrants

Sakamoto [pt] takes the International Migrants Day commemorations in São Paulo to write a long post reflecting on the situation of the many South American migrants, most of them Bolivians,...

Oscar Niemeyer: 100 years of a daring architeture

Brazilian and international bloggers have been wishing a happy birthday to Oscar Niemeyer, the prized modernist architect who turns 100 today still very much alive, lucid, working and involved in...

Burkina Faso: What Causes Corruption?

Babilown posts a video [Fr] where the head of an NGO in Ouagadougou describes corruption in Burkina Faso and its causes, while another discusses the situation in Brazil.

Brasil: Magazine made by bloggers is live

After 10 months’ work, Rafael Reinehr [pt] announces OPS – the e-magazine written by bloggers – is now live: “The fun has just begun. In the coming weeks, sections will...

Brazil: Lower socio-economic classes and e-commerce

MLOG [pt] comments on a recent research showing that, in Sao Paulo, consumers in classes C, D and E – the middle class, the working poor and the poorest of...

Brazil: On winning YouTube short film contest

Rodrigo Savazoni [pt] takes the opportunity of a Brazilian short film winning the YouTube Project:Direct to talk about the changes brought by new technologies to movie making: “I can only...

Brazil: Shocking image of a cruel reality

PE Body Count published today a very shocking picture that illustrates one of the cruelest Brazilian realities. “Think about it”.

Blogging World Aids Day

Bloggers around the world marked World Aids Day on December 1 by speaking openly and strongly about HIV and AIDS. Each post is a tribute to the fight against the...

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