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· March, 2008

Stories about Brazil from March, 2008

Brazil: March for the end of the Gaza Strip

“It is said that each Palestinian expelled from their land – and not just since 1948, when it the state of Israel was created – keep a key which they...

Brazil: First blogger celebrates 10 years of Lusosphere

“Ten years ago, exactly on March 31, 1998, I was publishing my first blog, the modest Diário da Megalópole [Megalopolis Diary, pt], which was possibly the first blog ever in...

Brazil: Blogs banned from the 2008 elections

Brazil is warming up for local elections later this year, but the Supreme Electoral Court has just passed regulations that have raised eye-brows throughout the blogosphere: only candidates' purpose-built web...

Brazil: When the justice doesn't get the Internet

Idelber [pt] is finding a new resolution by the Brazilian Superior Electoral Court hard to believe. It rules that any campaign for the 2008 local elections will only be allowed...

Brazil: Listen to Brazil v Sweden in the 1958 World Cup

If you didn't get excited by the Brazil v Sweden friendly match yesterday, Donizetti [pt] has found a link to a moving live radio narration (in Portuguese) of the same...

Brazil: Let us be courteous in the blogosphere

Pedro Dória [pt] is aghast with the increasingly aggressive comments in his blog and with no time to moderate them, he proposes the readers help him keeping courteous. “We're not...

Brazil: It's All True

Márcio Claesen [pt] has the highlights of the É Tudo Verdade [It's All True] festival, devoted to the culture of documentary in South America. The 13th edition starts today and...

Brazil: LoveLive podcast

André and Luciana present their first podcast, LoveLive [pt]. The name is self explaining, but Luciana explains: “We do not want to be relationship gurus, no way. We are just...

Brazil: Haiti, Rio de Janeiro and the UN peacekeeping mission

Aloisio Milani [pt] is promoting an in-depth analysis of “the possibility and feasibility of the blue-helmets’ performance to become a doctrine of intervention by the Army in public safety in...

Brazil: Mutantes, 1968 to 1973

Alexandre Carvalho dos Santos [pt] has a quite detailed post about the discography by Os Mutantes (portuguese for The Mutants), one of the most influential Brazilian psychedelic rock band.

Green and sustainable life

Among the many good links Lucia Malla [pt] tips us with today in her travel blog, there is the Ecoblogs Network [pt], for selected bloggers who promote “green and sustainable...

Liquid assets: Bloggers on World Water Day

It's known as the universal solvent, Adam's Ale, government juice, council pop, H2O, dihydrogen monoxide, hydrogen hydroxide, has a ton of different names in Arabic and yesterday (March 22) the...

Brazil: Politicians own the media

“271. This is the number of Brazilians politicians that are partners, owners or directors of radio and TV broadcasters, which is against the law. Harassment of politicians on the media...

Dismissal of Brazilian Blogger: Censorship or Just Business?

The abrupt dimissal of the journalist Paulo Henrique Amorim — or PHA as he is referred too — from his anchor-like position at the IG portal has fueled this week's...

Brazil: Here comes the PIG

PIG is an acronym for Coupist Press Party [in Portuguese Partido da Imprensa Golpista] which has been coined to describe the Brazilian media that serves to a political interest, that...

Brazil: Blogs Blog this!

Wagner [pt] recommends a new “joined ownership” blogging platform for blogs in Portuguese. “BlogueIsso! Blogs is a “condominium” of blogs, a network currently made up by 18 of them, covering...

Brazil: Enjoy the sea but look after the planet

“Right now in this Hallelujah Saturday, thousands of people are on the country's seasides enjoying the wonders that the sea provides, without worrying about the waste they produce, about the...

Brazil: The end of the Burning of Judas

Once one of the most popular Easter-time rituals in Brazil, the ‘Burning of Judas‘ is disappearing from the streets of Rio de Janeiro, as noticed Jorge Alberto [pt].

Brazil: User-customized Football Media

A new arena is gathering steam and significance in the Brazilian Internet space: the football blogs. Day by day, fervent fans are finding out that blogs and other media possibilities...

Brasil: The most beautiful street in the world

The Porto Alegre Vive [“Porto Alegre Lives”, PT] blog tells us[PT] about the Portuguese blog A Sombra Verde [“The Green Shadow”, PT] that elected one of Porto Alegre‘s streets as...

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


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