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· October, 2008

Stories about Brazil from October, 2008

BOBs: Global Videobloggers Compete for Award Part 2

Earlier this week we visited the videoblogs of some of the nominees for the BOBs, Deutsche Welle's Best of Blogs awards. On this second part, we'll see which other videobloggers...

Ibero-America: Campus Party in El Salvador

This week in El Salvador, hundreds of technology fanatics have assembled to take part in the latest edition of Campus Party. Participants from 22 member states are divided into one...

Brazil: Grandma Aggie, Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers and the Pope

Brazilian myths and haunts on the Lusosphere – Part 2

On the first article of this series, we searched Brazilian websites that could tell us some stories about the haunts and the mythical beings of Brazilian folklore. Now, in the...

Brazil: Blogging to get a voice

Brazil: A Musical Doctrine

Brazil: iGoogle’s Artist Themes with a Brazilian flavour

Brazil: Call for reactions against media manipulation

Brazil: Petition against slavery

Brazil: Dowload your bookmark spam for free

Americas: Bloggers Participate in Blog Action Day – Part II

October 15 marked the annual event of Blog Action Day. On this date, bloggers from all around the world pledge to publish a blog post aboug a particular topic. This...

Brazilian myths and haunts on the Lusosphere – Part 1

The first of three articles that will take us around the virtual campfire to hear stories about ghosts and enchantment from Brazilian folklore: Cuca, Negrinho do Pastoreio, Boitatá and Curupira,...

Brazil: A new, tailored to Brazilians social media product

Brazil: The country pays homage to the Samba master

If he was alive today, Cartola, one of the key figures in samba music, would be celebrating 100 years this October 11. Cartola composed over 500 songs, deeply loved by...

Brazil: A day in jail for blog comments

The first person to go to jail for commenting on a blog in Brazil was a high rank police officer. See reactions from the very close knit police blogosphere. Not...

Brazil: 128 million vote on the anniversary of the Constitution

Over 128 million Brazilians are expected to go to the polls today and choose 5,563 mayors for cities and towns, and 52,137 city councilors. The date marks the 20th anniversary...

Brazil: Impunity and forgetfulness over Carandiru Massacre

Sixteen years ago, Brazil was shocked by one of the biggest human rights violation in its history. The Carandiru Massacre saw the assassination of hundreds of unarmed inmates inside what...

Brazil: “Abortion is a Right, not a Wrong”

Brazil: Remembering the anniversary of Carandiru massacre

Brazil: Do deforestation and elections mix?

What is the link between recent deforestation rate increases in the Amazon and the upcoming Brazilian municipal elections in October 5?

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