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· August, 2013

Stories about Brazil from August, 2013

28 August 2013

Choosing ‘Exile’ Over Break-up, US Citizens Follow ‘Banned’ Spouses Abroad

Families tell their stories online through social media, where they also raise awareness about their cases and pressure US legislators to include their families in the much anticipated immigration reform.

27 August 2013

It Started With a Kiss: Footballer Causes Homophobia Debate in Brazil

A photo showing a footballer kissing a male friend has caused much controversy and debate on social media as machismo and acceptance go face to face.

21 August 2013

Death Threats Follow Cartoonist Latuff's Criticism of Brazil's Military Police

Known for political cartoons drawn with simple strokes and acidic humor, cartoonist Carlos Latuff believes he is in danger due to his recent jabs at the military police.

14 August 2013

#YoViajoPara: Why do Latin Americans Travel?

Travelers discussed on Twitter under the hashtag #YoViajoPara the reasons why they love to visit other places.

Brazil's Urban Mobility Crisis

Searching for solutions which will improve urban mobility in Brazil, Luciane Salles writes about the lack of an effective national plan and the increase in individual transport.

VIDEO: Brazil’s Vinegar Revolt Captured in Independent Film ‘Vandalism’

Produced by a group of independent journalists, this documentary discusses the diversity within the recent protests in Fortaleza and several major Brazilian cities.

2 August 2013

Brazil Accused of Railroading Indigenous Rights in Proposed Land Bill

Complementary Bill 227, brought to an emergency vote in the senate, will give Brazil the power to economically exploit indigenous lands in the Amazon.

1 August 2013

Brazilians Ask ‘Where is Amarildo?’, Favela Resident Missing After Arrest

The last time Amarildo was seen, military police were taking him from the Favela da Rocinha in Rio de Janeiro, known as the largest slum in the world.

Italian Appeals Court Upholds Guilty Verdict in Historic Eternit Asbestos Case

An appeals court in Turin, Italy has affirmed Swiss billionaire Stephan Schmidheiny, former owner of cement manufacturer Swiss Eternit Group, is responsible for nearly 3,000 asbestos-related deaths.