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· July, 2011

Stories about Brazil from July, 2011

Global Voices Bloggers to Mentor Youth Activists from 10 Countries

Today we announce the names of 10 Global Voices bloggers and 11 activists who will be working together virtually over the next months as part of a new mentoring initiative...

Brazil: “A Serbian Film” Banned from RioFan Festival

The controversial long feature “A Serbian Film” was banned [pt] from the RioFan film festival by its main sponsor, the Brazilian national bank Caixa Econômica Federal, as announced [pt] on...

Brazil: Blogger Censored and Sued by Businessman

Journalist Paulo Cezar Prado's Blog do Paulinho [pt] has been blocked by the Brazilian Justice, reports the Blue Bus [pt]. Businessman Franck Henouda's lawyer has sued the blogger who had...

Brazil: Improvising Recycled Electronic Art by Gambiologia

Gambiologia is a collective of artists from Belo Horizonte inspired by the “Science of Gambiarra” – a Brazilian “trend” of adapting, improvising and finding simple and creative solutions to all...

Brazil: Belo Monte March in Images

Renata Takahashi published dozens of photos of a march – #MarchaBeloMonte - that took place on July 17 in São Paulo, and in six other Brazilian cities, against the Belo...

Brazil: Report Reveals Unsustainable Practices of Biofuel Industry

Though biofuel has been acclaimed as the best exit for the world’s struggle for energy resource and a 'green' alternative which can reduce carbon emission, a recent study by the...

Brazil: #ForaMicarla as Protest Against Corruption in Natal

Since 2010, denunciations of corruption [pt] concerning the mayor of Natal, Micarla de Sousa, have led Brazilian citizens to mobilize in protest via Twitter with the hashtag #ForaMicarla (Out with...

Latin America: Blogging About the ‘2011 Copa América’

Blogger ‘Marsares’ is covering the 2011 Copa América for equinoXio [es], providing analysis about each football game. Argentina (the host), Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru,...

Brazil: Inappropriate Use of a Newspaper's Logo

Lino Bocchini, from the blog Desculpe a Nossa Falha wonders [pt] if the Brazilian MTV and its owner, Editora Abril, will also be sued by the newspaper Folha de São...

Brazil: Blogger Threatened to Death

Celso Lungaretti denounces [pt] death threats against Antuérpio Pettersen Filho, who leads the Brazilian Association of Individual and Citizenship Defense and edits the online newspaper Grito Cidadão (Citizen Cry) [pt]....

About our Brazil coverage

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


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