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· September, 2012

Stories about Brazil from September, 2012

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Brazil: Media, Citizenship, and Public Policies Under Debate

  25 September 2012

To explore topics on "Media, Citizenship, and Public Policies" is the invitation launched by the VIII Brazilian Citizen Media Conference, in September 24th and 25th in Brasília, and Global Voices is there too. Get to know in this article some of the debates, initiatives and workshops that will happen.

Brazil: A Celebration of Bolivian Culture

  22 September 2012

Global Voices author Yohana de Andrade celebrates the presence of Bolivian migrants in her hometown city, São Paulo, Brazil, in an article she wrote for Future Challenges. Yohana describes one of the cultural demonstrations that the Bolivian community brings to the city: the Feira de Kantuta.

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Brazil: Reflections of a Country Searching for Peace

  22 September 2012

Brazil is 83rd among 158 ranked nations in 2012's edition of the Global Peace Index, having fallen nine places since last year's. In the wake of International Peace Day Global Voices shares reflections and initiatives by Brazilian bloggers on the subject.

Brazil: Internet Bill of Rights Vote Postponed Again

  19 September 2012

The progressive Bill of Rights for Internet users in Brazil, the Marco Civil da Internet, which was expected to be voted in Congress today, September 19, 2012, ended up being cancelled for the third time since June. The vote was postponed until after the elections in October, inform Twitter users under...

Latin American Women as Key Development Partners

  18 September 2012

Moms, students, working professionals and women from all walks of life are the driving force behind a gender revolution that has made huge contributions to our region’s prosperity. In Americas Quarterly, João Pedro Azevedo and Louise J. Cord write about how Latin American women are driving the region's prosperity.

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Brazil: Threat to the Autonomy of Indigenous Lands

  12 September 2012

The issuance in mid-July of a governmental measure, Decree 303, that restricts the autonomy of indigenous lands in Brazil has been strongly criticized by many social movements, both in Brazil and beyond, which fight for the rights of indigenous peoples.

Brazil: Youth Documentary on Pacification in Rio's Favelas

  11 September 2012

The Project 5X Favela (5 Times Slum), which aims to give a voice to young filmmakers living in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, is now addressing the pacification process in Rio's slums. Their new documentary, 5X Pacification, intends to portray the impact of police units presence in the daily...

Brazil: Mapping Fires in São Paulo Favelas, Land Values

  11 September 2012

After crowdsourced research on fires in São Paulo's slums and informal settlements, known as favelas, Patrícia Cornils and a group of São Paulo citizens are mapping the fires at a site called “Fogo no Barraco” which translates as “Shanty on Fire”. The site also reveals dramatic increases in land value near fire...

Brazil: Crowdsourcing information on fires in slums

  5 September 2012

Recently a number of devastating fires in São Paulo slums [Pt], where land values have sky-rocketed of late, have left thousands homeless. Over 1,100 people were left homeless after the last fire. Some São Paulo residents are using a public spreadsheet to crowdsource data and analyze the phenomenon over the...

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


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