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· May, 2010

Stories about Brazil from May, 2010

Brazil: Rapper assaulted by Police Peacemaker Unit

MC Fiell, who recently launched a booklet about police approach at ‘favela‘ (slum) Santa Marta, was the target of a violent assault by members of the Police Peacemaker Unit (UPP)....

Brazil: Bloggers React to Iran-Brazil-Turkey Nuclear Deal

Brazilian bloggers react to the deal reached between Brazil, Turkey and Iran concerning the uranium enrichment of the latter: from optimism to skepticism, here are some thoughts on the role...

Brazil: Exchange Student Victim of Racism at the University

Kadija Tu, an exchange student from Guinea-Bissau, was severely beaten inside the campus of UFPB [Federal University of the State of Paraíba] on May 24th, reports Eugenio Cruz from the...

Brazil: 5XFavela: Art Breaking Social and Cultural Barriers

5X Favela is a social and cultural project that resulted in a feature film about the country's favelas being presented this week at the Cannes Film Festival. It is the...

Iran: The Iran-Brazil-Turkey Nuclear Deal

In Brazil, Maria Frô describes the deal signed by Iran, Brazil and Turkey as the major victory of the Brazilian diplomacy in recent times [pt]; on the other hand, in...

Brazil: Using Cleaner Fuels in Ships

Ambiente Brasil reports [pt] on the bill nº 7006/10 by the parliamentarian Carlos Bezerra. It intends to prohibit the traffic of ships whose fuels contain more than a thousand parts...

Brazil: Ants Protest Insecticide

Ants protest is an artistic video made and posted by attaspp in Vimeo and features a group of ants carrying placards reading “Stop the killing” and crossed out Baygon logos,...

Technology for Transparency, Civic Engagement and Accountability in Latin America

Latin America has a long history of corruption, organized crime, and impunity. However, the region also has a mature civil society and dozens of technology projects that are poised to...

Brazil: Internet use for accountability, transparency and civic engagement: What is civil society doing?

Brazil's Technology for Transparency movement is young - all four case studies we reviewed were launched in the past year. Cultural, technical, and financing obstacles abound, but a soon-to-be-implemented Freedom...

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