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· March, 2012

Stories about Brazil from March, 2012

Brazil: “Kilombos”, Stories of Slaves Bridging Three Continents

In this article, we make a secular journey across three continents with 'Kilombos', a documentary released in March in Portugal, which "transports us through the oral history of the African...

Brazil: Irregularities Denounced in the Council of Representatives of Emigrants

Founded at the end of 2012, the Conselho de Representantes de Brasileiros no Exterior [Council of Representatives of Brazilians Abroad], or the CRBE, linked to the Ministry of External Affairs,...

Brazil: Thoughts on Access to Science on Document Freedom Day

In the Document Freedom Day, March 28, Brazilian blogger and professor Ladislau Dowbor writes [pt] about open access to science, and questions the price of information. He also shares his...

Brazil: Cyclist's Death in São Paulo Sparks Protests and Debate

On the morning of March 2, 33-year-old Juliana Dias was killed by a bus while riding her bicycle on her way to work along São Paulo's main street, Avenida Paulista....

Brazil: Should Pinheirinho Eviction go to the International Criminal Court?

Brazilian blogger and Amnesty International fellow Carlos Alberto Ungarzo argues [pt] about the need to take the case of the violent eviction of Pinheirinho, which took place on January 22...

Brazil: Solidarity March for Syrian Revolution

Syrian revolution support reached Sao Paulo, Brazil, on March 18. Hundreds of activists in Sao Paulo rallied to show their solidarity with the Syrian struggle on its first anniversary.

Brazil: Demonstration Demands President Veto on Forestry Code

On March 7, Brazilian activists organized an act (#vetadilma) urging President Dilma to veto changes on the new Forestry Code. Biologist Pablo Pessoa published photos and videos of the act, and wrote...

Brazil: Ministry Silences Report on Human Rights in Belo Monte

Brazilian journalist Leonardo Sakamoto comments [pt] on a news [pt] about a report he wrote for the government that denounces human rights abuses [pt] in the region affected by the...

Intercontinental Cry Will Launch Spanish Edition

Ahni announces the upcoming Spanish edition of Intercontinental Cry [es], which will go live on March 31, 2012. “The main objective of IC Espanol is, of course, to provide Spanish...

Brazil: Citizens Say No to Aquarium in Fortaleza

Citizens of Fortaleza are urging the governor of the Brazilian state of Ceará, Cid Gomes, to halt an Aquarium project which has had no public bidding. Critics argue it will...

Brazil: Bloggers Sued for Denouncing Corruption in Alagoas

Mário Júnior and Alexandre Fleming, on Blog do Fleming, denounced [pt] in July 2011 that the Secretary of Budget and Planning and Economic Development, Energy and Logistics, Luiz Otavio Gomes...

Video: Share Your Challenges and Win an iPad2 in Contest

The Bertelsmann Foundation's FutureChallenges initiative wants to hear about the challenges faced by people all around the world. By making a video and uploading it to their Facebook page, you...

Brazil: Mihoko Satou, a Bridge-Blogger After the Japan Earthquake

A year after the earthquake in Japan, we publish an interview with Mihoko Satou, a Japanese blogger who was born and raised in Brazil. Mihoko tirelessly posted translations on her...

Brazil: What Happens If There's Another Oil Crisis?

The rise in the price of oil caused by the impasse between the Western powers and Iran has been a cause for concern not just for the European and North...

Brazil: Navy Surrounds Quilombo Community Slated for Eviction

A police siege threatening to evict the lands of the Quilombo Rio dos Macacos on March 4, 2012 motivated around 300 people to mobilize in solidarity with one of the...

Ibero-American Blogging Competition Asks Teens: “What are you reading?”

The Organization of Ibero-American States invites teens ages 12 to 15 to enter a blogging competition about reading. The sign up [es] deadline is May 31, 2012, and judges will...

Brazil: Story of a 93 Year-Old Syrian Migrant

'Sito Badia', 'Grandmother Badia' in Arabic - as her grandsons like to call her - was born in the Western Syrian province of Homs. She immigrated to Brazil with her...

Brazil: Can the Agrarian Economy Develop Without Rural Bloodshed?

Nilcilene Miguel de Lima is one of the dozens of small farmers from the Amazon who are being threatened to death by land-grabbers and illegal loggers. As Brazil's GDP goes...

Brazil: Pay TV Giant Campaigns Against New Act

Act 12.485/1, approved by Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff on September 2011, establishing new rules for pay television, has already created controversy among satellite television providers, subscribers and independent producers. Satellite...

Global Voices Podcast: Remembering Our School Days

In this edition we’re going back to school! From extreme teaching on the Niger River, to the fondest or most memorable educational moments of Global Voices contributors around the world....

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


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