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· July, 2009

Stories about Brazil from July, 2009

Brazil: Fighting for more recycling with the Electronic Waste Manifesto

In Brazil, a bill regarding the disposal of solid residuals has been amended to exclude electronic waste. As a first step to fight this change, an Electronic Waste Manifesto has...

Paraguay: The Government's Negotiations in the Itaipú Dam

Carlos Rodríguez of Rescatar [es] is pleased with the negotiations between Paraguay and Brazil regarding the binational project of the Itaipú dam. He applauds the actions of President Fernando Lugo...

Democracy Video Challenge Winner Showcase

What is Democracy? That is the question more than 900 participants set out to answer through their videos, in response to the Democracy Video Challenge set up by the US...

Japan: Internet users in the world

A post [ja] at ideaxidea shows graphs [en] describing the percentage of the world's internet users in 2008.

Brazil: Amnesty for illegal immigrants sparks hope and controversy

A new amnesty for illegal immigrants has just become law in Brazil, benefiting between 50,000 and 200,000 people. The hope is that the amnesty will bring at least better working...

Brazil: Plaintiffs try to silence one of the country's leading journalists

Lúcio Flávio Pinto, a prized independent Brazilian journalist has been ordered by a court to pay US$15,000 approximately in damages to a powerful regional media group in a civil libel...

Brazil: Digital mob demands the Senate President's resignation

Thousand of protests have taken place 'virtually' on social media networks, such as Twitter, demanding the resignation of the Senate President, José Sarney. But, when the mobilization goes offline, only...

Russia: At the lead in online social networking

Information Policy turns attention to a recent survey showing Russia and Brazil in the lead of online social networking.

Brazil: The Navigation System for Visually Impaired People

“Three young guys from Brazil had developed “a navigation system for visually impaired people” with mobile phones & gps”, Mobile WebTV Live Broadcast reports. See the videos.

Brazil: Coffee and Milk, or Water and Vinegar?

Adventures of a Gringa uploads a series of University of Sao Paulo's documentaries about the politics of race in Brazil: Coffee and milk, or water and vinegar? “The documentary tries...

Brazil: “President Lula is a nerd”

After his speaking for the first time against the proposed Digital Crimes Bill, hugging Pirate Bay’s spokesman Peter Sunde, defending the use of open source software and inviting Internet users...

About our Brazil coverage

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


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