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· September, 2010

Stories about Brazil from September, 2010

Brazil: Mainstream media flaw on Senator's life condition

The politician Romeu Tuma [pt], a candidate for reelection in the Brazilian Senate, was wrongly announced dead by national mainstream media on September 24, “despite the fact he's alive, although,...

Brazil: Monitoring the Reform of a Park in Sao Paulo

Though September 21 is a national day to celebrate trees in Brazil, SOS Parque Água Branca [SOS White Water Park, pt] blog called it the “Day of the Dead Tree”...

Brazil: Real Estate Speculation Threats the Cerrado

Real state speculation is taking over Brazil and sparking a debate on the environmental and social impact of the ever growing construction sector. In Brasilia, the modern capital of Brazil,...

Brazil: World's Largest Graffiti Inaugurated

Brazil's President Lula da Silva inaugurated the world's largest graffiti at over 37 000 square feet in the area of Foz do Iguaçu. This area; famous for the Iguaçu falls...

Brazil: Jornal do Brasil Quits Print and Goes Online

Jornal do Brasil (JB), one of the country's oldest and most symbolical newspapers, gave up its printed edition in the end of August and is now distributed exclusively online. Bloggers...

Brazil: Story of a Free Store and Ethonomia

João Perdigão tells the story of Loja Grátis [Free Store, pt] in Belo Horizonte, a place where “anyone can take something away and not necessarily leave something in exchange”. Brazilian...

Brazil: Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden under Discussion

Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden, “one of the most beautiful and best preserved green areas in the city”, has been under political and social discussion between the Government and families...

Brazil: The Political Spectrum of Narcotics

On Futepoca [pt] blog, Anselmo debates over the possibility of a political spectrum of narcotics. He quotes a cartoonist who believes that “marijuana is left-winger and cocaine is right-winger”.

Brazil: Independence Day and East Timorese Self Determination

“To talk about Brazil, I chose East Timor”, wrote [pt] Leonardo Sakamoto, on the 188th anniversary of the Brazilian “political independence”, September 7. He talks about dignity and self-determination, while reflecting on...

Getting to Know the Global Voices Latin America Team

The Global Voices Latin America team of volunteer authors has grown over the past three years. During this transition and the presentation of a new Regional Editor, Silvia Viñas, let's...

Japan, Brazil: Dirty Hearts, a movie on first-generation Japanese-Brazilians after WW2

Jamaipanese reports [en] that next year will be released in Brazil the new film by Brazilian filmmaker Vicente Amorim titled Coracoes Sujos (Dirty Hearts). The movie is about an underreported...

Brazil: A guide to tech for transparency projects in the 2010 elections

Brazil is awash in online technology for transparency and accountability projects in the run-up to its October 2010 presidential elections. Manuella Ribeiro gives us a tour through some of the...

Brazil: “Do It Yourself” Clean Elections

In less than one month there will be elections in Brazil and Eleitor 2010 has already became a game-changer: it is a "crowdsourcing" project aiming to facilitate citizen reports of...

Brazil: Primetime Prejudice Against Atheists Triggers Mass Response

"Atheists are people without boundaries, criminals, evil because they think they are their own God" this statement, made live on TV, has triggered a controversy in Brazil, a country where...

Brazil: Net Neutrality or Diversity in Jeopardy

Blogger Paulo Teixeira writes about the history and value of net neutrality while opposing to Google-Verizon's “jeopardy deal”. He explains how Internet as we know it promotes creativity and cultural...

Brazil: Transparent Copyright Legal Consultation

The deadline for submission of proposals and suggestions [pt] by Brazilian citizens concerning the reform of copyright law ended on August 31st. The online public consultation was hacked in a...

Brazil: Fighting Back the Digital Crimes Bill

João Carlos Caribé warns internet users that there is another move by the Brazilian Congress to pass the Digital Crimes Bill. He calls a blogging carnival and Twitter campaign [pt]...

About our Brazil coverage

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


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