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· September, 2013

Stories about Brazil from September, 2013

IBM, Cisco Supply Brazil with Surveillance Tools for World Cup

With the perspective of mega events, Brazil became a priority for the global surveillance industry. On the front line of the technological centers which concentrate decisions concerning security during the...

Developing Latin America 2013: An ‘Apps Challenge’ for Social Impact

This year Developing Latin America goes from being a Hackathon to an Apps Challenge, an event to think of better ideas, obtain more concrete solutions, and achieve more sustainable applications.

Brazil Becomes Hot Market for Surveillance Technology Ahead of World Cup

Giants of the surveillance sector get contracts in a number of Brazilian cities to monitor citizens during the games of 2014 - from security scanners to remote tracking software.

Two Women Jailed After Kissing at Religious Rally in Brazil

In a religious service lead by the pastor and congressman Marco Feliciano, two young women who kissed in the middle of the event were arrested.

Brazilian President Calls for Global Respect of Net Neutrality at the UN

Net neutrality, privacy and human rights were in focus on Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's speech (pdf) at the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly, on September 24, 2013. The...

Social Media Week Discusses Principles for a Collaborative World

Social Media Week, a worldwide event which “brings people, brands and organizations together to explore how we connect and communicate as a society”, starts today, September 23, 2013. In the second...

Brazilian Police: Censors and Censored

In his first article for Global Voices, Danillo Ferreira writes about police oppression of the press in Brazil and the internal institutional oppression of officers freedom of expression.

Cyclists in Fortaleza, Brazil Win Bike Lane After Pressuring Authorities

After members of Fortaleza's Critical Mass took matters into their own hands over the lack of a bike lane, city officials finally created one.

Global Voices Partners with InfoAmazonia

A new form of visualization of Global Voices stories about the Amazon rainforest is now available in the shape of a map of the website InfoAmazonia.org. Through the established content partnership, Info...

Brazilian Artists Unite to Save Lions in Kenya

Brazilian artists contribute their artwork to a crowdfunding campaign supporting the Ewaso Lions Project, dedicated to saving lions in Kenya.

Where Parody Ends and Politics Begin: Comedians Running for Office

One of the members of Portugal's well-known parody group Homens da Luta is running for mayor. In Portugal and Brazil, celebrities running for office is nothing new.

400 Cuban Doctors Go to Brazil

David Oliveira de Souza, a doctor and professor from the Research Institute of the Sirio-Libanés Hospital, sent an open letter to the more than four hundred Cuban doctors who recently arrived in...

Racism Greets Imported Cuban Doctors in Brazil

To strengthen its lagging public health care system, Brazil has brought in hundreds of Cuban doctors to provide much-needed care throughout the country. Some of Brazil's doctors are not happy.

Journalism, Activism and Passion: A Look at Citizen Media in Brazil

[All links lead to Portuguese language pages] “Citizen Media encompasses passion” and “does away with the arrogance of journalists”, states Débora Medeiros, co-editor of the Portuguese language branch of Global Voices....

Protests Called for Brazil's Independence Day

Brazil is getting ready for the celebration of Independence Day, September 7, 2013, with the massive protests of June and July still in mind. More than 400,000 people have confirmed on...

Brazil's Occupy Cocó Park Fights to Save Nature Reserve from Construction

Construction of road overpasses over Fortaleza's Cocó Park kicked off with the destruction of almost 100 trees. The ensuing protests and police violence have thrust the park into the spotlight.

About our Brazil coverage

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


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