Stories about Brazil from April, 2010
Brazil: Arrest of Indigenous leader increases tension in Bahia
On March 10th, unidentified armed police invaded Serra do Padeiro, a Tupinambá indigenous village, and arrested their leader and later his brother. They are still in prison and their detentions have increased the tension in the region.
Brazil: The Fragility of the Electronic Voting System
Maria Frô republishes [pt] news about a University of Brasília's report uncovering flaws in the electronic voting system: “Let's be aware of this election as they promise unpleasant surprises considering the suspicion of different electoral research institutes.”
Brazil: Blogging Against ACTA
Brazilian cyber-activist João Carlos Caribé calls on bloggers [pt] for a mass blogging against the ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement). According to the EFF, the ACTA text will be made public this Wednesday, April 21.
Brazil: Blogosphere in support of anti-corruption bill
A bill that seeks to prevent politicians who have committed serious crimes from running in elections is going viral in Brazil, with nearly 2 million signatures in a petition.
Piola: Latin American Valleys in Web Conference
Last Monday March 29th, the Pio.la project, a platform for online web conferences had the first Latin American Valley web conference, where organizers from the different “Valleys” let everyone else know how their online communities – made up of developers, designers, entrepreneurs and others who are helping build the local...