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· October, 2014

Stories about Brazil from October, 2014

A Sharply Divided Brazil Reelects Dilma Rousseff. Let the Healing Begin?

The election was one of the most hotly contested in Brazil's democratic history. Following defeat, some supporters of Aécio Neves started a petition to impeach Rousseff.

Ideological Divides Run Deep in Brazil Ahead of Presidential Runoff

"Everyone who's lost family and friends because of the elections, let's spend Christmas together"

Brazilian Bloggers Claim Presidential Candidate is Trying to Censor His Critics on YouTube

Users with similar names and similarly scant Internet histories have made intellectual rights claims against two YouTube videos that cast a negative light on presidential candidate Aécio Neves.

São Paulo Is Running Out of Water, But Authorities Say There's No Need for Rationing

The government's assurances that water isn't being rationed goes against the experiences of São Paulo residents, who say their taps are being regularly shut off.

It's Blog Action Day: Let's Talk About Inequality

Global Voices is an official partner for the event, which tackles the issue of inequality this year.

Brazilian Man Accused of High Profile Revenge-Porn Case Only Gets 5 Months Community Service

The victim has vowed to fight to make revenge-porn a criminal offense.

Tumblr Account Shames Online Hate Directed at Brazil's North

The negative remarks are evidence of the long-documented economic gap between the north and the south in Brazil.

Video Portrays Tender Friendship Between a Brazilian Man and a Hummingbird

With a video of only two minutes that he has made to introduce his newest friend, a hummingbird chick, João Silvestrini is conquering hearts and fans across Brazil.

As Polls Close, Brazil's Once Promising ‘Alternative’ Candidate Shut Out of Run-Off

Marina Silva once ranked second place in opinion polls, but lost the race. Some attribute her fall to a political platform full of contradictions.

“Me, Ex-Quota Girl, ‘Daring Bum’”: A Poor Black Brazilian Woman’s Account of How She Succeeded Against All Odds

Read the testimony of a woman who faced prejudice as a university student accepted through the Brazilian racial quota system: "It works, but makes other people feel uncomfortable."

American Actor Mark Ruffalo Retracts His Viral Endorsement of Brazilian Presidential Hopeful Over Gay Marriage

Marina Silva has learned not to disappoint Mark Ruffalo, who famously played the Hulk in the film "The Avengers," on marriage equality. You wouldn't like him when he's disappointed.

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