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· March, 2015

Stories about Brazil from March, 2015

A Crowdsourced Project to Map the Amazon

Mapazonia is a crowdsourced collaborative mapping project focused in the Amazon region in South America.

The Facebook Pages Behind Sunday's Anti-Government Protests in Brazil

On March 15 at least 50 cities in Brazil will host noisy anti-government rallies. Who are the protesters and what do they want?

Brazilian University Won't Enroll Guinea-Bissauan Woman, Even Though She Passed All Requirements

A Brazilian institution claims Domingas Mendes doesn't fulfill the criteria to pursue higher education in Brazil as a 'quota student'. Is there a racial issue here?

#FragaWantsToPost: A Brazilian Activist Has Been Forbidden From Protesting for Two Years

Ricardo Fraga’s right to protest has been legally suspended for the last 728 days. He cannot post or mention anything about the high-rise construction project that is changing his neighborhood.

Did a Brazilian Judge Try to Use Marco Civil to Shut Down WhatsApp Across the Country?

WhatsApp kept working normally in Brazil, but the judge's decision, which was apparently based on provisions in the Marco Civil bill, went viral.

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