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· December, 2015

Stories about Brazil from December, 2015

26 December 2015

Christmas Around the World in 17 Photos

Many thanks to the Global Voices members who shared photos from their celebrations and Christmas dinner tables.

25 December 2015

Following in São Paulo's Footsteps, Brazilian Students in Goiás Are Occupying Their Schools Too

"The fighting spirit that animated 2013 remains alive."

17 December 2015

WhatsApp Is Back on in Brazil. But Why Was It Blocked in the First Place?

Advox

The judge who issued the order based her decision on a provision of Marco Civil, Brazil's so-called "Bill of Rights" for the Internet.

Do You Know the Story of Brazil's First Black Female Legislator?

More than 80 years ago, Antonieta de Barros became the first black woman elected in Brazil. But she's hardly a household name. One filmmaker has tried to change that.

11 December 2015

From Celebration to Repression: São Paulo Students Keep Protesting for Better Education

São Paulo students celebrated after scoring a major victory against the governor's "reorganization" policy, then continued their protests, only to be met with police violence.

5 December 2015

Student Protesters in São Paulo Celebrate Victory, As Governor Backs Down and Education Secretary Resigns

Students throughout São Paulo are still occupying schools, waiting for the dust to settle after the Governor's announcement, but the movement against "reorganization" appears to have scored a major victory.

3 December 2015

Sao Paulo Officials Declare ‘War’ on Students’ Occupy Movement

Many public schools in São Paulo will be restructured or even closed under a new plan. More than 300,000 students are expected to need to transfer to new schools.

2 December 2015

GV Face: How Do You Feel About The Term “Terrorism”?

GV Face

Names and labels are something we take very seriously at Global Voices.