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· December, 2010

Stories about Brazil from December, 2010

New Year's Resolution: Learn About Latin American Culture

Colombian/Argentinean Travelojos contributor Jennifer Lubrani writes about her New Year's resolution: “I’ve made it a goal to try to learn as much as I can about all of the other...

Glimpses of Citizen Media from Portuguese language countries in 2010

Throughout 2010 the lusophone blogsphere has given new perspectives on important issues that mainstream media tends to ignore. Read this post and discover a selection of the voices that Global...

Brazil: Act in support of WikiLeaks

The video of a debate in support of WikiLeaks, with the participation of its Brazilian representative, Natália Viana, and many cyberactivists, is available at the blog Maria Frô [pt]. The...

Christmas Recipes in Global Food Blogs

Christmas means ‘coming home’ to many people - but if this isn’t possible, preparing a magic meal can be a consolation. Bloggers of many continents have shared their favorite holiday...

Brazil: Indigenous communities reflect on using the internet

For the first time ever, delegates of 16 indigenous communities from all over the country gathered together to discuss a subject of utmost importance: the Internet, and how to use...

Brazil: Newspaper Folha de São Paulo censors satirical blog

The blog "Falha de Sao Paulo", created by brothers Lino and Mario Bocchini, as a parody of Brazil’s biggest newspaper company - Folha de Sao Paulo - was removed from...

Brazil: The vote for human rights

Marcelo Salles, writing [pt] for the blog Escrevinhador (Scribbler, pt), balances out votes in the state of Rio de Janeiro won by elected politicians concerned with human rights, against those...

Brazil: WikiLeaks and doubts over technology transfer in French fighters

WikiLeaks has released a document that raises doubts over the main reason behind Brazilian interest to buy French fighter aircraft: the possibility of transferring the technology of construction.

Brazil: Police brutality during building evacuation in Rio de Janeiro

Lucas Duarte, writing for the blog Nota de Rodapé [Footnote, pt], denounces “Brazilian police truculence” in the city of Rio de Janeiro during the evacuation of a building, on December...

Brazil: Literature and Prejudice against the poor

Paulo Lopes comments [pt] on controversial statements by Brazilian actress  and former sex-symbol Vera Fischer. In an interview to Folha newspaper, a few days before launching the latest of ten...

Brazil: Key player at COP 16 but bad example at home?

In Cancún, there is great deal of expectation towards the Brazilian delegation. Meanwhile, back in Brazil, the new Forestry Code proposal suddenly made its way back to the National Congress...

Brazil: WikiLeaks and the Pre-Salt Oil Exploration

A WikiLeaks cable revealed that the former Brazilian presidential opposition candidate, José Serra, held talks with the Director of Business Development and Government Relations of Chevron, Patrícia Pradal, to benefit...

Brazil: Recognition of the Palestinian State

On December 3, 2010 Brazil officially recognized [pt] the Palestinian state within the 1967 borders. The Brazilian blogsphere reaction is an analysis of the meaning of the recognition for the...

Brazil: Pension rights for gay couples

Marcelo Marques in Blog do Bacana [pt] informs of a recent decision by the Social Security Ministry in enforcing a rule that recognizes that the social security benefits to relatives, such...

Brazil: Media supported censorship during the dictatorship

Eduardo Guimarães, from Blog da Cidadania [Citzenship Blog, pt] reproduces an interview by TV host Jô Soares with Ricardo Kotscho (journalist and President Lula's former press secretary), in which he states that several...

Brazil: WikiLeaks and the “Electronic Intifada”

Idelber Avelar, from the blog Biscoito Fino, suggests [pt] that Orwell's 1984 is one of the best literary models to understand WikiLeaks’ global surveillance, comparing it with a two-way “Electronic Intifada“, and...

Brazil: President Lula defends WikiLeaks’ Assange

Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva (Lula) has this week criticised [pt] the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, condemning the Brazilian press for not having defended the Australian activist....

Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay Recognize Palestinian State

Two Weeks Notice, a blog by Greg Weeks, reports: “Argentina has joined Brazil and Uruguay in recognizing a Palestinian state […]  The Israeli response is striking, particularly because it unwittingly...

Brazil: The only black woman in a beauty pageant

Cris Rodrigues, from blog Somos Andando [We Are Walking, pt], writes about racial prejudice in a beauty pageant in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, where only one...

COP 16: Young Bloggers Track Negotiations

Adopt a Negotiator, part of the TckTckTck campaign focusing on climate change, is an initiative where several young people from different parts of the world become “trackers.” Their role is...

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