Stories about Brazil from November, 2014
Victims Reveal Culture of Rape and Silence at Brazil's Top University
Two female students accuse University of São Paulo's medical college of pressuring them to not report the incidents to protect the school's reputation.
Recycling Workers Are Leading the Zero Waste Charge in Brazil
Recycling workers have spearheaded the launch of a national Zero Waste Alliance in Brazil, which seeks to have all materials of a product be reused, recycled or composted.
‘Pickup Artist’ Julien Blanc Isn't Welcome in Brazil, Either
Social media outcry prompted Brazilian officials to deny his visa. Blanc has advocated violent and sexist approaches to dating, even writing on Twitter, "Don't worry. I only abuse women."
See Rio de Janeiro's Favelas Through the Lens of Young Residents’ Pinhole Cameras
The "Mão na Lata" (Hand on can) project challenges teenagers from Complexo da Maré to document their community's daily life with pinhole cameras made from powdered milk cans.
With Its Headwaters Dry, Brazilians Fear the Death of the ‘Old Frank’ River
Climate change, environmental destruction and the current drought all threaten one of South America's main rivers, the São Francisco, and the people who depend on it for their livelihoods.
Hackers Unite to Create Apps and Sensors to Monitor Water Quality
Professionals from several fields of study have gathered at the event "Hackathon: Data and Sensors to Measure Water Quality" to discuss free hardware development and dissemination of public data.
Childhood Play Remains Technology Free by Brazil’s ‘Old Frank’ River
Images depict childhood in a Brazilian riverside community in Xique-Xique, Bahia, located on the banks of the São Francisco River.