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· August, 2009

Stories about Brazil from August, 2009

Brazil: Photos of an outrageous squatter settlement eviction

  26 August 2009

Freelance photographer Anderson Barbosa took chilling photos of the eviction of 800 families from the Olga Benário squatter settlement in São Paulo after a court order. The property had been occupied for two years by hundreds of families who watched their houses burn and be demolished last Monday.

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Brazil: Bolivia expels Brazilian citizens

  10 August 2009

Evo Morales' government claims that recent expulsions of Brazilians from its territory is focused on matters of sovereignty, but some Brazilian bloggers suggest it is to settle government supporters in their place.

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Brazil: Fighting contemporary slavery

  4 August 2009

Modern day slave labour in the Northern and North-eastern States of Brazil is a well known problem. But is slave labour in São Paulo an anomaly? The blogosphere discusses and concludes: much remains to be uncovered.

About our Brazil coverage

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


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