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· April, 2011

Stories about Brazil from April, 2011

Brazil: School Bullying and the Realengo Massacre

On 7 April 2011, twelve adolescents at the Tasso da Silveira City School in the west of Rio de Janeiro were shot dead. The culprit was ex-pupil, Wellington Menezes de...

Peru: Hydroelectric Projects in the Amazon Under Discussion Again

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) requested the suspension of Brazil's Belo Monte hydroelectric dam, reopening the debate in Peru on similar projects and their impact on the Peruvian...

Brazil: An e-Book to Understand Social Media

Brazil: LGBT Scene Under Discussion

With recent legal advances and a proposed bill that criminalises homophobia in the Brazilian Senate, cases of violence against LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) groups and expressions of prejudice and...

Brazil: Friends and Advocates of a Street Full of Trees

Brazil: Satire of Middle Class Problems

Brazil/Japan: Bridge Blogging Post-Earthquake News

Brazil: The Biggest Brazilian Newspaper Violates Labour Rights

Brazil: Reading Habits and Cultural Roots

Brazil: The Wikicity of Porto Alegre

Brazil: Mapping a Traditional Music Instrument Online

Brazil: Was the shooting of Ricardo Gama politically motivated?

Controversial Brazilian blogger Ricardo Gama was shot in Rio de Janeiro on the March 24. Gama, a "forceful critic" of political power and police in Rio has already left the...

Brazil: Blood appeal for the victims of school shooting rampage

Brazil: Making the web accessible to the hearing impaired

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