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· July, 2013

Stories about Brazil from July, 2013

31 July 2013

Brazil's Vinegar Revolt Renews Police Demilitarization Debate

Some argue it is impossible for Brazil's military police, a leftover from from the country's dictatorship, to view the people as anything but the enemy.

30 July 2013

Serbia, Turkey, Slovenia and Brazil on Winning Streak at Girls’ U18 Volleyball World Championship

Brazil: ‘Real Men Don't Beat Women’

If you deepen into the figures of domestic violence against women in Brazil, you will find that one in five women are victims.

26 July 2013

Denouncing Abuses via Social Networks in Mexico and Brazil

Brazil's Indigenous Demand ‘No More Dams’

After the release of scientists kidnapped by the Mundurukus last June, the Brazilian government agreed to meet the indigenous and listen to their claims.

15 July 2013

Snowden, the NSA, and Latin America: Beyond the Headlines

While the U.S. media has focused on the response of Latin American leaders to the incident involving Evo Morales' plane being rerouted in Europe, the debate in the region on...

12 July 2013

New Sugar Cane Farming Bill in Brazil Threatens Amazon

Brazil has passed a law authorizing the cultivation of sugar cane for the first time in areas of the Amazon forest and surrounding wetlands and savanna, causing concern among environmentalists.

5 July 2013

Brazil Stockpiles Arsenal of Non-Lethal Weapons Ahead of World Cup

The Brazilian government has purchased thousands upon thousands of non-lethal weaponry, including tear gas and Taser guns, from arms firm Condor to use as part of its security strategy during...

4 July 2013

Brazilian Weapons Firm Exports Arms to Turkey and Arab Countries

Brazilian weapons firm Condor has a strong business interest in the Middle East, where its tear gas canisters have recently been used against protesters. Brazilian investigative journalism agency Pública reports.

3 July 2013

Brazil Wins Confederations Cup, Amid Protests On and Off the Field

Protests marked Brazil's win in the Confederations Cup. Protest signs were raised inside Maracanã, while clashes between police and demonstrators occurred outside. Brazil beat Spain 3-0 and Italy won third.

Brazilian Tear Gas Used Against Turkish Protesters

Tear gas canisters made in Brazil were used to stifle protests in Turkey recently. Brazilian investigative journalism agency Pública reports.