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· March, 2013

Stories about Brazil from March, 2013

29 March 2013

Brazilian LGBT Advocates Beaten, One Arrested

Will Brazil Stem New Tide of Immigration?

The global financial crisis, wars and natural disasters have inspired a new wave of immigration to Brazil. The development of successful immigration policies may contribute to Brazil’s reputation as an...

25 March 2013

Brazil Violently Ousts Indigenous Village Ahead of World Cup

Brazilian police violently evicted a group of indigenous people from a building they had occupied in Rio de Janeiro to make way for a sports museum, the latest in a...

22 March 2013

Cries of Censorship as Brazilian Satire Blog Ordered Shut Down

A Brazilian court has ruled that satirical blog Falha São Paulo must remain shut down because its name is too similar to the newspaper it mocks, a move that critics...

20 March 2013

As Brazil's Media Struggles, Magazine Axes Striking Staff

Eleven journalists were sacked from alternative Brazilian magazine Caros Amigos in March 2013 after going on strike against poor working conditions, becoming the latest casualties of Brazil's struggling media industry.

Science and Homosexuality Through the Lens of a Brazilian Pastor

Silas Malafaia, a conservative pastor and bachelor in psychology, is the head of Brazil's Victory in Christ Assembly of God Church and enemy #1 of those who fight for homosexual...

19 March 2013

Anti-Gay Preacher Elected Brazil's Human Rights Committee Head

The election of controversial evangelical preacher Marco Feliciano, known for his vocal hardline views on homosexuality, as the chairman of the Brazilian legislature's human rights committee has earned the condemnation...

10 March 2013

FIFA Beware! Journalist Teams Up with Brazil's World Cup Victims

British journalist Andrew Jennings joined a group of Brazil's popular movements to discuss the country's preparations for the 2014 World Cup.

The State of Torture in the World in 2013

9 March 2013

Former Brazilian Minister's New Party Mixes Sustainability, Social Media

Former Brazilian presidential candidate and famous environmentalist Marina Silva is pushing for the creation of a new political party in the country, one that seeks to use the Internet as...

5 March 2013

Carnival Samba Takes Aim at World Cup in Brazil

With forced evictions and competing political interests surrounding the run-up to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, a group of concerned Carnival revelers in Belo Horizonte, Brazil have put...

4 March 2013

VIDEO: Brazil Bulldozes Neighborhood Without Warning for World Cup

Video records the moment when Rio de Janeiro officials armed with bulldozers burst into Restinga, intent on demolishing the homes and businesses of 153 families who live in the neighborhood....

1 March 2013

Paulo Coelho Promotes “Pirated” Audiobook on YouTube

Brazilian Family Loses Home to the World Cup

In this article by Agência Pública, we meet another Brazilian affected by preparations for the 2014 World Cup. This time, it's Elisângela, whose Rio de Janeiro home was demolished without...

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