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· March, 2012

Stories about Brazil from March, 2012

31 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...

30 March 2012

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,...

19 March 2012

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?

18 March 2012

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.

13 March 2012

Intercontinental Cry Will Launch Spanish Edition

Brazil: Citizens Say No to Aquarium in Fortaleza

Brazil: Bloggers Sued for Denouncing Corruption in Alagoas

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...

12 March 2012

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...

9 March 2012

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...

8 March 2012

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

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...

7 March 2012

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...

6 March 2012

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...

1 March 2012

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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