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· August, 2013

Stories about Brazil from August, 2013

VIDEO: A Portrait of Equal Marriage in Brazil

Liberdade na Rede blog shares [pt] a short documentary by Brazilian journalist Alicia Peres on equal marriage, called Meninas (Girls). The documentary portrays moments in the lives of Priscila and Juliana: São menos...

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.

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.

Crowdfunding Project in Brazil Seeks to Finance Independent Reporters

Non-profit journalism agency Publica is launching a crowdfunding projecy to support independent investigative jounalism.

Brazilian Soccer Team Launches Campaign Against Racism

[All links lead to Portuguese-language pages unless otherwise noted.] In a video released Monday, August 12, the soccer team Grêmio of Porto Alegre brought together some of the key players...

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.

#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.

Police Censor Film Screening in Brazilian Neighbourhood

Police officers ban the screening of a documentary that discusses the death of a child during a police operation in the same neighbourhood where the screening was to take place.

Cartoons Magazine Raises Funds for Brazil's Free Fare Movement

Magazine that has collected cartoons about the protests in Brazil now available to buy online.

TNW Announces Latin American Startup Awards Winners

In the lead up to this year’s The Next Web Conference Latin America, we’ve been running Startup Awards competitions in Peru, Colombia, Mexico, Argentina, Chile and Brazil in search of the hottest startups...

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.

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.

About our Brazil coverage

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


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