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· December, 2008

Stories about Brazil from December, 2008

Global Health: 2008 Blogs In Review

Bloggers in 2008 showed all the ways in which global health is interconnected with other issues, by covering health stories that touched on everything from poverty and women's rights to...

Americas: A Look Back at 2008

In 2008, the Latin American team from Global Voices helped add context and helped highlight voices of bloggers that wrote about the numerous news stories that took place across the...

Brazil: Chico Mendes lives on, 20 years after his death

Bloggers remember and pay homage to Chico Mendes, the man whose actions highlighted the plight of the Amazon internationally, and who was murdered twenty years ago by those who were...

Brazil: Against Illegal Abortion or Against Women?

Abortion is a very complex issue in Brazil, just like almost everywhere else in Latin America, where it is considered a crime. Despite this, over 1,000,000 clandestine abortions take place...

Japan, Brazil: A centenary of Japanese Immigration to Brazil.

In June 1908, the Japanese ship Kasato Maru docked in the Port of Santos after a 52-day voyage, bringing the first Japanese families to Brazil. A hundred years later and...

Cuba, U.S.A.: Lat Am & Caribbean Leaders Meet

“You could call it the independence summit”: The Cuban Triangle takes a look at the meeting of Latin American and Caribbean leaders in Brazil, adding that it “seems to have...

Brazil: Manifesto For The Immediate Release of Graffiti Painter

While a police officer who mistakenly killed a boy of just three has been acquitted of murder, a graffiti painter arrested on October 26 for spraying the walls of the...

Cuba, Brazil, U.S.A.: Composer Honoured

AfriClassical is thrilled that the Brazilian city of Sao Paolo is honouring renowned Cuban composer Leo Brouwer.

Brazil: Introducing the Offline Twitter

Lúcia Malla [pt] and a group of friends – all of whom have twitter accounts – show what happens when twitter addicts meet in a bar: they keep twiterring offline....

Brazilian Police Literally Gets Away with Murder

At the moment when the world was celebrating Human Rights Day, and exactly when a similar crime sparks riots in Greece, Brazilian bloggers cry out against yet another death caused...

Brazil: Deadly chemical leak kills 80 ton fish in Rio de Janeiro

On November 18, a leak of deadly endosulfan pesticide into the Pirapetinga river killed over 80 tonnes of fish, plus water hogs, tortoises, birds, and others creatures. The tragedy was...

Brazil: How to become Santa Claus in four weeks

Anton M. Steeman describes one of the many courses in Brazil that leads to qualified Santa Clauses, a welcome Christmas temporary job. “The most difficult part of being a good...

Paraguay: Dependence on Brazil for Bridge Costs

A new bridge over the Paraná River will join Paraguay and Brazil. However, the costs will be financed entirely by Brazil, and Michael Quomo of Zoopolitica [es] believes that it...

Video:What image opened your eyes to human rights?

The sixtieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is on December 10th, and Witness' The Hub team has put together a video that responds to the question: What...

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


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