Stories about Brazil from December, 2015
Many thanks to the Global Voices members who shared photos from their celebrations and Christmas dinner tables.
"The fighting spirit that animated 2013 remains alive."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.