Stories about Brazil from December, 2009
Pedro Witchs shares in Youtube his interpreation of the song "Todos os Verbos" [All the verbs], by singer Zélia Duncan into LIBRAS (Brazilian Sign Language). Vocal and guitar by Rodrigo Romão.
Polyana De Oliveira blogs about the many Brazilian traditions for New Year's Eve, from outfits to food.
It is never too late to achieve a dream, and a Brazilian granny has proved the cliché true. At the age of 100, she enjoys dancing, swimming, running, playing volleyball, basketball, football and now, parachute jumping.
Brazil Travel Blog's collection Brazil on Flickr contains 61 albums “with photos from all the corners of the country”. They have published their top 10 Brazilian photos among those uploaded in 2009.
In honor of the one-year anniversary of Israel's attacks on Gaza in December 2008, a number of activists have planned a targeted "tweet for Gaza" campaign on Twitter. Jillian C. York has more.
After fires ravaged the world's largest urban forest in Rio de Janeiro this September, bloggers document, reflect and mobilise in equal measure.
Violence broke out during a demonstration against the latest bribery scandal. Meanwhile, in the run up to Christmas, Panettones have become the iconic image of anti-corruption protests in the country.
Brazilian bloggers have gathered in protest against what they call Coupist Press Party, at the same time they call for people to stop buying, reading or commenting and instead to un-subscribe to Folha de São Paulo and its website.
This World Aids Day Lusophone bloggers in different parts of the world reflect on the suffering caused by the human immunodeficiency virus.
Brazilians have started to debate their 'Right to Information'. While a bill has been introduced in the congress, cyberactivists are hacking their way toward enforcing transparency and access to public data.