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· August, 2009

Stories about Brazil from August, 2009

28 August 2009

Brazil: Outrage at violent São Paulo eviction

On Monday, 240 police went to evict 800 families from the Olga Benário squatter settlement in São Paulo. Bloggers and photojournalists report on the violence, despair and lack of social...

25 August 2009

Brazil: Students arrested for demonstrating in the Senate

Students were held for demonstrating against the Senate's President José Sarney and suffered many threats. We hear the blogosphere's thoughts on Brazilian democracy being slowly done away with.

23 August 2009

Brazil: On the meaning of “Minorities with a majority complex”

A catchphrase uttered by Senator Renan Calheiros in an argument with another senator reinforces the presumption of a long-standing rivalry between São Paulo and the rest of Brazil.

16 August 2009

Brazil: Lawsuits force popular political blog to close down

Nova Corja, one of the most popular Brazilian blogs on politics, has folded after 3 lawsuits in 5 years. Bloggers fear it is the nail in the coffin of independent,...

14 August 2009

Brazil's Forum for Digital Culture reaches out to the blogosphere

Cyberspace is ever more inhabited by government institutions in many countries. In Brazil, a Forum for Digital Culture has been launched to, so far, positive blogosphere reactions.

10 August 2009

Brazil: Bolivia expels Brazilian citizens

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...

7 August 2009

Alex Castro: A liberal, libertarian and libertine Brazilian blogger

In this interview, Brazilian blogger Alex Castro talks about blogs, the prisons which enslave the human soul how he escaped them to live as a libertarian, and of course, about...

4 August 2009

Brazil: Fighting contemporary slavery

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...

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