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· June, 2013

Stories about Brazil from June, 2013

Brazilian Tribe Opens Indigenous Education Center

An education center created by the Paiter-Surui tribe in the Brazilian Amazon that will offer professional courses to the area's indigenous has finally opened. They hope a cluster of buildings...

Brazil: A Nation Divided Between Protests and Football

Brazil won Uruguay in the Mineirão Stadium, on Wednesday 26 June, in the city of Belo Horizonte, securing a place in the Confederation Cup finall. At the same time, 40,000...

PHOTOS: Police Blanket Rio Protesters, Bystanders in Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets

A week ago, photographer Calé was covering the protest of June 20 in Rio de Janeiro when he saw police use tear gas and rubber bullets to "sweep the streets...

What Do Brazil and Turkey Have in Common?

Brazil and Turkey are thousands of kilometers away from each other, but they have something in common: both countries went out to the streets to protest for their rights as...

Protesters’ Open Letter to Brazil's President

The Free Fare Movement (Movimento Passe Livre) sent a open letter [pt] to the President Dilma Rousseff on Monday, June 24, 2013. They wrote that free public transport is a...

Brazil: Protest Posters Turned into Song

“I turned Facebook off / to show how to be tough / There is so much stuff / that one poster is not enough”. This is the translation of the chorus of...

Iran: “We're Going to the World Cup!” (VIDEOS)

Iranians are relieved to be celebrating for a change. On Tuesday, June 18, 2013 they stormed the streets with joy after Iran's national football team qualified for the 2014 World...

One Dead as Massive Wave of Protests Sweeps Across Brazil

A young man was killed after he was hit by a car in Ribeirao Preto and dozens were hurt in confrontations with the police in Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro, and...

Brazilians Poke Fun at Intelligence Agency Spooks

In the face of protests that have swiped across Brazil, the Brazilian Intelligence Agency (ABIN) were summoned by the government to monitor protesters through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and even WhatsApp....

PR Jingle Becomes Brazil Protest Hymn

A video showing scenes of police violence against the protests that took to the streets of Sao Paulo in the first week of June with the song “Vem Pra Rua”...

Social Media Plays Crucial Role in Brazil's ‘Vinegar Revolt’ Protests

Citizens all across Brazil are collaboratively covering the street protests that erupted nationwide this June. A number of new websites, tools and blogs have emerged to help publicize complaints and...

Brazil: “Gay Cure” Approved by Chamber of Deputies

The proposed law allowing psychologists to undertake treatment to reverse homosexuality was approved yesterday, June 18, by the Human Rights Commission of the Chamber of Deputies. The commission president, anti-gay...

Nothing Can Stop Brazil's Vinegar Revolt, Not Even FIFA

As the international Confederation Cup football tournament played on in Brazil, massive protests against rising bus fares spread throughout the country.

Brazil: Repression at FIFA Confederations Cup in Rio de Janeiro

Following the wave of protests against adjustments to transportation and public spending before the 2014 World Cup, protesters outside the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro were reprimanded by the...

VIDEO: ‘Vinegar Revolt’ Bus Fare Protests Spread Across Brazil

The waves of protests against a bus fare increase in São Paulo is moving beyond the city limits and becoming a national movement.

Free Bus Fare Protest Posters in Brazil

The publishing and design studio Meli-Melo decided to help out in the protests against rise in bus fares in São Paulo, offering their equipment to print out posters free of charge....

PHOTOS: Hundreds Arrested in Brazil's Bus Fare Protests

Police are responding with teargas and violence as protesters crusade against the increase in public transportation fares during the fourth consecutive day of protests in Sao Paulo. The demonstrations are...

The Daily Sexism that Women Face

A woman leaves an airport and feels naked in the face of the looks that every man throws at her on the way out. All women have experienced this to...

Brazilian Court Gags Activist from Protesting Construction Project Online

A Brazilian court has forbidden an agricultural engineer from speaking out on the streets and on the Internet against the construction of a high-rise apartment complex. Freedom of expression advocates...

Brazilian Travestis Seek to Capitalise on Sex Trade During World Cup

In the final post of the series, travesti Marcela explains her plans to raise money during the World Cup to be able to travel to Europe.

About our Brazil coverage

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


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