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· October, 2011

Stories about Brazil from October, 2011

30 October 2011

Brazil: Police Restrain Students at the University of São Paulo

Military police launched a blitz operation at the University of São Paulo after approaching three students smoking marijuana on the night of October 27. Adriano Rangel reports.

Brazil: Mobilization Against Racism Towards Indigenous Peoples

29 October 2011

Brazil: Niobium, National Mineral Wealth at Knock Off Prices?

Niobium, also known as columbium, is among the most utilized metals in the world, and Brazil has the great majority of global deposits. However, exploitation of niobium within Brazil raises...

21 October 2011

Brazil: Belo Monte Dam Case Comes to Court

The Brazilian justice system has provided new fuel to the protesting voices against the Belo Monte hydroelectric power plant, after its construction begun in June 2011. A lawsuit filed in...

17 October 2011

Brazil: Creating Opportunities for Life After Jail

7 Billion Actions

While serving time in jail, Ronaldo Monteiro kickstarted a project with fellow detainees and turned his life around. Years later, released on parole, Monteiro now coordinates an NGO that offers...

7 October 2011

U.S. Releases Report on Social Media in Latin America

Ada Lovelace Day: Inspirational Women in Action

Technology for Transparency Network

Ada Lovelace Day aims to raise the profile of women in science, technology, engineering and maths by encouraging people around the world to talk about the women whose work they...

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