Stories about Brazil from May, 2014
Driven by Facebook Rumors, Violent Mob Murders Brazilian Woman
A police sketch posted on Facebook and a vicious online rumor ended with the lynching death of a 33-year-old housewife.
Brazilian Colonel Found Dead A Month After Confessing to Torture
Paulo Malhães, a 76 year-old retired officer, was killed at his home in April. In March, he admitted torturing and murdering people during the country’s dark dictatorship period.
Costs and Benefits of Brazil's World Cup
Daniel Bustos blogs [es] from Colombia on the economy of the World Cup in Brazil and after touching upon the inevitable issue of corruption, states: Finally, Brazil will serve as a “guinea pig” for the Latin American countries that someday had dreamt of organizing this great event, it will serve to...
Peru and NetMundial: Same Old, Same Old… or Worse
Chillinfart writes [es] on V de Vergüenza about NetMundial, which he considers as a farce. To him this was: a meeting just for the sake of the picture, with core topics revolving around the share-out for Internet domains and concerns about cybersecurity (ring a bell?), leaving aside topics as neutrality...
50th Anniversary of Dictatorship in Brazil: A French Torturer in South America
Documents obtained by a researcher in France shed light on the activities of Paul Aussaresses, the executioner of Algiers, military attaché in Brazil in the 1970s.