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· August, 2012

Stories about Brazil from August, 2012

21 August 2012

Brazil: Land Dispute Between Slave Descendants and the Navy

Brazil: Bicycle Brings Books to the Homeless

If good ideas transcend boundaries, this one does it by bicycle. That is, by Bicicloteca, a bicycle that carries a small library through the city of São Paulo, Brazil.

20 August 2012

Brazil: Company Continues Construction of Belo Monte Dam

Brazil: Belo Monte Halted, but for How Long?

When it seemed that all was already lost, the movements opposing the Belo Monte hydroelectric power plant were surprised by an order suspending the works, which were being carried out...

8 August 2012

Brazil: Claims Under Electoral Law Lead Two Parana's Blogs to Justice

Brazil: Prisoners Get Four Days Off Sentence Per Book Read

Recently, the government of Brazil launched a new initiative whereby reading books related to classic national literature, science or philosophy can reduce prisoners' jail sentences. However, according to a 2006...

Video: No Pool? No Problem! Creative Solutions to Beat the Heat

The hot summer in the Northern hemisphere is forcing many people to seek ways in which to escape the high temperatures or get some relief. These next images and videos...

6 August 2012

Brazil: Will the Pioneering Internet Bill of Rights Pass?

The Marco Civil, a “bill of rights” for Internet users proposed in Brazil, will come to a vote on August 8. While the majority of the community seems to support...

Brazil: Sexist Reporting Taints Olympic Coverage

"Female athletes who got into this competition representing their countries, after long years of training.. are simply summarized to the excess or lack of weight, to their hair style, smiles...

3 August 2012

Brazil: Justice for Brutal Attack Victim Vitor Suarez

On July 30, 2012, a Brazilian judge announced the release of five young men from preventive prison. They had been there since February after brutally attacking Vitor Suarez, a student...

2 August 2012

Global: BRICS vs. NATO – Battlefield of Ideas on Interventions

China’s and Russia’s recent decision to veto the United Nations Security Council resolution against Syria -has reignited the debate over the relationship between 'new' powers Brazil, Russia, India, China and...

1 August 2012

Bolivia: Anti-US Rhetoric Harming its Diplomatic Relations?

Bolivia took a radical turn in its foreign policy six years based on an anti-US agenda giving it more leverage in the region. But since then, changes in relations with...