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· June, 2010

Stories about Brazil from June, 2010

Global: Statistics on Countries Participating in World Cup

SRF from GeoCurrent Events blog writes about the economic geography of the 2010 FIFA World Cup participant countries.

Brazil: Michael Jackson Immortalized at a Slum in Rio de Janeiro

Michael Jackson was honored this week in Rio de Janeiro's Santa Marta Slum. The terrace where he recorded part of the video “They don't really care about us” in 1996,...

Brazil: Standing Against Mining in Gandarela

Local communities and netcitizens who care for the biodiverse Serra da Gandarela in Minas Gerais, Brazil, are taking a stand against Vale S.A. - a major mining multinational whose record...

Brazil: “Tsunami” hits some of the poorest riverside cities

At least 46 people have been killed and an estimated hundreds are missing after torrential floods swept through states in the north-east Brazil, in the worst environmental tragedy in the...

Brazil: “CALA BOCA TADEU SCHMIDT”, Phenomenon Continued

After the huge success of "CALA BOCA GALVAO", a similar phenomenon arose in the Brazilian social media, this time involving Brazil's main television network, Rede Globo, one of its reporters,...

Brazil: Fire in Rio de Janeiro Mobilizes Online Campaign

One of the city’s postcards, the Lagoa neighborhood, was victim of a huge fire at Morro dos Cabritos, an area of Atlantic Rainforest. Soon a campaign against the release of...

Brazil: Stefhany, Authentic Pop Star Rises from the Web

Stefhany is known as “Beyonce from Piauí”. Her first video “Eu sou Stefhany” [I am Stefhany], uploaded to Youtube by a friend and fan, has had almost 2 million views...

Brazil: Soccer Dream Team Murals for the World Cup

During the first day of the World Cup, a group of 12 urban artists painted a wall of 240 m2 in the city of Rio de Janeiro featuring what they...

Brazil: The “CALA BOCA GALVAO” Phenomenon

Millions of twitter users told Galvão Bueno, a famous Brazilian narrator and broadcaster, to shut up: a phenomenon that soon became a worldwide joke.

Brazil: Graffiti Artists Lighten Up Europe

Once persecuted by the authorities, street art has made it to the mainstream. The Brazilian twin brothers known as GÊMEOS are on exhibition in the first event of street art...

Brazil/Israel: Open letter to the Israeli government

“Now, after the coward attack in international waters carried out by Israeli military against the fleet of humanitarian aid to Gaza” says Maria Frô [pt], “again [the movie-maker Sílvio] Tendler...

Brazil/Palestine: The Rose of Gaza

Georges Bourdoukan presents [pt] us with a beautiful poem in honor of the victims of the war and continuous violence in Gaza.

Brazil: Police execution and YouTube voyeurism

A video posted on YouTube shows the moment in which two supposed policemen shot down three supposed drug traffickers. The voyeuristic citizen watches the video in an equally criminal manner,...

Brazil: “Why does not Brazil want to punish torturers?”

Leonardo Sakamoto asks [pt] a tough question that many Brazilians have posed to themselves: “Why does not Brazil want to punish torturers?”. He quotes a recent poll in which Brazilian...

Brazil: This is Rio de Janeiro

Rio Gringa reviews Rio é Assim: a crônica de uma cidade, a book by José Carlos Oliveira, “one of the most realistic, jarring, heartbreaking, inspiring, hilarious, and truly Carioca literary...

Brazil: Brazilian President in Israeli TV Video-Joke

Brazillian netcitizens react to Israeli Latma TV video mocking President Lula da Silva. Hellington from Full ideas blog believes [pt] that the video only shows the ignorance of the world...

Brazil: Landlocked Crowds set up a Beach in a Mountain Town

When at the end of last year, Belo Horizonte’s City Hall published a decree banning events of any nature from taking place at one of the most popular squares in...

Global: Protests In Support of the Freedom Flotilla Continue

In the days following the Israel's raid on the Mavi Marmara that left nine dead and numerous others wounded, the world has seen an outpouring of support for Gaza. Thousands...

Brazil/Bulgaria: Domain Name Debate

Following the debate initiated in January 2010, Eternal Remont blog discusses the ongoing case of the Cyrillic Internet domain name of Bulgaria “.бг” which is, allegedly, too similar to the...

Brazil: The Eleitor2010 Project

On May 29th Eleitor2010 [Elector2010, pt] was officaly launched. According to the press release [pt] it is a Ushahidi-based crowdsourcing platform which aims to aggregate citizen denouncements during this year's...

About our Brazil coverage

Fernanda Canofre is the Brazil editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.


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