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· January, 2011

Stories about Brazil from January, 2011

Brazil: Exclusive Internet Interview with the Founder of WikiLeaks

Brazilian netizens were invited to participate in an exclusive and collective interview with Julian Assange, founder and editor of the polemical WikiLeaks. Assange explains why he works with mainstream media...

Brazil: Ministry of Culture abandons Creative Commons

Brazilian Minister of Culture's decision to remove a Creative Commons license from its website provoked all sorts of reactions on social networks and among bloggers. It is the first instance...

Video: Sports of the World and Games People Play

Sticks, ducks, carcasses, horses, raiding and dancing all have one thing in common: they are all elements used in some of the world's national sports. Today's videos show us a...

Latin American Presidents to Follow on Twitter

Christian Espinosa in Cobertura Digital [es] ranks the top 5 Latin American presidents with the most followers on Twitter. He also shares other information on the use of Twitter by...

Brazil/Tunisia: Cartoons on the Tunisian Revolution

Provos Brasil [pt] shares a series of cartoons by the Brazilian cartoonist Carlos Latuff on the Tunisian Revolution, in two blog posts: The Fall of the Dictatorship in Tunisia and...

Brazil: Neo-Colonialism in Africa

Leonardo Sakamoto refutes [pt] the statement of the foreign affairs adviser to the Brazilian presidency, Marco Aurelio Garcia, that “A neo-colonial relationship is only established if neo-colonizer and colonized are...

Brazil: Micro Grants for Transparency Hackers

Esfera [Sphere, pt] has launched the second round of micro grants for transparency hackers in Brazil. Find out what they are looking for and apply until February 5.

Brazil: Belo Monte Dam returns to the spotlight

The Brazilian government expressed its wish to start building the controversial Belo Monte hydroelectric dam in 2011. Immediately, a virtual mobilization against the project broke out. In spite of the...

Brazil: Chief of Police assaults man on a wheelchair

A physically disabled lawyer was assaulted and threatened with a gun by a chief of police in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, after having complained that the officer had...

Brazil: Salary increase for parliamentarians in discussion

As every end of the year, the Brazilian federal deputies legislated for themselves and approved another salary increase to approximately 52 times the minimum salary earned by most part of...

Brazil: Protest for quality transportation is a crime?

While Leonardo Sakamoto wonders [pt] if  protesting for quality transportation is a crime, Conceição Lemes interviews [pt] one of the organizers of the demonstration against the price increase of bus...

Brazil: The Brazilian who invented the radio

Ricardo Kotscho reproduces [pt] a letter by Hamilton Almeida in which he tells the story of the inventor of the radio Roberto Landell de Moura – a Brazilian priest born...

Brazil: Any questions for Julian Assange?

Natalia Viana, WikiLeak's journalist in Brazil, invites [pt] bloggers and readers of her blog to formulate questions for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange until 6pm, on January 21. The most original...

Lusophone Culture: Buala “Giving Voice” to Contemporary African Cultures

They propose “to create new views, free from prejudice and colonial judgment,” of contemporary African cultures, and in an interview with Global Voices, Marta Lança and Francisca Bagulho talk about...

Brazil: Thousands on the street against price increase of the bus tickets

Panópticosp posts a series of photos [pt] in the Brazilian Independent Media Center from the manifestation against the price increase of the bus tickets. On January 20, more than 3...

Brazil: Flooding in the Mountainous Region of Rio de Janeiro Devastated Cities

The mountaineous region of Rio de Janeiro is suffering what is being considered Brazil’s most-deadly natural disaster: there are more than 500 fatal victims and countless people left homeless so...

Brazil: Police brutality during student protest

The blog Vi o Mundo [Saw the World, pt] shares a video by the cartoonist Carlos Latuff and a letter from the Workers Union of the University of São Paulo...

Brazil: São Paulo annual floods and the biased media

Following the floods this week in Brazil, Hugo Albuquerque, from the blog O Descurvo, comments [pt] on the urban problems of the city of Sao Paulo. He also criticizes mainstream...

Latin America: Women's Political Participation in the Region

Figures on the share of seats held by women in national assemblies around the world show that Latin America, “ranks second only to Nordic Europe in terms of the percentage...

Brazil: Still the Guerrilla Against Folha de São Paulo

Update on GV's post Brazil: Newspaper Folha de São Paulo censors satirical blog: Not happy with the newspaper's Ombudsman accusations [pt], saying that the satirical blog was “coarse”, “appealing”, “insulting”...

About our Brazil coverage

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


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