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· February, 2012

Stories about Brazil from February, 2012

29 February 2012

Brazil: Dispute Over the Falklands Opens Debate on Economic Perspectives

The 30th anniversary of the start of the Falklands War and the recent public statements by Argentine President Cristina Kirchner cause us to evaluate those events from new perspectives, including...

28 February 2012

Video Highlights: Defending Human Rights

A selection of Global Voices' recent and interesting stories on video advocacy including indigenous rights and recent news from Latin America, East Asia, Western Europe and Sub Saharan Africa selected...

Brazil: Visually Impaired Dancers Become Ballet Professionals

24 February 2012

Brazil: The Deficient Prison Systems of the Americas

Under the Brazilian Sun is a documentary on the current state of the Brazilian penitentiary system. In the aftermath of the tragic prison fire in Honduras that killed 350 inmates,...

22 February 2012

Brazil: Quilombo Community in Bahia About to Be Evicted

One of the oldest slave descendent communities in Brazil, Quilombo Rio dos Macacos, has a date for its eviction: March 4, 2012. The claim for the land comes from the...

Brazil: Global Act “We Are All Pinheirinho”

Brazil: “Massacre of Pinheirinho”, One Month Later

20 February 2012

The “Brazilebanese”, or Brazilians from Lebanon

The return of Lebanese immigrants and their Brazilian families to Lebanon has resulted in the creation of an important community of "Brazilebanese". This community has been making efforts to keep...

10 February 2012

Brazil: “We Are All Pinheirinho” Spreads Around the World

Brazilians all over the world, as well as citizens from different countries, have mobilized in support of the community of Pinheirinho recently evicted from their houses in São José dos...

9 February 2012

Brazil: Is the Weather Wacky?

Talking about the weather may be mere elevator chit-chat but, come rain or shine, there is no honest conversation that does not make some reference to the weather. Obviously the...

3 February 2012

Brazil: Pinheirinho Videos ‘Cover-Up’ Leads Activist to Hunger Strike

The violent eviction of thousands of poor residents from their homes in Pinheirinho, Brazil, has been documented by activists. One of them, Pedro Rios Leão, is on hunger strike in...

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