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· November, 2009

Stories about Brazil from November, 2009

26 November 2009

Brazil: The Violence Against Women Debate

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Brazilian bloggers reignite the debate and campaign to end violence.

22 November 2009

Featured Author: Diego Casaes

Diego Casaes is a dedicated Global Voices author and translator from Salvador, Brazil. Much of his writing on Global Voices has spread awareness about legislative threats to online freedom in...

20 November 2009

Brazil: The loss of a pioneer digital activist

The Brazilian blogosphere is mourning today: the country has lost one of its pioneers digital activists.

19 November 2009

Brazil: Do banks have metal or melanin detector doors?

Most banks in Brazil use revolving doors with metal detectors. But are they being used as an excuse to discriminate against people? A citizen media video reveals at least one...

15 November 2009

Blogger Profiles: Caribé, an incurable idealist and cyberactivist in Brazil

Global Voices Online has interviewed João Carlos Caribé, one of the most influential cyberactivist bloggers in Brazil and the man behind the Mega Não movement, that fights censorship in the...

14 November 2009

Brazil: Was the blackout caused by hackers or UFOs?

See the many conspiracy theories about the 2009 blackout in Brazil: everything from the president, his possible successor, UFOs and hackers have been blamed from one blog to another.

10 November 2009

Qatar: Anticipation mounts over England vs Brazil football friendly

All eyes are on conservative Qatar, which is bidding for the 2022 World Cup, to see how it handles the upcoming England vs. Brazil football friendly, with residents alternately excited...

4 November 2009

Latin America: The Rapid Spread of Desertification

Conversations for a Better World

Desertification is silently but rapidly spreading around the world and Latin America is not escaping its devastating effects. While deserts are natural formations, desertification is a process of degradation of...

1 November 2009

Brazil: A view from slum dwellers on Rio's drugs war

In this post, we hear the views of citizen journalists from the Viva Favela project on the drug-fueled violence sweeping Rio de Janeiro's slums that they watch unfold from their...