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· July, 2012

Stories about Brazil from July, 2012

Togo: Preacher Transports 4.2 kg of Cocaine Hidden in Lollipops to Build Church

Togolese Preacher Woegna Yao Koufoualesse was caught at the Accra International Airport with  4.2 kg of Cocaine in a flight from Sao Paulo,  Afrique Infos reports [fr]. The drugs were hidden...

Brazil: Concerns Over Public Health in Januária

Participants of the citizen journalism project Amigos de Januária, Rising Voices grantee of 2011, are carrying on the mission to monitor the local government of Januária, in Brazil. The latest...

Brazil: Project Discusses Political Campaign Sign Litter

Few months ahead of municipal elections in Brazil, the campaign Quem sujou agora, vai sujar depois [Who litters now, will litter afterwards] aims to raise awareness on how political candidates...

Brazil: Board of Social Communication Under Criticism

The Observatório do Direito à Comunicação, website of communication rights in Brazil, reports that [pt] the Board of Social Communication, elected by National Congress on July 17, is under criticism...

Brazil: Ministry of Health forms Partnership with Facebook on Organ Donation

The Blog da Saúde [Health Blog] announced [pt] the Ministry of Health's partnership with Facebook to encourage organ donation by members of the largest social network in the world. “The Minister of Health, Alexandre Padilha,...

Brazil: Deported Activist Returns to Denounce Mining Company Vale

Jeremias Vunjanhe, a Mozambican journalist and activist, was prevented from entering Brazil during Rio+20. After civil society movements and organisations mobilised, Jeremias returned to the country to denounce the actions...

Brazil/Portugal: Homophobia and the “Apparent Invisibility” of LGBT

On the blog No que tange, Maycon Lopes shares [pt] his experiences of being a homosexual in Brazil, where homophobia “motivates terrible killings”, and compares to situations he faced while...

Brazil: Middle East Economic Policy Under the Radar

The current search for new trading partners in unexpected geographic areas demonstrates the extent to which Brazil has changed its foreign policy the last few years. With an agenda that...

Brazil: Video of Tribute to Murdered Forest Heroes

Watch the footage [en/pt] of Laísa Sampaio's speech at the UN on February, as she received a posthumous tribute to her sister Maria do Espírito Santo and brother-in-law José Cláudio,...

Brazil: Navy Denies Entrance to Quilombo Rio dos Macacos

Tai Oliver reported on Quartoamarelo Ateliê studio Facebook page [pt] about recent abuses involving the Navy and Rio dos Macacos quilombo community in Bahia, Brazil, which struggles against eviction threats...

Brazil: Activists Support Civic Framework for Internet

Internet activists are discussing the civic framework (“marco civil”) for internet in Brazil, to be voted on National Congress today. Mega Yes Movement [pt] says the framework will establish fundamental...

Brazil: The Debate About Natural Childbirth

In Brazil's private sector, over 85% of births are caesarian, even though the World Health Organisation recommends that they not exceed 15% of total births. The high prevalence of this...

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


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