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· May, 2012

Stories about Brazil from May, 2012

Brazil: More TV Humiliation of Young Man

Brazilian journalist Rodrigo de Almeida denounces [pt] the existence of a longer video of that shown in the GV post (from May 26, 2012) about the TV humiliation of a...

Brazil: Questions Surrounding Rio's ‘Pacifying Police’ Units

The state government of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, has adopted a security policy based on the installation of Pacifying Police Units who tackle crime in favelas (shanty towns) but...

Brazil: SlutWalks Spread Across the Country

On May 26th and 27th, a number of cities around Brazil were the scene of the second round of protests known as SlutWalks, calling for women's liberty and the right...

Video: Media Portrayals of Cities in the Global South

How do international media represent cities in South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East? Is it fair or helpful to development? A symposium of scholars from the London School...

Brazil: Sex Abuse Revealed by Children's TV Presenter Provokes Debate

Xuxa Meneghel, the most famous children's TV presenter in Brazil, revealed on national television that she was the victim of sexual abuse during childhood. Her declaration divided opinions on the...

Brazil: TV Humiliation of Young Man Opens Media Regulation Debate

At the beginning of May, a televised interview of a young man who was accused by the reporter of trying to rape a woman ignited debate over the necessity of...

Brazil: Will President Dilma Veto the Future of Forests?

Online social media has been abuzz since the approval of the new Forestry Code in Brazil by the National Congress. In the spotlight is President Dilma Rousseff, who can use...

Elders Call on Youth to Help Lead the Way at Rio+20

A group of independent and former world leaders, The Elders, is calling on young leaders to help make a better world possible at the Rio+20 United Nations conference on sustainable...

“The Most Misterious of Brazilian Writers” Receives Camões Award

Blog Semióticas [pt] celebrates this year's Camões Award – “the highest honor” for a Portuguese language writer – given to Dalton Trevisan from Curitiba, Brazil, for his “extraordinary contribute in the...

Brazil: “The Dilemma of the Brazilian Revolutionaries”

The author of Lost Sambista Blog shares a photo of Che Guevara being awarded the Gra-cruz of honor by Janio Quadros, the Brazilian President for only seven months in 1961,...

Brazil: Famous Singer Pays Homage to Her Iconic Mother

The singer Maria Rita toured Brazil with a series of free concerts in homage to her late mother Elis Regina, one of the most iconic performers of Brazilian music. The...

Brazil: A Comic Book and its Soundtrack

Brazilian blogger Francielle Costa reviews [pt] Achados e Perdidos (Lost and Found), a comic book in which each chapter counts on an original soundtrack produced especially for the story. The...

Brazil: ‘Hands That Cure, Words That Heal’

With their herbs, gestures, prayers and comforting words, folk healing is an important element of Brazilian culture. Although some people believe that traditional healing art is disappearing, folk healers from...

Brazil: Street Dwellers Share Their Voice on Newspaper

A Laje newspaper features complaints and stories of “street dwellers demanding respect” in the city of Curitiba, Brazil. Produced by the National Movement of Street Dwellers (MNPR) in partnership with...

Brazil: Homeless Movement in Belo Horizonte Surrounded by Police

“Ocupação Eliana Silva” [pt], a camping site of around 300 families in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, which had been occupied mostly by homeless workers [pt] on April 21, in protest against...

Bolivia: Development at What Cost? New Conflict Over TIPNIS Road

A proposed road project in Bolivia that plans to cross right through the middle of the Indigenous Territory and National Park Isiboro Sécure (TIPNIS for its initials in Spanish) is...

Brazil: Plans for a democratic vote on the Acquario Ceará

The construction of the Acquario Ceará, which has provoked many a discussion lately about transparency in the Brazilian city of Fortaleza, will be subject to a democratic vote [pt] this...

Brazil: Blog Countersues Newspaper Over Web Domain

Another chapter in the legal dispute between the Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo and the satirical blog Falha of São Paulo is being written. However, this time, Falha is...

Brazil Approves Racial Quotas in Higher Education

The Supreme Court of Brazil has unanimously approved the adoption of racial quota policies in higher education institutions across the country. The approval of the policy brings up again the...

Brazil: Blogging Carnival on the New Forestry Code

Global Voices in Portuguese launched today, May 4, a blogging carnival [pt] about the new Forestry Code, recently approved by the Brazilian Senate. While some claim that agribusiness is hindered...

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


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