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· June, 2009

Stories about Brazil from June, 2009

20 June 2009

Brazil: The country's largest university becomes a battlefield

For a day in June, a peaceful protest against police occupation at Brazil's largest university became a bloody confrontation for the first time since the dictatorship in the 1970s. The...

16 June 2009

Brazil: Petrobras Blog Versus Mainstream Media

In the first week of June, Brazil's giant semi-public oil company Petrobras created a free blog on Wordpress. Among the posts publicised during the blog's first days were questions and...

11 June 2009

Brazil: Amplified conversations to fight the Digital Crimes Bill

In another demonstration of cyberactivism and acvistim, Brazilian Internet users are gathering around a cause: to fight Senator Azeredo's Digital Crimes Bill. This legal project, which intends to intervene severely...

6 June 2009

Air Bus AF 447: Sorrow, lack of information and sensationalism

Blogs around the world have been sending their condolences to the families suffering the wait for any sign of the vanished Air France Airbus AF 447. Much criticism and discussion...

4 June 2009

Jordan: Air France Tragedy and the Bermuda Triangle

Brazil: Land reform or deforestation boost for the Amazon?

Brazilian president Lula da Silva has a controversial bill that will legitimize land-grabbing in the Amazon prior to 2004 on his hands. Will the law help the forest escape further...

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